Kirby Francis is originally from New Brunswick, Canada. From an early age, Kirby’s local Baptist church was the main place to exercise a love for teaching and speaking. He preached his first sermon at age 16, and has been active in ministry ever since.
Following a B.A. in History and French at the University of New Brunswick, Kirby completed his Master’s in Divinity (M.Div) at Southeastern Seminary in North Carolina, specializing in Biblical Languages and Christian Missions. During his time pastoring two rural churches in New Brunswick, Kirby’s interest in the ministry applications of technology grew, especially for demographically mixed audiences. Following his Masters in Theology (Th.M) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Kirby worked with two Fortune 50 companies, honing his technology skills with Apple, Inc, as a trainer in Digital Video Production workflows.
He has consistently sought to bring insights from the Corporate world to Nonprofit Organizations, serving for many years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as the creator and Director of Educational Support Services, where he directed efforts to use technologies to advance theological education.
Kirby is currently the Education & Training Program Manager for Energi, Inc, a commercial insurance firm in Massachusetts, and runs a small musical instrument repair company. Kirby preaches at churches throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts and occasionally leads worship at North Shore Community Baptist Church, where he is a member. He has been married to his wife Annie for almost 20 years and has two children.