Profession: College Leader – Grace Bible College
Church/Ministry: Grace Bible College, we attend Rush Creek Bible Church (Byron Center, MI)
Why I serve on the GGF Council: I serve on and support the advancement of the GGF Council to encourage the success and strategic leadership of the Grace Gospel Fellowship as a whole. I am ordained to serve the Fellowship in any way my gifts can best be utilized.
My favorite verse: 2 Corinthians 5:15 “And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.”
Short Bio: Ken is the son of GGF Pastor Bruce and Judi Kemper who pastored four GGF churches in Washington and California while he grew up. He graduated from Grace Bible College where he met his wife Kathy (Hendrickson) from Bethesda Church in Minneapolis. Ken and Kathy served as missionaries in Tanzania for over 16 years doing evangelism, church planting and leadership development, seeing God work mightily during that time for the expansion of the ministry there. Ken and Kathy have three children who have all attended Grace Bible College, met their spouses there and are serving in GGF ministries – Kaleb and Amber Kemper, Zach and Erin Kemper, and John and Naomi Caprari.
Ken has been the President of Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids since 2003. God has blessed the College with growing impact according to the vision He has given. Ken has a passion for ministry in the local church, internationally, and for young people. He is enthusiastic about evangelism, discipleship and training of new leaders to serve Christ. Educationally, Ken has a Master of Divinity and is finishing his PhD in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Servant Leadership. Ken enjoys time with his amazing wife Kathy whether outdoors, entertaining others, or family time with kids and grandkids. He is an initiating leader, loves learning and athletics.