HIS FAMILY -
Ken arrived in
late March of 2005 to become the pastor of Community Church.
Since then, the church has experienced exponential growth. He
and his wife, Pat, have a blended family of six children and seventeen
grandchildren. Pat and Ken enjoy biking, horses, camping and
watching movies. Ken is an avid golfer and Pat enjoys scrapbooking, cross stitch, music, charcoal sketching, and teaching
childrenís Bible classes.
Growing up in
upstate New York, Ken excelled in baseball and had a promising
professional career when he received his draft notice. He decided
to join the U. S. Navy and served for the next nine years. While
living in Florida in the early 1970ís Ken became ill and ultimately had
heart surgery. It was about this time that Ken began reassessing
life and his attention was drawn toward God. It would not be until
many months later, however, that he would be converted to Christ.
A few months following that, Ken sensed a call to ministry and God
enabled him to pursue that call by an early retirement from the Navy for
medical reasons. Ken began preaching in 1978 and following his
formal education he was ordained by an independent Baptist church.
In 1995, Ken was led to ordination in the Presbyterian Church.
While he still misses Navy life, he has never regretted Godís call upon
his life. Through his ministry, many have also received calls by
God to full-time Christian ministry.
HIS FOCUS - Ken
is a gifted Bible teacher and preacher. He has been in ministry
30+ years having been previously ordained
in the Baptist church for nineteen years. His wide range of
experience includes pastoral ministry, adjunct teaching at a Christian
college, and coaching both menís and womenís basketball. He is a
graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton (B. S.),
Practical Bible College (diploma), Reformed Theological Seminary,
Orlando (M. A. Biblical Studies), Louisville Presbyterian Theological
Seminary (Master of Divinity) and Trinity Seminary (PhD in Religious
Studies). Ken confesses that theology is his first love when it
comes to study and enjoys substantial proficiency in New Testament