• Kelly Benton

    Contributing sermons since Feb 1, 2006
Kelly's church

Kapa'a Missionary Church
Kapa’a, Hawaii 96746

About Kelly
  • Education: Kelly’s credentials include: An Honorary Doctorate Degree of Divinity from Concordia Thelogica Institute and Biblical studies, A Bachelors Degree of Practical Ministry from the Evangelical Protestant Church Seminary, and various courses throughout the Military.
  • Experience: Kelly Benton began his ministry with the United States Army as a Chaplain Assistant. Kelly spent time over a 12 year period in the Army at various locations such as Hawaii, Guam, Thailand, Japan, Texas, and Iraq. After his time in Iraq Kelly felt God calling him to leave the Army to serve in the “civilian world”. Kapa'a Missionary Church is Pastor Kelly's fourth church he has served with as senior pastor since the military. Kelly also serves as the Director of Wrestlers for Christ.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Feel Free to use my sermons, just let me know how they went for you and also how could I make them better.
  • Family: Kelly is married to Stacy and they have a grand total of 8 children: Jade, Brittany, Shelby, Shayla, Logan, Kagen, Hazen and Austin. Kelly and Stacy are also proud Grandparents to 7 grandchildren.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: As pastors we should preach with power and zeal. We need to sell Jesus to others and we need to be excited about Him. We should never present the gospel as lazy servants. After all, would you buy a car from someone that doesn’t excite you?
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Can You Hear Me Now? Accept Jesus and make a change in your life.
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  • When The Battle Comes

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2016
    based on 3 ratings

    To encourage the listener that the battle belongs to the Lord!

    Most of us are familiar with the story of David and Goliath. It truly is one of the greatest victories in all of Scripture. David, a mere shepherd boy stands to face the giant, Goliath in battle and he wins. This is the kind of story we need to hear isn’t it? After all who doesn’t have a more

  • Suffering

    Contributed on Jun 30, 2016
    based on 5 ratings

    To share that the road to greatness always passes through suffering.

    A man found a cocoon of the emperor moth and took it home to watch it emerge. One day a small opening appeared, and for several hours the moth struggled but couldn't seem to force its body past a certain point. Deciding something was wrong, the man took scissors and snipped the remaining bit of more

  • Betrayal Of A Friend

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    To share how we need to respond when a friend disappoints us.

    Illustration: Living in a small town as many of you know, has its pros and it has its cons. I believe the pros are that you become friends with several people within the community and always see a friendly face. Now this can also weigh in on the cons. knowing everyone, you hear when someone has more

  • Oh, Grow Up

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2015
    based on 4 ratings

    To invite the believer to “grow up” in his/her walk with Jesus.

    I want to start today’s message off with a video I found this past week entitled, “Things you can’t do when you’re not a toddler”. VIDEO: “Things you can’t do when you’re not a toddler”. These more

  • Annoying People

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    To enable the listener to see people as Jesus does!

    Do you have any annoying people in your life? A spouse does not count because in the “for better or for worse clause” we accepted certain irregularities. Shelby shared a video with me this past week that I would like to share with you this morning. This video is of a South more

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  • Being A Bystander

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2015

    Some years ago we had some friends in our apartment complex that needed some help moving. Now, no one enjoys moving and everyone usually tries to avoid this type of labor if possible. But, these people needed some help so I volunteered myself and our oldest son Zane to help them move. We more

  • Carrying What I Don't Need

    Contributed on Jan 29, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    CARRYING WHAT I DON'T NEED I think back to my Army days. All those foot marches and all the pain associated with them. As a young private I packed pretty much everything I could before we went out. I wanted to make sure I had all the comforts to help make life easier. I made sure to have extra more

  • The Curious Just Shows Up To Church But Doesnt ...

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    The Curious just shows up to church but doesnt try to get involved in the church. They show up physically but are absent spiritually. These types of people are much like the employee that comes to work to only punch the time card but are totally non-dedicated to the job. They expect to recieve more

  • It Had Rained For Almost A Week But I Had A ...

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2008

    It had rained for almost a week but I had a brilliant idea! I was going to be super dad for the day and take my boys out shooting. I had fond memories of my father taking my brother and myself out to shoot guns. I thought that is would be a great time in which me and my boys could do some bonding, more

  • A Man's Life Is Governed By His Thoughts; He Will ...

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    A man’s life is governed by his thoughts; he will ultimately become that which dwells most on his mind. “You are what you eat.” Engulf yourselves with His presence, put Him in more