Kelly has been a Lead Pastor for over 21 years. He began in ministry at the age of 23 in Canmore Alberta where he took over a small congregation that was only a year and a half old. He pastored Rocky Mountain Victory Church for nine years and then released it to plant a new church in Okotoks, Alberta, a small suburb community south of Calgary. The church in Okotoks began with 120 people and within the first six months saw 85 first time salvations. The church continued to grow over their four and a half years there, and even planted a daughter church in Cochrane, AB.
In 2011, Kelly and his wife, Joy-Lynn, released the Okotoks Church to become the Lead Pastors of Victory Christian Fellowship in Lethbridge. Within the first year of their pastorate in Lethbridge, the church saw 380 first time commitments to Christ in the Sunday morning services, plus 13 salvations from it’s weekly television program and 26 salvations from the special events hosted throughout the year. They also were able to baptize 110 candidates and saw the weekly attendance double.
Within the first seven years of ministry in Lethbridge, the church grew by over 600% and averages over 500 first time decisions for Christ each year.
Kelly has also authored three books; My Victory Starts Here, Six Anchors, and Mind Craft. Mind Craft releases in January of 2019.
He and Joy-Lynn have been married for 22 years. They have six children, one daughter in-law, and a grandson; Carson (Shayla & Daxton), Kahl, Keenan, Shandeah, Kai, and Avery.
In his free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family, reading, working out, and coaching football.