Meet Pastor Ken Greenlee
Pastor Ken Greenlee will be serving as the interim rector here at Christ’s Church beginning in January 2019 while we search for our next full time rector. We’re incredibly blessed and thankful to have someone with Ken’s gifting and passion help us navigate this transition period.
Ken grew up in Illinois, graduating in 1968 from Lincoln Christian College with majors in Christian Education, Missions, and Ministry. He pastored two Churches during his college and seminary days, seeing them double in size during his time of ministry. He then attended Fuller Theological Seminary to further his studies in missions. Ken was ordained as a minister of the gospel in the Churches of Christ in June of 1968.
In 1979, Ken and his wife Judy joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and after completing linguistic training they moved to Kenya in 1982 to begin a Bible translation project among a desert people, the Endo Marakwet, who number about 80,000 speakers. While working among the Endo, famine hit the area and Ken began feeding programs in conjunction with World Vision, feeding as many as 38,000 people a month for over two years. While in Kenya, their son Kevin was born. During a 1986 furlough Ken completed an MA at University of Texas, Arlington.
Ken and Judy returned to the States in 1991 where they remained due to illness in the family contracted during their work in Kenya. After their return, Ken was a featured speaker at a number of Wycliffe Associate Banquets and mission’s conferences around the Nation. Ken then served as Prayer Ministry Coordinator for Wycliffe Southwest until 2001. He developed and taught prayer seminars and coordinated prayer activities for Bible translation. Membership with Wycliffe ended in August of 2003 after 24 years of service. Ken founded Teach Us to Pray International in 2003 and is President and CEO of that organization.
His wife Judy died in November of 2016.
He has also served as a prayer consultant to the National Director of Prayer for Promise Keepers, attending several PK events each year in that capacity. He served on the steering committees for Concerts of Prayer, the March for Jesus, Southern California Renewal Ministries and other national and international prayer ministries. He has traveled and consulted with Freedom in Christ ministry for a number of years, attending many of their events as a prayer consultant and on-site intercessor. He is a facilitator for Pastor’s Prayer Summits for International Renewal Ministries out of Multnomah Bible College. He is an instructor for Intercessors International, conducting prayer seminars in local churches and serving with them overseas as an on-site intercessor. He is an Affiliate Member of Campus Crusade for Christ and has ministered in prayer in a number of countries with them. He developed and coordinated prayer coverage for FIJI Fest and FIJI 2004 for Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, CitiReach and the Sentinel Group.
Ken completed his 1st Doctorate in Prayer and Renewal with Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs. He completed a 2nd doctoral program with Trinity Seminary where he served as an adjunct professor. Ken has ministered in 47 of the 50 states and in numerous countries in Europe, Africa and Asia--in Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Mongolia, Singapore, Malaysia, So. Korea, and in the South Pacific nation of Fiji. Ken leads outreaches among the slums and rural areas of Fiji, combining medical, construction and evangelistic activities primarily to reach the Hindu community. He coordinated the kick-off for the Global Day of Prayer, the largest prayer meeting in the history of Christianity, on Taveuni Island on the International Dateline for many years.
Ken was ordained presbyter in the Anglican Church of North America in July, 2014. He has served as assistant priest at St. James NB, All Saints Cathedral LB and Christ Our Savior Torrance.
Ken is recently married to his wife, Joyce who he has known for 47 years.