Ministry Experience


  • Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
    • Graduated 1996| Doctor of Ministry, Thesis: Issues Related to Ministry Training in Portugal
  • Faith Baptist Bible Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa
    • Graduated 1993| Masters of Divinity
  • Spurgeon Baptist Bible College. Mulberry, Florida
    • Graduated1990| BA in Pastoral Studies

Ministry Experience

  • Theological Education and Church Planter (2022-present) | currently serving in Portugal with …..
  • Assistant Pastor (2020-2022) Mogadore Baptist Church | 3603 Carper Ave. Akron, OH 44312
  • Pastor (2012 – 2020) HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH | 1822 Highview Ave. Akron, OH 44301
  • Church Planter and Theological Education (1994 – 2012) ABWE | PO Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA. 17105
  • Pastor (1991 – 1994) at Faith Baptist Church | Prairie City, IA
    • I served as head pastor of this rescue work. The church grew from twelve in regular attendance to fifty during his ministry.
  • Camp Counselor (1987 – 1988) Skyview Ranch | Millersburg, OH
    • I served as counselor for two summers.
  • Youth Pastor (1987 – 1990) Sunlit Shores Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL
    • Amy and I worked with the youth and in ministry while in Bible College in Florida.
  • Pastor & President of The Leadership Development Group in Lisbon, Portugal (1998-2012)
    • Another part of our ministry in Portugal was the creation and development of an undergraduate and graduate ministry training program. The Leadership      Development Group is a Bible college and seminary. Ken was the president and director of the school.
    • When we began our work in Ramada, the church had only a handful of members and was in danger of closing. Together with the help of Brian and Laurie Dix, the church has been able to re-establish its base and is in the process of forming new leaders. The church now has the following characteristics:
      • Sunday Attendance of 80-90
      • Weekly youth group attendance of 30
      • Numerous weekly discipleship studies
      • Leaders being formed through a series of leadership development courses
      • The majority of the congregation is new believers
      • A national pastor


  • I am a Biblical counselor with many years of experience. Certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors since 2007.
  • I speak fluent Portuguese.
  • I have worked with many churches in strategic planning around the globe.
  • I have been a part of several church revitalization works.
  • I have aided in the merger of three churches which is now Hope Baptist Church, Akron OH.


  • Brian Dix – (619) 957-9128 –
  • Gil Thomas – (727) 277-6891 –
  • Dave Hembree – (330) 990-9035 –
  • Forest Greetham – (440) 396-3332 –

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