Point University Names Kennebrew Chair of Board of Trustees
Point University has appointed André Kennebrew, senior principal program lead for the Leadership Development Program at Chick-fil-A, Inc., to serve as chair of its board of trustees. He is the first African American trustee to serve as chair of the University’s board.
Kennebrew will follow in the footsteps of previous board chair David Deeter, founder and tax partner of Frazier & Deeter accounting firm. Deeter will continue to serve as a trustee.
“Point University has already benefited from André’s expertise as a trustee the last few years,” said Dean C. Collins, president of Point. “I’m confident his leadership as board chair will help us continue to strive to fulfill our mission of educating the next generation of Christian leaders.”
Kennebrew has years of experience in both ministry and industry. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A in 2006, Kennebrew served as the administrative pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Tucker, Georgia, where he still serves as associate pastor.
“Point University is the best place that I’m aware of where a student seeking a sound biblical education can prepare for the workplace,” said Kennebrew. “At Point, a student can grow in their faith and grow their earnings potential. I’m excited about the opportunity Point gives me to continue transforming lives and creating the next generation of Christian leaders. God is at work at Point, and it’s always a joy to be involved in God’s work.”
A 1982 graduate of Davidson College, Kennebrew was a three-year starter and letterman in football. Kennebrew earned a master of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 2004. His career includes 15 years at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a vice president in the retail banking division, where he supervised branches in the Atlanta market. His first job after completing his undergraduate degree was in the retail management leadership development program at Kroger.
He serves as a board member with Walk Thru the Bible and as an advisor to several nonprofit organizations. He also serves as a chaplain for the Tucker High School football team in Tucker, Georgia. His passions include providing career coaching for millennials and spending time with his family.
Kennebrew was raised in Columbus, Georgia, and now resides in Atlanta with his wife of 31 years, Donna. They have two adult children, Holden and Kristen.