Rev. Kitts Bio
My journey began in 1988 when I was given charge of 18 first graders. This ignited the idea of helping young people grow spiritually in a caring environment. I have served within the United Methodist Church since 1996. I began as layperson and over the years have discerned my calling into full-time ministry working with youth to pastoral ministry where I am today. My goal is to continue serving where God has placed me. My focus is to always show others and help them understand and accept the love that God so freely and graciously offers. God has blessed me with my wonderful wife Amanda and our three children. They have given me support and strength throughout my ministry.
Record of Service:
Director of Youth at Kern Memorial UMC (Oak Ridge, TN) 1996-2000
Director of Youth at Bearden UMC (Knoxville, TN) 2000-2002
Director of Students at Wesley Memorial UMC (Beaumont, TX) 2002-2004
Associate Pastor/Director of Youth & Spiritual Growth at Seymour UMC (Seymour, TN) 2004-2013
Pastor of Trentville UMC/ Pleasant Hill UMC (Strawberry Plains, TN) 2013-2017
Pastor of Harriman UMC (Harriman, TN) 2017-Present
United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH) 2013 MDiv.
Johnson University (Knoxville, TN) 2002 B.S.
Halls High School (Knoxville, TN) 1988
Lay Staff Member 1996-2008
Licensed Local Pastor 2008-2013
Probationary Elder 2013-2015
Elder in Full Connection 2015 - Present