Dr. Gushiken has been serving the local church for nearly 20 years. He served as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Evangelism in London, England prior to serving as Senior Pastor of Harvard Avenue Evangelical Free Church, a multiethnic congregation in the western suburbs of Chicago, for over 17 years.
The church has made a dramatic transition from a mono-ethnic makeup to one that is multi-ethnic. In January 2017, he stepped down from the church to assume a new responsibility as Director of the Ph.D. in the Leadership program at Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Kevin teaches courses in Leadership related to Research as well as Character and Ethics. He enjoys shaping Christ-centered leaders who influence the world for the gospel.
Dr. Gushiken is passionate about preaching, spiritual formation, and holistic spirituality. He believes the church should be a Christ-centered hospital providing hope in a broken and fractured society. He has published in both academic and pastoral journals on topics ranging from ethnic diversity to educational pedagogy.
He is married to Penny. They have two children: Ashleigh and Ryan. He enjoys sailing, hiking, reading, and swimming. He is admittedly an adventure junkie as he has skydived and white water rafted.
- Ph.D., Educational Studies/Intercultural Studies Minor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2013
- MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1998
- MA, Missions and Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, 1995
- BA, Business and Economics, Wheaton College