Kevin D. Spears was born on July 3, 1979 in DeKalb, Illinois and was raised in the small country town of Big Rock, Illinois. Pastor asked Jesus Christ to be his personal Saviour on March 5, 1997 after reading the plan of salvation from a Gospel tract he picked up from the foyer table of the church his parents had been attending.
Several years after he got saved, he was going through his keepsake box only to find an autographed collector's card of former National Football Player, Don Beebe. Upon looking at the card he realized it was more than just an autographed football card, it was a Gospel tract.
Pastor received that Gospel tract when he was a child in grade school from his recess monitor. The recess monitor who gave him the Gospel tract was Don Beebe's sister in law. He never read the Gospel tract/card when he received it, but put it into a protective sleeve. It only was only later that he realized God was trying to get ahold of his heart when he was a child.
On September 2, 1998, he surrendered to God's call on his life to be a pastor. He pursued this calling by studying at Commonwealth Baptist College in Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in Theology. From 2003 until the summer of 2008, he was on staff at Clays Mill Road Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.
Pastor Spears started Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday, November 2nd of 2008. Pastor and Mrs. Kimmie Spears have been married 15 years and have 3 children, Isaac, Aaron, and Elias.