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Bill Kynes

Bill Kynes is Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, VA

Sorted by Year: 1973

Pastor Kynes is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, VA, where he has served since 1986. He and his wife Susan have four boys: Will, Matthew, Cameron, and Cason.

Bill grew up in Tampa, FL, and graduated from H.B. Plant High School. He received the Thom McAn Trophy as the nation’s top high school scholar-athlete. He was an undergraduate at the University of Florida with a major in philosophy. There he also played quarterback on the football team and was later inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, receiving an M.A. in theology. He received an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL, before returning to England for a Ph.D. in New Testament from Cambridge University.

From 1997-1999, he served as an adjunct professor in New Testament for the Trinity Washington, D.C., Extension Program.

He is the editor of The Ministerial Forum, a publication of the Evangelical Free Church of America Ministerial Association, and has served on a number of boards of the EFCA and other Christian organizations.