Pastor Kelly served dutifully as the senior pastor for the Palace of Peace Church in Colorado Springs and the Claremont Seventh day Adventist Church in Pueblo, Colorado as well as the Allon Chapel Seventh day Adventist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. While in Nebraska, Pastor Kelly was employed as adjunct professor for the Christian Ethics course at Union College.
As God would have it Pastor Michael Kelly would have a rare opportunity to walk where his feet had already trod. Currently, Pastor Kelly, affectionately known as PK, is the Senior Pastor of the Mt. Rubidoux SDA church in Southern California where he has the honor of leading an amazing community of believers; who have rallied behind him, with him, and for him through the best of times and worst of times and who are committed to making an impact in the community. He also is lead pastor to an astonishing Pastoral Staff: Pastor Josie Asencio Young Adult Pastor and Pastoral Care, Pastor Marc Raphael Children’s Pastor, and Pastor Baron Sovory Youth Pastor. “I believe strongly in building and maintaining a cohesive leadership team. Mt. Rubidoux will only
go as far as our team will allow it. By working together we will accomplish our Vision of creating a church that exists to Reach People Far from God, doing whatever it takes.”
Pastor Kelly believes in a focused yet multi-dimensional ministry. Because of this PK has sought other avenues by which to bring the Kingdom to the community. One of which is through leadership training and team building for churches and businesses. Michael Kelly is a certified trainer for the company Vital Smarts in the best seller Crucial Conversations, tools for talking when the stakes are high. He has taken this training along with others and has presented for Conferences, the North American Division, local churches as well as businesses and various companies throughout the US. Pastor Kelly has had special distinction receiving various awards throughout his Pastoral Ministry.
Some of which include The Central States SDA Conference and South Eastern California Conferences publicly recognizing his outstanding success in new converts through effective evangelism. He has also been honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail Blazer Award for spiritual leadership and community service. Most recently the NAACP Riverside Branch Religion Award, Certificate of Recognition: Office of the Mayor, Certificate of Recognition: California Legislator, Certificate of Congressional Recognition: House of Representatives, Certificate of Recognition: California State Senate, and a City of Arts and Innovation Proclamation: Office of the Mayor; which names the month of July Mt. Rubidoux month in the city of Riverside, CA. Michael has had the privilege of traveling the globe preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He’s preached in places such as the Bahamas, Tobago, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, and all around the United States. He has run a Revelation Seminar in the Philippines, which God blessed with 120 baptisms. He has also led in several weeks of spiritual emphasis in England and in Kenya. Pastor Michael B. Kelly II has a strong legacy, his two daughters : Gihanna (13) and Genesis (11). Both of whom are, not only his WHY, but also will always be, his greatest accomplishments!