Rusty Kennedy, OBU alumnus and pastor, delivered the chapel message Feb. 8 at Oklahoma Baptist University. His message came from 1 John 2. Kennedy is the featured speaker for Focus Week, an annual week designed to strengthen relationships with God and one another.

A mentor, disciple maker, student minister and pastor, he has successfully connected with men and women at the point of brokenness and has been used by the Lord to guide them through spiritual health and healing. He currently serves as director of Leavener, a community of believers just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. He has served in ministry for more than 30 years in churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Indiana.