Thank you stopping by my website to learn more about the ministry. I have a God given passion to reach people with the message of hope and fulfillment, found in the Gospel of Christ. God has allowed me to have some remarkable opportunities to serve Him. With over four decades of ministry experience, I am still excited about ministry and reaching people with the Gospel. Please take a few minutes to explore the tools and information found here. If I can be a help to you, please contact me.

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About Our Life & Minstry

I am currently serving as Pastor Emeritus of Cleveland Baptist Church and North America Director of Spiritual Leadership Asia.

  • Kevin Folger was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In August 1958, Pastor Roy Thompson started Cleveland Baptist Church; the Folger family were founding members of the new congregation. Growing up, Kevin’s parents instilled in his heart a desire to know God and to serve Him. Through that upbringing, Kevin was Saved and Baptized at the age of five, in 1963. Through a series of circumstances, God made it clear that He was calling Kevin to preach, and in March of 1974, as a junior in high school he fully committed his life to that purpose.
  • Kevin enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he earned his Graduate of Theology in 1978. In June of that year, Kevin began working on the staff of his home church, Cleveland Baptist Church, where he served in many different ministries. June 1990, the church voted Kevin to be co-pastor with Dr. Roy Thompson, and on September 3, 1995, he became the Senior Pastor. He served faithfully in that capacity, until his resignation on June 2, 2019.
  • During his tenure as pastor of Cleveland Baptist, God used Kevin’s leadership to pay off all the debt of the church, while acquiring additional church property, and remodeling and renovating the church facilities. This done by the God’s grace in a time when the city of Cleveland was experiencing a tremendous negative demographic and economic impact.
  • Kevin has had the opportunity to travel and preach around the world and has ministered among the large circle of Independent Baptists. He has used his influence to encourage Baptists across the face of the globe.
  • After his resignation from Cleveland Baptist Church, the Lord led Kevin to help found Spiritual Leadership Asia an expansion of the ministry of Spiritual Leadership Conference of Asia. Working with Dr. Paul Chappell and Brother Niranjan Sundararaj in a collaborative effort, the purpose of this ministry is to further the gospel among the 10/40 focused nations of Asia. Kevin serves as the North American Director of Spiritual Leadership Asia. A ministry that equips trains and encourages Asians in reaching the 10/40 Window.

Kevin is available to preach Revivals, Mission Conferences, Bible Conferences, pulpit supply, one-day meetings, or to present the ministry of Spiritual Leadership Asia.

About The Folger Family

Kevin and Denise Folger met while students in Bible college. They married on May 22, 1976 while still studying for the ministry. They make their home in the greater Cleveland, OH area. Kevin and Denise enjoy ministry and love being grandparents to ten grandchildren.

God has blessed the Folger home with three sons, and their families.

Kevin N. Folger is a financial officer of a major corporation in Cleveland and married to Alli. God has blessed their home with two children, Christian and Gracie.

Peter J. Folger is the pastor of Cleveland Baptist Church in greater Cleveland, OH. He is married to Sandra, and they are parents to four wonderful children, Maddison, Mallory, Mia and Toby.

Andrew P. Folger is the associate pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN. married to Chere’. They are parents to four great children, Carter, Blake, Aubrey and Karissa.

Ministry Experience

  • Superintendent of Heritage Christian School; the Christian day school operated by Cleveland Baptist Church
  • President of Heritage Baptist Institute, a four-year post high school training program for ministry leaders, operated by Cleveland Baptist Church
  • Executive committee and full board of Heartland Baptist Bible College of Oklahoma City
  • Moderator Global Independent Baptist Fellowship
  • Board of Trustees of Baptist International Missions, Inc.
  • Board of Awake America,
  • Board Roma Outreach Mission Association and served as the
  • President of Buckeye Christian School Association.
  • Chaplin Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland, OH

Our Beliefs

  • KJV Bible
  • Jesus Christ God in the flesh
  • Tri-unity or Trinity of the Godhead.
  • Salvation by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ
  • A bodily, physical resurrection of Christ on the third day. He is a living Saviour.
  • Baptism by immersion after salvation, administered under the authority of true New Testament Church
  • A local visible New Testament Church is the body of Christ in that location
  • Pre-tribulation Rapture
  • A literal Judgment of the works of the righteous at that Bema Judgment Seat of Christ
  • Literal second Coming of Jesus Christ to reign over a physical millennial Kingdom
  • A final judgment of the lost and literal hell
  • A New Heaven and new earth – the God and righteous humanity dwelling together with Heaven on earth for all eternity.

The Gospel Presentation

First, realize that God loves you. – John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Second, realize that everyone is a sinner. – Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”


Third, realize that sin has a price that must be paid. – Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Fourth, realize that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead to pay your sin debt. – Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

Finally, pray and ask Jesus Christ to be your Saviour, and claim His promise of eternal life.  –Romans 10:9, 13, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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We’ll be in your area

Stop by one of these meetings, I would love to meet you and tell you more about Spiritual Leadership Asia—Kevin Folger.

January 17Arden Road Baptist ChurchAmarillo, TexasAaron Denison
January 24 - January 26New Manna Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceMarion, North CarolinaTony Shirley
January 31 AMCalvary Baptist ChurchAshland, OHHarry Strachan
February 3-6Lancaster Baptist ChurchLancaster, CAPaul Chappell
February 7Canyon Ridge Baptist ChurchSan Diego, CAChris Chadwick
February 14Community Baptist ChurchWestminister, MarylandJoe Barnhart
February 21 PMRochester Hills Baptist ChurchRochester Hills, MichiganHal Hightower
February 28 - March 2First Baptist Church - New England Baptist FellowshipGroton, MATom Faulk
March 7Liberty Baptist ChurchToledo, OHCaleb Presnell
March 13 -17First Baptist Church of Kingstowne - Missions ConferenceAlexandria, VAJohn Mix
March 21 AMWestside Baptist ChurchElyria, OHPaul Males
March 28 AMAddyson Baptist ChurchAddyston, OhioDavid Pitman
March 28 PMFirst Baptist ChurchEaton, OhioAndrew Stensas
April 14 - April 18First Baptist Church of Kenmore - Missions ConferecneAkron, OhioJoe Germaldi
April 21 - April 25Cleveland Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceCleveland, OhioPete Folger
May 15 - May 16Bible Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceHowe, MITim Christoson
June 6Birch Street Baptist ChurchEau Claire, WITim Hallet
July 11-14Southside Baptist Church - RevivalRock Hill, SCKenneth Walters
July 25Bible Baptist TempleCampbell, OHMatt Ferguson
August 18-22Eastside Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceGreeneville, TNDavid Fox
September 8-12Southside Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceTampa, FLKerry Nance
September 15-19Front Range Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceFort Collins, CODean Miller
September 20-21Faith Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceFredericksburg, VAKurt Skelly
September 22-26Hampton Roads Independent Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceHampton, VARoger Sebrell
September 29 - October 4Harvest Baptist Temple - Missions ConferenceClyde, OHAllen Holmes
October 4-6Lancaster Baptist Church - Spiritual Leadership ConferenceLancaster, CAPaul Chappell
October 7-10Lion's Gate Baptist Church - Missions ConferenceVancouver, BCJosh Towns
October 22-24Heritage Baptist Church - Couples WeekendWoodbridge, VAMark Carpenter
November 8-9Vision Baptist Church - World Evangelism FellowshipApharetta, GAAustin Gardner

Mailing & Support Address

Kevin Folger / Cleveland Baptist Church 4431 Tiedeman Rd. Brooklyn, OH 44144



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