Bishop Dr. Kendall L. Baker to be on the ballot for Mayor of Houston in 2019 Election.
Bishop Dr. Kendall L. Baker is a native of Houston, Texas who was raised in Fontaine Place; a northeastern Houston suburb. He attended several local colleges, Bible colleges and seminaries and currently holds a Doctorate of Divinity degree from Kingdom Builders Bible Seminary and a Ph. D in Pulpit Communication and Expository from Covenant International University.
Bishop Dr. Baker retired from the City of Houston after 29 years of public service. His exiting position was a Division Manager for the Administration and Regulatory Affairs Department, Operations Division, 311 Help and Information Center. There he served as a versatile professional with broad experience including management and staff development, in depth knowledge of contact center operations, and problem-solving abilities. During his tenure, he also worked in various management capacities in other departments including the Office of the Mayor, Public Works & Engineering Department (PWE)- PWE – Consumer Affairs Division, PWE – Utility Operations Center and the then General Services Department – 911 Emergency Network. Bishop Dr. Baker was widely known as “the voice of the City” for the many illustrious voice-over jobs he performed for the City whenever called upon by the Houston Information Technology Services or (HITS} Department. While working for the City of Houston, Bishop Dr. Baker simultaneously pursued the call to ministry.
From 2012 to 2014, Bishop Dr. Baker served as the inaugural Chairman of the Houston Police and Clergy Alliance as well as a past member of the Houston Ministers Against Crime, where he served for nearly 20 years. In the past, Bishop Dr. Baker has also served with the Houston Independent School District south area, the Harris County Juvenile Operating Board and the NAACP Houston Branch.
Most recently, Bishop Dr. Baker served as the Director of Field Operations for the Houston Area Pastor Council (HAPC), under the leadership of Rev. Dave Welch. HAPC was founded in 2003 by Rev. Welch working alongside a group of thirteen pastors as a trans-denominational, inter-racial coalition of senior pastors who came together to bring a united, Biblical voice to the city, state and nation. The HAPC has grown to over 300 plus senior pastors in the Houston area as well as assisted in developing Pastor Councils in Austin, Beaumont, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, San Antonio, El Paso and other cities around the nation that are organizing, subsequently birthing the identity of the U. S. Pastor Council (USPC) and Texas Pastor Council (TXPC) to connect those teams of pastors. USPC is the only culturally and politically active organization from a Biblically grounded perspective that is focused on developing strong, functioning teams of pastors in each city as a means to enlisting a strong remnant at the grassroots level.
In 2007 Bishop Dr. Baker contested for a Houston City Council At-Large seat that was later won in a run-off by Melissa Noriega. In March of 2011, Bishop Dr. Baker was elected to the office of the 3rd Vice President/3rd Bishop and Overseer of the Family Life International Fellowship, Houston jurisdiction under the leadership of the late Bishop Robert C. Jefferson.
In 1994, Bishop Dr. Baker accepted his ministerial calling while ministering alongside his now deceased biological father, Pastor Earnest L. Baker of Wilson Temple Church of God in Christ in Rosenberg, TX. In 2004, Bishop Dr. Baker was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ. Nineteen years later, in 2013, Bishop Dr. Baker founded Christ Solid International Church; a trans-denominational Christian church.
In addition to traveling annually around the country and to South Africa for ministry opportunities with Bishop T. D. Jakes Ministries, Bishop Dr. Baker has been used by God to preach the gospel in many countries including, Nigeria, Ghana and the United Kingdom. Bishop Dr. Baker also attends crusades and works closely with Pastor Benny Hinn. In 2006, he was ordained under the Potter’s House International Pastoral Alliance (P.H.I.P.A.) – a spiritual covering for senior pastors, under the leadership of Bishop T. D. Jakes.
Bishop Dr. Baker is also the founder of Orion Title I Community Development Center, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 geared towards, caring for the needy, sheltering the homeless, employment consultant, motivational speaking and mentoring and empowerment of youth and more.