R.T. Kendall has made a powerful impact on the lives of Jim and Lori Bakker. RT would say he is first and foremost an Evangelist, then a preacher and teacher, husband and father. He is a prolific writer with sixty books now in print including Holy Fire, a landmark book on the Holy Spirit. 40 Days with the Holy Spirit, These are the Days of Elijah, The Sermon on the Mount, The Total Forgiveness Trilogy, and Unashamed to Bear His Name.
R.T. was Born in Ashland, Kentucky and was named after R.T. Williams who was a General Superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University, an A.B and a Doctor of Divinity from Trevecca Nazarene University. His Masters in Divinity is from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he has a M.A. from the University of Louisville KY.
He was the Senior Minister at Westminster Chapel, from February 1,1977 to February 1, 2002, exactly 25 years.
R.T. has been married to Louise Kendall for 59 years and they have two children, TR and Melissa.