Dr. William L. Kynes, Senior Pastor

Bill Kynes is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, VA, where he has served since 1986. He and his wife Susan have four sons—Will, Matthew, Cameron, and Cason, and eight grandchildren.

Bill grew up in Tampa, FL, and graduated from H.B. Plant High School. He received the Thom McAn Trophy as the nation’s top high school scholar-athlete. He was an undergraduate at the University of Florida with a major in philosophy. There he also played quarterback on the football team and was later inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, receiving an M.A. in theology. He received an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL, before returning to England for a Ph.D. in New Testament from Cambridge University.

From 1997–1999, he served as an adjunct professor in New Testament for the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Washington, D.C., Extension Program. His publications include A Christology of Solidarity: Jesus as the Representative of His People in Matthew (University Press of America, 1990), Seven Pressing Questions (2015) and several articles and reviews in The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (IVP, 1993), The Journal of Theological Studies, Trinity Journal, and The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. He serves as a Senior Fellow with the C. S. Lewis Institute and has served on a number of boards of the EFCA and other Christian organizations, including The Gospel Coalition.

Bill enjoys rowing, coaching various youth sports, including serving as the quarterback coach at Annandale High School, and doing home projects (under his wife’s direction!).