Kevin Deyoung is the senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. He blogs at the Gospel Coalition and has authored or coauthored numerous well-known books such as Just Do Something, What Is the Mission of the Church?, Don’t Call it a Comeback, and The Hole in Our Holiness.
His book Why We’re Not Emergent (with Ted Kluck) won the 2009 Christianity Today Book Award in the Church/Pastoral Leadership category and his follow-up title, Why We Love the Church (with Ted Kluck), won the 2010 Christianity Today Book Award as well as the Leadership Journal Golden Canon Book Award.
DeYoung was born in South Holland, Illinois, and grew up in Jenison, Michigan, where his parents worked in Christian radio. He attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and went on to earn an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.
In sum Kevin is a best-selling author, senior pastor, popular blogger, active board member, circuit conference speaker, husband to Trisha, and fearless father of five.
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