"Jesus never dealt harshly with the marginalized or oppressed but always had great compassion for them. It was the religious crowd, their inability to care, their love affair with the law, and fear-mongering that constantly made him angry. They didn't like the way he loved back then any more than they do now."
For nearly twenty years Kenny traveled with his dad and his brother in one of Christian music's most popular Southern Gospel trios. The Bishops garnered several industry and fan awards, including the coveted Dove Award, as well as numerous number-one and top-ten songs. The group made a name for themselves appearing on television and on stages all across America. Their songs were constants on most every radio station and program that featured Southern Gospel music.
After thousands of miles, more than two dozen recordings, and hundreds of songs, the Bishops, as a group, retired in 2001.
After several years away from music, Kenny returned in 2006 with a renewed spirit, a refocused mission, and a new record that made headlines with a surprise GRAMMY nomination and multiple Dove Award nominations.
Feature articles and interviews in major, mainstream music publications brought added notoriety to Kenny's story of success and struggle in the Gospel music industry. This attention, coupled with a new understanding of his mission and purpose, has encouraged Kenny to continue with the task of telling God's story of unqualified grace.
Today, Kenny's faith has been remade and reshaped by what he feels is a more inspired and informed version of God that includes more than it excludes.
He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his husband Mason and cat Béla (RIP Ragamuffin). His most valuable treasures are his two children and his four grandchildren.
He writes articles for various publications, produces records and special events, and serves as co-pastor at Bluegrass United Church of Christ in Lexington.