Varrett J. Kennedy is the Founder, and Senior Pastor of Beth-Rapha Ministries.
He was reared, nurtured and trained in the ways of the Lord at Mt. Sinai Cathedral under the late Bishop Clarence Sexton Sr. As a young man he went on to major in Religious Studies, and minor in Drama at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Pastor Kennedy began his formal ministry in 1984, and later in September of 1993, he was ordained an elder in the Churches of God In Christ. From his youth he has exhibited a great ability to carry out leadership roles, beginning with keeping track of three spirited, and adventurous younger siblings, to holding office in Student Government.; youth minister, and counselor for hundreds of students throughout high schools in the New York Board of Education. Pastor Kennedy was pastor of Redemption Ministries in Brooklyn New York from 1995-1998. It was during that time he became deathly ill, and later in 2001, he experienced blindness for approximately 18 months. He says, his love for God and relationship with Him offered a new and profound meaning; and was fully persuaded that, “God being a partner in our labor, all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.”
Pastor Kennedy currently serves as Superintendent of the Cross County District of the 2nd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Eastern NY, Clinical Chaplain at Cabrini Hospice; Associate Professor at All Saints Community Chaplaincy Academy and CEO of Parties by Design Caterers.
Everyone has a grace upon them and for sure you will experience the compassion of our Lord through the person and ministry of Pastor Varrett Kennedy.