Kenyon Adams

Redeemer Arts Ministry | Lucky Life Film

Kenyon Adams is a singer, songwriter and actor with a passion to see artists living out their kingdom callings, in community. He was named a White House Presidential Scholar in the Arts under Bill Clinton, and received a BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, where he received the Greer Garson Foundation Award for Acting. He currently serves on the Alumni Board for the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts.

As an advocate of culture renewal through the arts, Kenyon has served as Artistic Director of Hall Neighborhood House and Assistant Director of Yale University’s Open End Theater. Kenyon helped to establish The Space, a multi-cultural arts venue in New Haven, CT and was a member of the Axiom Community and Chetstone Manor, both of which explored a theology of missional living for the arts community. He has performed in a number plays including Blood Knot, My Children, My Africa!, Richard III and Ah, Wilderness, and he collaborated with director Sarah Peterson in creating Long Wharf Theater’s production of Black Nativity!

Kenyon has enjoyed leading worship for church communities in Dallas, Connecticut and New York and continues to perform original music in New York City. In 2010, he made his feature film debut in Lee Isaac Chung’s Lucky Life making its world premieres at Tribeca Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival. Kenyon currently works in Arts Ministries at the Center for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he continues to nurture community and dialogue among the arts community. He lives in Queens with his wife, Emily.