The Kendalia Community Church is pleased to welcome as its new pastor Dr. Charles B. Kemble. Dr. Kemble is a graduate of Baylor University, holds the M.Div and Th.M in Counseling degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He has been in ministry since 1957, having pastored several small churches during Seminary days and serving as interim pastor for several churches. Also, he has served as pastor of Parkview Baptist and Northwest Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio, First Baptist Church of Universal City, and later as part-time pastor of Leesville Baptist Church.
Pastor Kemble and his wife, Peggy, reside in Universal City. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2009. They have one son and nine grandchildren. Pastor Kemble expresses a desire to do more than just preach on Sunday mornings; he seeks to meet the pastoral aspects of the community, ministering to families and individuals as needed. He may be reached at 210-827-7739.
The Kendalia Community Church is a small, Bible-believing, non-denominational congregation, which seeks to minister to the spiritual needs of a wide area. One former pastor described the congregation as “The People Who Care.” The church participates in ministries in Blanco by cooperating with the Blanco Ministers Fellowship. It also serves in Kendall County with an outreach and regular contributions to the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center and the Hill Country Family Services, both located in Boerne. The congregation meets in a hundred-year-old historic church building located just off FM 473, behind the Kendalia Post Office.
In addition to local concerns, there is a global ministry. Financial support is regularly given to three missionary families: Fred and Leah Thompson serving in Guam; Mike and Susie Harrison in Hong Kong; and Larry and Shirley Sallee with Wycliffe Bible Translators, currently living in Florida. Sunday school is at 10:00am and worship service at 11:00am. The church observes The Lord’s Supper on the last Sunday of each month. A potluck dinner is held on the first Sunday of the month. Everyone is invited to attend and bring a friend.