Meet our Leader
Pastor Kevin Riley is the eighth of nine children born to James and Christene Riley. Pastor Kevin grew up in Wilmar, Arkansas and attended the Wilmar Public Schools for his primary and secondary education and was a member of Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church.
Pastor Kevin’s passion and love for God at a very young age and profound wisdom and knowledge of the Word of God led him to become a Sunday School teacher for the primary class at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 10. Kevin began taking piano lessons at the age of 10 and became a musician for Mt. Tabor at the age of 12.
Throughout his tenure in Junior High and High School, Pastor Kevin received awards and recognition for writing poetry, plays, essays and short stories. Pastor Kevin also played the leading roles in several plays and dramatic productions and was a member of the Wilmar School Madrigal Group as well as a member of the SE Arkansas All Region Choir. Pastor Kevin is no stranger to leadership as he served as class president, FHA sub-district VI president as well as other leadership positions throughout his school years. Upon graduation of high school, Pastor Kevin attended the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway and later took courses at Pulasi Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
Pastor Kevin Riley was licensed as a minister of the gospel at Good Stewardship Baptist Church of North Little Rock, AR in July 2001 by Rev. Michael L. Jackson. He was ordained at Champions for Christ Christian Center in Little Rock, AR in October 2002 by Bishop L.W. McCullough. He served as Worship and Arts Pastor at PromiseLand Church Ministries for five years under the leadership of Dr. A. Marquis Scruggs, Sr. until the Spirit of the Lord led him to establish IHPWM. Pastor Riley has always had a passion for music and the Word of God and can be defined as a true worshiper. He has a desire to spread the message of God and set an atmosphere that welcomes in the Presence of God.
Pastor Kevin strives to live a productive life and is passionate about helping and supporting others. His heart for God is evident in all that he does.