Bishop Kevin Strickland

Denomination: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
Organization: ELCA Southeastern Synod

The Reverend Kevin L. Strickland is Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Prior to being elected Bishop of the Southeastern Synod on June 2, 2019, Bishop Strickland served as the Assistant to the Presiding Bishop, Executive for Worship of the ELCA. He has been serving in the churchwide office since August of 2014.

Born and raised in Lexington, SC, Bishop Strickland is an honors graduate of Newberry College (Newberry, SC) with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy and a minor in History. He also obtained a Masters of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia,

Bishop Strickland served as pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran, Nashville, TN and St. Paul Lutheran, Maryville, TN prior and has served at Incarnation Lutheran (Columbia, SC), St. Philip’s Lutheran (Newberry, SC), Lutheran Church of Redeemer (Newberry, SC), and Mt. Tabor Lutheran (West Columbia, SC) in the area of youth and family ministry.

Bishop Strickland has served on various local non-profit boards and has a heart for justice and advocacy ministry. He and his spouse, Robby, are excited about what God has in store for the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA and look forward to walking this journey together.

Day1 Weekly Programs by Bishop Kevin Strickland

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Kevin Strickland: Fishing in Unusual Places, Finding Faithful Fish

Tuesday January 17, 2023
Bishop Kevin Strickland says we are called to fish for people as Jesus' disciples were--called to remind everyone that the prodigal, lavish, expansive call of God is for all people.

Kevin Strickland: Words Matter! Words Have Power!

Tuesday September 01, 2020
In his sermon, Bishop Kevin Strickland says we live in community, we live as the body of Christ, and—as Jesus tells us in Matthew 18—where hurt has occurred, we must deal with it.

Kevin Strickland: Come and See What Found Me!

Tuesday January 14, 2020
Bishop Kevin Strickland says Epiphany is about the revelation of Jesus, about finding Jesus, witnessing Jesus in various epiphanic moments—it’s not supposed to be about being found ourselves. Or is it?