The pastor who could

Feb 23, 2008 Full story: Cedar County Republican 18

“I'm one 100 percent, total opposite from what I used to be. Before I gave my life to God, I was very sad.”

Kenny Batson, a recovering alcohol and drug addict who spent three terms in prison, is now pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in El Dorado Springs. via Cedar County Republican

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Angie

La Plata, MO

#1 Mar 11, 2008
I'm proud of you!
The warning

West Mineral, KS

#2 Mar 15, 2008
Angie wrote:
I'm proud of you!
Watch out, once a thief always a thief!
Cobblers

UK

#3 Mar 15, 2008
Not once a thief, always a thief. President GWB was once a drunk but now, no longer is. Applying your logic 'the warning', you'd say you have an alki running your country. People can, and do, change, so good luck to Rev Batson.
Vindicator

Miami Beach, FL

#4 Mar 20, 2008
Pastor Batson is a good person. He has a good heart and sets an example for others by demonstrating that one may not be able to change the past but people who look to the future can always make a difference. Besides, the Bible says judge not lest ye be judged and I am pretty sure ye are not without sin yourself there Mr. or Mrs. Kansas
Crystal and Bob

Lawson, MO

#5 Mar 21, 2008
My husband and I attend Pastor Kenny's church we are very thankful we found a church that preaches sin is sin, and if you sin and don't ask for forgiveness you go to hell. I have known Kenny for several years he has always been a person that keeps guard of his spiritual life. I have never known the old Kenny and am very glad God has changed his life!!!! His is a true example that people can change and that when God gets ahold of you, you are transformed from the inside out!!! Many blessing to Pastor Kenny and his family!!!!
little Kenny

Cameron, MO

#6 Apr 20, 2008
I am pastor Kennys son and I am very proud of my dad. When my dad got saved I was about 3 years old. I didnt know much at the time but now I understand how much he did to make sure I grew up In a safe lifestyle. I love you dad!

“Luctor et emergo”

Since: Jun 07

Springfield, MO

#7 Apr 21, 2008
Cobblers wrote:
Not once a thief, always a thief. President GWB was once a drunk but now, no longer is. Applying your logic 'the warning', you'd say you have an alki running your country. People can, and do, change, so good luck to Rev Batson.
I would seriously think twice before using George W in defense of your argument. Not the best choice my friend. Having said that, any time a man picks himself up and tries doing something better with his life, he should be commended. Good luck in all your future endeavors Rev. I say Live and let Live!
P Cox

Bolivar, MO

#8 Aug 18, 2008
Kenny Batson is a pastor! Wow. I remember him as the town drunk who used to beat the crap out of anyone that got in his way and his girlfriend and kid. I never really cared for the guy personally so Im glad hes getting his life straight. Nice to know people can change. I guess there is hope for everyone.
Tara

Springfield, MO

#9 Sep 12, 2008
I went to Pastor Kenny's church for several years. He is an amazing man of God. He truly is a changed man. He is a wonderful person, and a great friend. We love ou PK!!
susie r 1

United States

#10 Jul 14, 2009
The warning wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch out, once a thief always a thief!
Not true. My husband and I used to attend Pastor Kenny's church and we find him to be a person of integrity who loves the Lord.
Be Blessed, Pastor Kenny
Debra

Billings, MO

#11 Jan 7, 2013
Pastor Kenny is and always will be a MAN OF GOD. He has a wonderful wife Angie. I attended Pastor Kennys church in R.H. He is a true blessing.
small town

United States

#12 Feb 12, 2013
Hide youelr kids folks
Wow

Bloomington, IN

#13 Apr 10, 2013
Why cant people change? Sounds to me people need to go to church more...... and see that change
Hukt Awn Fawnix

Strafford, MO

#14 Apr 16, 2013
Judge not lest ye be judged.

Keep up the God given path Rev.
Just add kids

Sparta, MO

#15 Apr 16, 2013
Now give him your sacrificial lambs (your children) and he'll be a real Pastor! Amen!
thankful

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jun 21, 2013
so thankful for a man who tries to serve Jesus. He has wonderful family...what a blessing he is to our community.
Missouri Miss

Mount Vernon, MO

#17 Sep 12, 2013
May want to check the recent police records for this so called man of God.

That kind of tells the true story
truth

Lenexa, KS

#18 Aug 12, 2014
Missouri Miss wrote:
May want to check the recent police records for this so called man of God.
That kind of tells the true story
People do change...is a person the same at 18 as you are 40. No. Pastor Kenny paid his dues for being dumb. Now God has blessed him with a great family. He never had anything or anybody good his life...I'm happy for him

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