He grew up on his parents’ farm near Chattanooga in Tillman County.
He graduated from Chattanooga High School in 1960. He has been a member of Oklahoma Farmers Union since the late 1950’s.
Kinder and wife JoAnn were married in 1961 and have two children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Since then, they have lived in the Chattanooga and Frederick area where they farm and ranch currently.
The Kinder farming operation consists of 2,760 owned acres where they raise wheat and have a cow-calf operation.
Kinder served on the Tillman County Rural Water District #1 for 12 years, 9 years of which he was President; 18 years on the Chattanooga Town Board, 12 years were served as Mayor; Chairman of the Chattanooga Public Works Authority; and Chairman of the Chattanooga Airport Board while serving on the town board. He also served on the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association Board for several years and as Chairman of the Red River Terrace Water Authority.
Kinder has served on the Oklahoma Farmers Union Policy Committee and By-laws Committee, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Policy Committee and the NFU 1995 Farm Bill Working Group.
Kinder participated in legislative action “fly-ins” to Washington, D.C. and served as a NFU national delegate.
He is currently serving as county President of Tillman County AFR.
The Kinders’ are members of the First Baptist Church in Chattanooga.