“Cookson Hills has afforded us the opportunity to be able to make a lasting impact in the lives of students on campus, but also on our own family team.”
The Lord directed Ken and his wife, Benita, to Cookson Hills as Houseparents in 2011. After taking a short break from 2016 to 2018, he came back to restart our Music Education program as the lead Music Teacher and also, Athletic Director. Ken is a rehearsal-conducting, theory-instructing, practice-assigning, rhythm-keeping, always-leading, hands-on-training, always-entertaining, life-changing music teacher! Ken has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in Contemporary Worship and Instrumental Performance, plus minors in Biblical Studies and Business Administration from Trinity Bible College. Team Kelly is led by Coach Ken Kelly, and made up of his wife, best friend, and assistant coach, Benita, and their two daughters, Eliana and Emma. Ken loves being intentional about pouring into his family team! As a family, they love to bake, kayak, hike, play disc golf, play dress up, and use their dinner table and home to impact the friends and family around them.