Raised a pastor's son in La Canada Flintridge, California, Kenton graduated with his bachelor's degree from Biola University in L.A. and his master's degree from Biola's Talbot School of Theology. In 1978, Kenton came to Mariners as a college pastor. He loved Mariners' dream to reach out to those who weren't currently attending church and share the truth that God loved them more than they could ever know and, in 1984, he became Mariners' Senior Pastor. He has overseen Mariners stunning growth from a church of less than 300 to one of 15,000. In 2008, Kenton marked his 30th year at Mariners.
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