From UCM's website (spiritual biography), click here.
For Dr. Kyle's diverse memberships, click here or here.
To read some online book reviews by Dr. Kyle, click here.
From Amazon.com's Author Page:
I. (Irvin) Francis Kyle III was born in Florida, raised in Ohio and Connecticut, and became a Christian during the first of his nine years (1992-97, 1999-2001) as a seasonal waiter at historic Lake Crescent Lodge in Washington State's Olympic National Park.
Prior to Olympic, he worked one seasonal at the historic Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park in Montana and Chisos Mountains Lodge in Big Bend National Park in Texas.
Since his conversion to Christianity (Evangelical Protestant), and up to 2009, he has worked as a seasonal waiter in Olympic National Park, basketball coach (middle school, high school, community college), substitute public school teacher (K-12), youth and college campus ministry pastor, author and community activist in and near Port Angeles, Washington.
More recently, he spent 26 months of ministry/pilgrimage/sabbatical in Israel and the Palestinian Territories (2009-11), served at a church in Marysville, Washington (2012-13), and, in June 2013, relocated to a church in Louisville, Kentucky.
After studying at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, Kyle graduated from Alberta, Canada's Prairie College (B.A.), Ontario, Canada's Toronto Baptist Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and Portland, Oregon's Western Seminary (D.Min.). His current studies include business management (online) courses from Villanova University and the University of Notre Dame.
With a diversity of interests and passions, he is a member of the American Motorcyclist Association, American Society of Church History, Evangelical Missiological Society, Evangelical Theological Society, Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (F.I.R.E.), Filson Historical Society (Louisville, Kentucky), Immanuel Baptist Church (Louisville, part of the Long Run Baptist Association, Kentucky Baptist Convention, Southern Baptist Convention), International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM), Iron Butt Association ("The World's Toughest Motorcycle Riders"), Louisville Historical League and Nineteenth Century Studies Association.
In November 2007, Dr. Kyle founded Uncommon Christian Ministries.
The preaching and writing ministry seeks to expose those yet outside of the faith to "uncommon" (biblical) Christianity. And to instruct and encourage "common" Christians to flee spiritual immaturity and mediocrity and seek to become "uncommon" or mature, growing Christians (Heb. 6:1, 2 Pet. 3:8).
The historical model for the evangelism and discipleship-themed ministry is James Brainerd Taylor (1801-1829). The once popular but since forgotten Princeton University and Yale Seminary-trained Taylor defined an uncommon Christian as an "eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday" Christian.
Kyle's two books (University Press of America, 2007, 2008) on the Second Great Awakening evangelist, distant cousin of famed First Great Awakening missionary David Brainerd (1718-1747) and primary founder of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship (est. 1825, renamed to PEF in 1931) received over 40 recommendations from various professors, church historians, pastors, evangelists, authors, and university campus ministers and students from around the globe. The books are part of a hoped-for series of 6-10 books on uncommon Christianity.For a C.V. (resume), contact UCM.