Would you consider being one of the “two or three” with us? After reading below, please browse around our website to see the direction and details of our ministry as it is unfolding and beginning to grow. Donations and contributions are greatly appreciated.
Kenny redirected his career path due to injuries from a catastrophic accident that occurred on January 4, 2021. However, he is still pursuing God's call to ministry and is committed to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many as possible. His heart for helping people and God's mission of sharing the gospel to the world is stronger than ever. His mission may look a little different now, but that is OK as long as the direction comes from God. He has been so very good to us
A LITTLE ABOUT THE LIFE-ALTERING ACCIDENT: Kenny and one of our three sons were assisting a lady out of the burning car she’d wrecked when they were all three struck by an SUV. Kenny received compound fractures in both lower legs, dislocated his right shoulder, fractured several ribs, sternum, right scapula, and skull. His head was scalped in a palm-sized area which tore down into his forehead. Kenny also received several lesions all over and had a blood clots in one lung. He was air-lifted to a trauma hospital in upstate Delaware where He was in the intensive care unit for almost a month. He has had seven surgeries related to the event to repair his legs. underwent several surgeries. His left leg was crushed (11 breaks and fractures). He now has rods in both lower legs and screws in both knees and ankles. Our son injured his left hand badly, requiring surgery.
Sadly, the woman they stopped to help was killed instantly by the impact of the SUV.
The last few months have been a challenge both physically and mentally. From Kenny lying flat on his back to sitting, to standing, to walking short distances, his recovery has been remarkable, but not as fast and thorough as he had hoped. Kenny still works with a certified trainer twice per week where he is strengthing muscles, and improving balance and stamina. He is also receiving counseling for the Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD.
As a remedy to keep true to his calling as a messenger of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and provide for his family, God led Kenny to pursue a ministry that suits his current abilities. We have both embraced the 501c3 non-profit, Cross Chapel Ministries, Inc., and are excited to see what God is already beginning to do in Kenny's life and the lives of others through this new normal. We look forward to revealing the many miracles we have experienced throughout this journey.
With the help of volunteers and partners, the Cross Chapel mission is to teach biblical truth through daily devotionals, studies, and life coaching; and to support various Christian missions by networking to facilitate the connection of needs with resources. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am among them”—Jesus Christ.
As a non-profit ministry, there is no doubt that we need funds. We are working to fund God's work here in two ways. One is to seek and find financial partners. Recently, Kenny launched an online store that sells specialty coffees and merchandise. The story is called Eagles Doman Coffee.
Our prayer is that you would consider become a partner in ministry through purchasing coffee from the online store, https://eaglesdomain.coffee, or setting up a recurring donation, https://crosschapel.org/give.
May God’s richest blessings find and keep you!
Dr. Kenny & Katy Smith