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Discover Church
Utica, Michigan 48317
586-739-2550

About Kevin
  • Education: BA in biblical Studies & Psych MA in Pastoral Ministry
  • Experience: 1990-present; Youth, Singles, Solo, Lead, and now: team-pastoring.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I have powerpoints and outlines to go with most of ’em. Email me and I’ll send ’em your way. Feel free to copy and use whatever you’d like!!! Let’s get God’s Word out as best as we can.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Bill Hybels: "Holy Discontent." Brade Powell: "Change Without Compromise" Conference series
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Indian Peanut vendor who meets Rockefeller & turns him down on a job offer in order to remain the president, treasurer, and secretary of his own company (found in "The Christ-Centered Marriage" by Neil Anderson.
  • Family: My "First Church."
  • What my parents think of my sermons: Like ’em
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Likes most of ’em.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Shorten it up," If you can’t strike gold in 30 minutes, quit drillin’.
  • Books that have had an impact: Permission Evangelism, Michael Simpson Purpose-Driven Life -Rick Warren Change Your Church for Good -Brad Powell Finishing Strong, Farrar Messy Spirituality, Yancey The Barbarian Way, McManus Money, Posessions, Eternity, Randy Alcorn
  • Hobbies: Running, gardening, pack-packing
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: If you desire to know God, partner in His deepest passion: finding lost people.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Nothing outstanding, yet a lot of small, humorous things.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Faithful follower of Christ, Great Husband & Father, Good Neighbor, Caring Pastor
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Newest Sermons

  • What's Really At-Risk?

    Contributed on Mar 6, 2008
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    Faith, like life, requires risk. Sometimes, the greatest risk of all is to do nothing. God wants you to take the risk do His thing, not your thing or nothing.

    What’s At-Risk? At-Risk series, Message #3, Discover Church February 3, 2008 I hurt my toe 4 years ago, and –because I didn’t want to pay the money, or stop my running routine, I didn’t do anything about it. Ignored it, hoped it would go away. Well it didn’t, it deteriorated, and I ...read more

  • Building Integrity

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
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    Three benefits of integrity, and four ways to build greater integrity

    Building Integrity,Extreme Makeover: Heart Edition November 3, 2007, Kevin McCarthy, Discover Church Clingstone is a house that was built in 1905 on a peninsula in the Narraganset bay near Newport Rhode Island. It was constructed with heavy mill type framing, It’s shingled inside and outside, ...read more

  • Color-Blind

    Contributed on May 21, 2007
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    A look at how money "colors" or shapes our interior lives and why Jesus has so much to say about its use.

    This represents the first in a 5-part focus on how money affects our interior (heart)life, and is derived from a 3-part series given by Brad Powell of Northridge Church, Plymouth, MI. With Brad Powell’s permission, I adapted his material to its present format. Message #1: Color-blind, The ...read more

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  • Clingstone Is A House That Was Built In 1905 On ...

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2007
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    Clingstone is a house that was built in 1905 on a peninsula in the Narraganset bay near Newport Rhode Island. It was constructed with heavy mill type framing, It’s shingled inside and outside, and was designed to withstand hurricane force winds. In 1938 a hurricane, dubbed the “long Island ...read more