Beyond his anchoring and reporting, Kelly is an ordained minister and Gospel Recording Artist. He encourages people through his passionate preaching good news in a bad news world. As a singer, he has performed on programs featuring Shirley Caesar, Cissy Houston Jonathan Butler, the late James Brown, and more. He sings songs that motivate, inspire, and promote hope at a time filled with hopelessness.
In his book, America’s Hope, Kelly candidly discusses politics, racism, and the role of faith in a world that is increasingly more cynical. Kelly also delves into the abortion issue with a personal account about a teen mother who chooses to take a stand to have her baby. Kelly also believes the world’s collective soul is malnourished. People are confronted with war, poverty, racism, uncertainty, and terrorism. Kelly provides nourishment for the soul of man with a compelling presentation that uses aspects of his own life and the numerous stories he has reported on from War and Peace, tragedy to triumph, and division to reconciliation. Throughout his career, Kelly has reported on international stories in Africa, Iraq, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. In all his experiences, he concludes the collective soul of mankind is desperate for healing and significance.