BHM: Dr. Kenneth R. Kemp to Keynote Black History Month Kickoff Celebration

February 1, 2022

Unknown-1.jpegSt. Philip’s College will host Dr. Kenneth R. Kemp as part of its Black History Month kickoff event. The virtual presentation will premiere at 3:00 pm on February 7, 2022. St. Philip's is celebrating BHM beginning February 1, 2022 with a focus on Health & Wellness in the African American Community. The 2022 schedule features events for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community. The diverse schedule of virtual programs strives to motivate, inspire and enlighten the community in honor of National Black History Month. Dr. Kemp will be joined by St. Philip’s College President, Dr. Adena Williams Loston, in the kickoff celebration.

About Dr. Kenneth R. Kemp:

Kenneth R. Kemp, MD is Senior Pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of San Antonio, TX, and a practicing pulmonologist and intensivist. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Antioch since 2009. A graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he is certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University and an adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care at the University of Texas Health-San Antonio. 

He retired as a Colonel from the Army Medical Corps in September 2009 after 25 years of total service and he continues to practice pulmonary and critical medicine. Having served on numerous boards and commissions, he is the National Director of the Health Awareness Team of the National Baptist Convention of America, Incorporated, International.

He is the lead editor of “Lessons for Life” and the author of “A Servant’s Heart” and “A Cry During Crisis.” He is married to Velma Willoughby Kemp, with whom he has two daughters: Jessica, a staff minister at Antioch, and Joelle, a pharmacist in Atascocita, TX.

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