the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke,
exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine II
Dr. Kenneth Royal Washington left Shell Oil Company in 1983, to
become self-employed as co- owner of Intercare; residential
care facilities for the developmentally disabled. In 1989,
he and his wife Karen, continued in the care of the developmentally
disabled by opening and operating Royal Haven, Inc. He is
now employed at Nitsch Elementary School as a special Education
teacher where he has been employed since 2007.
Dr. Washington is founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, Houston,
Inc. , served as president of P.A.L. (Progressive Action League),
and was one of the organizers of The Achievers , where he mentored
black male students at Katy High School. Dr. Washington served
as president of the Board of Oxford Counseling center, Houston,
and has carried out numerous speaking engagements throughout the
city of Houston.
As well as being dedicated in his service to the church, he has
mentored many youth within and outside of the church. Through
the years, he has provided a personal help ministry to his community,
church and friends. Per Dr. Washington, The Lord blesses
me to be a blessing to others. Dr. Washington claimed victory
through Jesus in his battle with cancer in 1985.
Dr. Washington received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The
University of Houston in 1978. He was granted the Degree
of Master of Divinity at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
in May 1996. The Degree of Doctor of Ministry was conferred
upon him in May 2000 from Houston Graduate School of Theology.
At his home in 1996, Dr. Washington shared with his friends, a
vision that the lord had given him to build a church with evangelism
at it's core. In October 1996, he was established as Pastor of
First New Hope Bible Church. In obedience to God, he came to Northwest
Houston and located 5.92 acres of land, which the church acquired
and is the present location of FNHBC and it's Community Development
Dr. Washington is the devoted husband of Karen and the father
of four girls: Bianca, Brandi, Khaila, and Kiirah. Dr. Washington
has committed himself to the work of the ministry and is the Pastor
of First New Hope Bible Church.