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Rev. Lawrence L. Kirby, II is pastor of The Acts Church of Kenosha. He is a Bread for the World Hunger Justice Leader and a community leader in Kenosha. He previously held positions at St. Paul Church of Racine, including associate pastor, chief adjutant to Bishop Kirby, assistant director of the youth department, youth advisor, and audio/visual committee chair. Kirby serves on the board of United Way of Kenosha, as a police and fire commissioner for the city of Kenosha, on the Racine Christian Youth Coalition committee, as youth instructor for the W.G.B. State Convention, and as team lead for C.P.S. Ministries in the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. He is Baptist. Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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