About Our Pastor
Elder Kenneth D. Duke is one of the most talented and efficient speakers of our day, he is provocative,
engaging, and inspiring. His energetic, compassionate, and humorous demeanor has made an enormous impact in preaching the unadulterated word of God. Elder Duke inspiring presentation embraces and challenges every age group, ethnic background, and socio-economic level. It is through the anointed word of God that Elder Duke has been blessed to proclaim the gospel throughout the country. He reveals the revelations of God and the ultimate plan he has for the lives of his people through his word. His dedication and love for teaching and preaching the word of God has gained him an undisputable reputation, which he humbly appreciates. As Elder Duke continues to grow in grace and in the knowledge of God, he aspires to reach a higher standard among God’s people for the glory of God and his son Jesus Christ. Elder Duke is a powerful gospel singer and credits his vocal quality to his mother, Mrs. Avis Stevenson Petty. He is a chosen vessel of God from the foundation of the world, to impart wisdom, evoke willingness among God’s people to advance in the knowledge of God and lead lost souls to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Under the divine authority and will of God, Elder Kenneth D. Duke was installed as the Pastor of the St. John Primitive Baptist Church, Delray Beach, Florida on November 13, 2010.
Elder Duke, a native of Dallas, Texas, journeyed to Miami, Fl. at the age of 3 and has since been actively
involved in promoting godliness wherever he resides. It was at the age of five that Elder Duke accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and at the age of sixteen, he accepted his call to the ministry. In Miami, Fl., Elder Duke was actively involved, with his home church, New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, where his Father is the Senior Pastor/Teacher. There he promoted a holistic ministry for young Christians. He is
the eldest son of Elder Kenneth A. Duke and Evangelist Julia A. Duke and sibling to twin brother, Elder Kelon Duke, and sister Aheisha Duke. He is the proud father of Kennedi Duke. Elder Duke is a graduate of the Miami Carol City Senior High School, Class of 2001. Elder Duke graduated from Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, Georgia with a degree in Religion and Philosophy. In Atlanta, Ga., he worked in the capacity as the Single Ministries’ Pastor at the Traveler’s Rest Church, where Pastor E. Dewey Smith is the Overseer. In addition, Elder Duke has been blessed with many outstanding preaching and teaching opportunities and has had the awesome privilege of speaking on countless panels, his most cherished being with the late Dr. E.V. Hill of Los Angeles, California. Elder Duke was ordained in October 2010 and is a current graduate student at Virginia Union University.