Pastor Ken is a self-proclaimed “recovering rebel” who entered the ministry after 30+ years in the secular work-force. His real-life experience gives him the understanding and ability to relate to people from all walks of life, as just a regular guy the Lord has chosen to use to preach God's Word in a manner that is understandable, relevant, and practical. Pastor Ken is accountable to our board of Elders and Deacons.
Ken is married for 40+ years to his bride Mary, and they have three grown and married children; a son and two daughters, and have been blessed with 8 wonderful grandchildren.
Ken is a Vietnam Veteran (US Navy) and also served in the Wisconsin National Guard. Ken came to Calvary from a very diversified work background of 30+ years, ranging from general labor to being the Director of Safety and Compliance for a 380 truck Transportation Company.
He is a "preachers Kid" who came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ when he was about 8 years old in the small town of Moccasin Montana, where his Dad had a small home-based church.
Ken says, "I knew the Lord had called me to Ministry while still a pre-teen, but willfully chose to rebel and run from Him and His call on my life. In the mid-80’s I surrendered my life to Him, quit running from Him and ran toward Him instead. I have been actively involved in fundamental churches ever since, and have spent much time in teaching and leadership roles as God continued to train me for the Ministry. In spite of my lack of faith, He somehow worked out the obstacles that I saw and allowed me to become a full-time Pastor."
"I like to say that I am a recovering-Rebel, that Jesus isn’t nearly finished working on me, but that I have learned to yield to His molding and shaping rather than resist it. In September of 2005 He took me from behind the steering wheel of an 18-wheeler and stood me up behind the Pulpit at Calvary Bible Church. I continued to drive truck part-time until the Church formally called me as their Pastor in May of 2007. I pursued “official” schooling from Moody Bible Institute through their Distance Learning Program with the goal of achieving an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies by the time I turned 65! By God’s grace and with His help and the help and support of my wife and the Church, I successfully accomplished that goal in the Spring of 2014’!
My preaching reflects the many years of education I received at the “School of Hard Knocks” as well as what I learned through Moody’s courses. I echo in amazement the words the apostle Paul said in I Timothy 1:12: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me faithful, appointing me to His service." By His grace and in His power I will continue to share His Word and His love to all who gather here at Calvary Bible Church."
"I extend a warm welcome to all who are looking for a faithful church to call home, to all who have been newly saved by the power of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and to all who seek to renew their faith and return to their Father. He is the God of second chances, as many of us here at Calvary can testify. I hope you will visit and worship with us soon"
Pastor Ken Kramer