ABOUT THE PASTOR
Get to Know Our Pastor at New Life Ministry Baptist Church
Dr. Kenneth Foy, Sr. is our dedicated Pastor here at New Life Ministry Baptist Church in New Orleans. In April 2009, he, his wife and family restarted our ministry after the church was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They were determined to continue doing this great work of God.
His Family Life
Aside from being a pastor, Dr. Kenneth Foy, Sr. is also a licensed marriage and family therapist, a compassionate counselor, a caring husband, and a loving father. He has been married to his lovely wife, Angela, for more than 31 years. They have two beautiful daughters together, Reagan and Angel.
A Troubled Past
As a result of Pastor Foy's continual rejection of Jesus Christ, he found himself serving over a ten-year prison sentence. Prison was the place where he had is first genuine encounter with Jesus Christ and accepted Him as his Lord and Savior, but not long afterward, the prison was also the place where Pastor Foy acknowledged and accepted his call to ministry.
Turning His Life Around
After serving for more than 10 years in prison, Pastor Foy enrolled in the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1997 at the Elysian Fields Baptist Church by Dr. Ken Taylor.
Deciding to further his knowledge and educational background, he obtained the following degrees & counseling license:
Associate’s Degree in Christian Education (May 1998)
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministries (December 1999)
Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling (December 2002)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of Louisiana (March 2005)
Doctorate in Ministry With a Specialization in Pastoral Counseling (December 2010)
Pastor Foy at graduation with his daughters, Reagan and Angel, Mother Thelma Foy, and wife Angela Foy
Pastor Foy at the former location of New Life Ministry Baptist Church with his wife Angela and daughters, Reagan and Angel.