Kent has served as president of Northwest Baptist Seminary since 2010 and as a full-time member of the faculty since 1996. Northwest, located in Langley, British Columbia, serves Fellowship Pacific churches and beyond. It is affiliated with Trinity Western University and is a founding member of the ACTS Seminaries consortium.
As president, Kent has led the organization through a major restructuring. He led the seminary to full accreditation with The Association of Theological Schools. He also led the seminary to the establishment of Immerse, the first accredited competency-based masters degree in theological education offered anywhere in the world