R. Kevin Matthews

Senior Pastor

Pastor R. Kevin Matthews is a dynamic preacher and teacher gifted with keen prophetic insight into the Word of God. Driven by his passion to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Pastor Kevin is a visionary leader with a global mandate.

Marked by God at an early age, Pastor Kevin began his work in ministry as a faithful youth minister under the leadership of Bishop Don Mears at Evangel Cathedral of Upper Marlboro, MD. He was later ordained an Elder and installed as an Associate Pastor. His dedication at Evangel Cathedral was unwavering.  He served in full-time ministry for nearly 20 years.  As a youth pastor,  he pioneered the annual National Young Adult Conference commonly known as “Boot Camp,” which convened thousands of attendees.  Moreover, he was a staple instructor for the Central Bible School where his thought-provoking class, “How to Study The Bible For Yourself,” consistently drew over 1,000 students annually from various churches within the Washington, DC region.

As Pastor of The Shepherd’s International Christian Church, he is the epitome of a servant leader and his innate ability to connect people to their God-given purpose is unparalleled. In this vein, he empowers audiences across the country with Biblical-based teachings and practical tools to live in destiny instead of dreaming about it. 

More than a preacher, Pastor Kevin is a thought-leader on church business and administration.  He is the CEO of RKM Ministries and RKM Enterprise. His wisdom and business strategies are known throughout the world. He is highly sought-after speaker, consultant and business mentor. His experiences created opportunities where he trained thousands of pastors on church management, finances, government, and leadership. Having a heart to see other pastors succeed, he was also a key instructor for the annual Church Financial Growth Seminar hosted by the accounting firm of Chitwood & Chitwood and Don Mears Ministries.

Pastor Kevin is committed to leading in excellence and by example. In addition to his formal training under Bishop Don Meares, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Church Administration from Friends International Christian University.

 His anointing coupled with his experience and education have propelled him to be a General in the Gospel. He, uncompromisingly, delivers a message of hope, breakthrough, and revival to national audiences. Pastor Kevin’s desire is to lead people to salvation and a life-changing encounter with God that will fuel a life of unstoppable spiritual growth, victory, and accomplishment.

Pastor Kevin and his wife, First Lady Malissa, reside in Upper Marlboro, MD. Together, they are impacting the world.



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