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Pastor Ken Birks offers Bible Studies, Sermon Outlines, Audio Messages, Podcasts from iTunes and more for the edifcation of the Body of Christ. Pastor Ken Birks teaches and preaches from a Charismatic or Pentecostal perspective. If you are looking for an interim pastor, this is a position he could be interested in. You can contact him at ken@straitarrow.net

Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15
The following Scripture has continually been a source of encouragement and strength to me as I have sought to follow God's purpose and destiny for my life: Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is one of the staff pastors at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as an elder.  Ken has been a part of The Rock of Roseville Church since its inception in 1997. Before becoming a part of The Rock of Roseville, Ken was the Sr. Pastor of Golden Valley Chrstian Center in Roseville, CA. He has been a born again Christian for over 35 years.


Bible Sermon Outlines
Water Baptism Teaching
Lesson Notes
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Statement of Faith
Bible Verses by Subject
Second Coming
God Likes You
Spiritual Warfare
True Christianity
Christian Character Building

Parables of Jesus
Purpose & Destiny
Holy Spirit Bible Studies
Breaking Strongholds
Vietnam Testimony
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Evangelical


 

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Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is a pastor and elder at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as a Bible teacher.  Ken has been a part of The Rock of Roseville since its inception in 1997.  Prior to coming to The Rock of Roseville, Ken was the Senior Pastor of Golden Valley Christian Center, a non-denominational, Spirit-filled church, for twelve years.

In February 1997, the Lord led Ken and his wife Lydia to resign as Senior Pastor of Golden Valley Christian Center (which had recently been renamed Cherry Glen Community Church.)   Golden Valley Christian Center was part of the Abbott Loop Fellowship of Churches (Anchorage, AK) under the apostleship of Dick Benjamin.  After pastoring for twelve years, Ken felt that he had fulfilled his time as senior pastor to his congregation, and that God wanted to do a new thing!   The members agreed it would be best to close the doors of the church permanently rather than trying to rebuild with another pastor coming in.  Their decision was to only sell the large building to a ministry that would continue to really make a difference for the Kingdom of God.  Having known of Francis Anfuso and having great respect for his ministry, and then hearing it was his desire to start a church in the Roseville area, Ken contacted him and gave him first opportunity towards purchasing the building.  Plans were made and The Rock purchased the building within a few short months.  While it was heartbreaking to let go, they knew their deep church friendships would last forever.  They still meet together throughout the years in friendship and love.

Ken attended and graduated from The Charismatic Bible College of Anchorage where he came into relationship with Apostle Dick Benjamin, who was then the Sr. Pastor of Abbott Loop Christian Center (ALCC) in Anchorage,  Alaska.  Dick Benjamin has been one of the strongest spiritual influences in his life.  Ken would say, “Aside from The Lord Jesus Christ, the core of my spiritual being and the person I have become is a direct result from the influence and teaching I have received from Dick Benjamin for more than 25 years.”  Other influences have been Bob Mumford from Life Changers and, in the past 10 years, Pastor Francis Anfuso of The Rock of Roseville. 

Ken was originally sent out on a church planting team from Abbott Loop Christian Center (ALCC) in August 1978 to Chico, California. 

Lydia moved down from Alaska to Chico a year later and they were married.  While in Chico, on an internship program from the Bible College in Anchorage, Ken also had the opportunity to finish his AA degree in Business from Butte College in Chico.   In 1981, Ken and Lydia moved to the Sacramento area to join the ALCC outreach church that he later would pastor for twelve years. 

Ken’s primary gift is in the area of teaching.  He teaches the word of God with passion and balance with a prophetic slant.  He has an intense desire to impart a genuine love and appreciation for God’s Word.  He is called to teach and preach God’s word in way that helps to shape and influence the minds and hearts of God’s people.  His vision and burden is to impart faith through teaching and preaching for the Body of Christ to come into the fulfillment of Ephesians 4:13 – that is for the Body of Christ to come to the unity of faith in the stature and fullness of Christ – and to impart vision for the Body of Christ to rise up and be who God has called her to be. He is currently reaching over 2000 unique visitors a day through this website.

Ken’s wife, Lydia, is a dynamic children’s minister who captures their hearts by imparting God’s Word with passion and love. She founded and directs The Rock’s yearly Vacation Bible School, Rock It! Kid’s Summer Blast and considers children’s ministry the delight and joy of her heart! She is also personal assistant to the senior pastor at The Rock of Roseville and serves on the pastoral care team.

Ken and Lydia have two adult children, Ben and Keith, and consider them their highest calling, along with the many teens and children whom they have been foster or surrogate parents to over the past 20 years.

 

Jim Feeney, Ph.D., Former Sr. Pastor and "Owner and Webmaster at Pentecostal Bible Studies and Free Pentecostal Sermon Central"

"I've known Pastor Ken Birks for several decades. He and I have worked in various ministerial capacities in the same family of churches. Ken is held in very high esteem among our many pastoral colleagues. He is a minister with a strong grasp of the Word of God, a broad variety of administrative skills, a heart for souls, a proven experiential familiarity with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and an unwavering commitment to the work of the Lord. His wife Lydia is likewise a dedicated servant of God. The two of them have been an exemplary couple in the Lord's work, and I have been honored to know them and see the lasting fruits of their labors since the 1970s."


John Dubler, Sr. Pastor of Good Shepherd Bible Chapel

"Ken Birks is an extremely effective teacher of the Scriptures. He combines a healthy respect for the Word with enthusiasm and personal experiences that match what he is teaching. I strongly recommend him as a pastor, teacher and elder. Ken is a man of unimpeachable integrity and his longevity in the Body of Christ as a pastor give credence to the message of hope and encouragement that he brings to all."


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