Kirk has been dubbed by many as a true pentecostal pragmatist: unrelenting his pursuit of inspiring God-encounters, and yet dogmatic in his approach to living a sound Christian life. These values, along with over 30 years in the ministry as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and now Senior Pastor, have made him instrumental in building New Life over the last twenty years. He is the author of three books, and travels internationally to speak to church and business leaders on kingdom principles. He is a graduate of Zion Bible School in Waverly, New York, and left a position with General Dynamics and commercial construction in Detroit Michigan to pastor New Life in 1997. He and his wife, Carolyn, live in Depauville, and have five children and eight grandchildren.