Meet our Ministers & Staff

Meet our Ministers & Staff


Preaching Minister, 

Matthew Balentine 

Ministry Areas: Preaching & Teaching; Adult Ministries.

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Matthew began his ministry in 2002 as the Youth Minister at the Second Creek Church of Christ in Savannah, TN.  In 2009 he married the love of his life, Blair and also accepted the Youth Minister position at the Central Church of Christ in McMinnville, TN.  In 2010 Matthew and Blair added a new baby girl, Collins, to their family.  In 2011 Matthew accepted the Preaching Minister position at the Hoxie Church of Christ in Hoxie, AR.  In 2014 they would add a second blessing to their family in their son, Vance.  Matthew began his ministry here in Kingston on January 1, 2016.  They welcomed their third bundle of joy, Britton, in June of 2017.  We are blessed to have Matthew, Blair, and their family join us at Kingston.

"Our family feels beyond blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of amazing Christians.  God has already begun to bless our ministry and the church in amazing ways.  I know that God has even more amazing things planned for our future and I can’t wait to be a part of them all." - Matthew Balentine 


Office Administrator, 

Shawn Scalf

Ministry AreasMissions & Orphans; Widows & Senior Care.  Also serves as a Deacon.

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Shawn has served as the office admin. since December of 2017. He has been a part of the Kingston Church family for 30 years. He grew up in Harriman and join the Air Force right after high school graduation.  In 2015, at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, Shawn retired from the USAF after 27 years of service which included stations in Turkey, Iraq, UAE, Italy, London, France and Germany.

Shawn is married to Deena (Walcott) Scalf and has two grown children Carlee and Nash.