I’m Ken Pierpont. I have been married to Lois, my college sweetheart since 1979. We have eight children, four sons and four daughters.
I’m the Senior Pastor of Evangel Baptist Church in Taylor, Michigan. My goal in life is to communicate truth about Jesus Christ and to nudge everyone I meet a little closer to Him every day by living out that truth in my life and family. I aspire to be like Barnabas, just to encourage people wherever I go, young and old alike.
My father and grandfather were preachers and I have been preaching since I was fourteen years old. I took my first church at seventeen. I have preached in jails, rest homes, schools, camps, conferences, conventions, street corners and of course churches large and small. I love to speak to groups of all ages from little children to senior saints. I like to use a combination of lively story-telling and Bible preaching to inspire and encourage.
I have pastored in Ohio and Michigan for the last couple decades.
Family Music and Ministry
I love to preach, speak, write, sing and tell stories to encourage people and inspire good things. We often sing as a family.
Meet the Family
Lois Gail has been my wife since September of 1979 and she is the mother or our eight children. Lois Gail was born in a little mountain town in Kentucky. We met in college. She is a homemaker and loves to do creative things with her hands. She has a God-given nurturing instinct which kicked-in one late autumn day in 1981 and has continued to this day. One of her many creative pursuits is photography. We home-educate the children so her days are full and happy. She is a strong woman with a child-like love for life.
Let me introduce you to the children
Kyle and Hope
Kyle Dale was born in 1981 in Coldwater, Ohio. After completing his home education Kyle served in the Air Land Emergency Resource Team. ALERT was a unique form of missionary service involving rigorous physical, mental and spiritual demands and skills including diving, high-angle rescue, scripture memory, training in counseling and personal evangelism and military-style personal discipline. His ALERT experience took him to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Florida, Georgia and Big Sandy, Texas the home of the International ALERT Academy. He is married to Elizabeth and they have two sons, Kyle Kenneth and Oliver Bruce.
Kyle and Elizabeth spent the summer of 2006 as missionaries at Camp Barakel, where they met. Kyle is the Youth Pastor at Grace Church in Granger, Indiana.
Kyle and Chuk on the Appalachain Trail in the Summer of 2002
Holly Allene was born in 1984 in South Bend, Indiana. She is a fine young lady and all our hearts could ever hope for in a daughter. She has her own web site at www.kenpierpont.com/holly/ Let her know what you think. She and her sisters sing together. You can read about that here. She has a sincere love for the Lord Jesus. She has a beautiful alto solo voice. She is gifted at teaching and caring for children. She is an incredible help around the house and with the family. She also has an interest in quilting. A story about Holly was published in “Stories for the Teen’s Heart 2.” You can read it here. Holly would like to be a missionary wherever God leads her. Every year she organizes a gathering for young ladies to encourage them to be keepers at home.
Charles Kenneth was born in 1985 in Jackson, Michigan. Chuck is a good athlete, and a good student. He picks up on things quickly. He has a great sense of humor, he loves the outdoors, mountain biking, fly-fishing, and hiking. He has taught himself many things including the guitar. (He plays a mean guitar). He and Kyle sing and are trying their hand at writing songs. People love it when they play and sing their own music. Chuk lives in South Bend and works with Kyle leading the Jr. High Youth Ministry at Grace Church.
Heidi Grace was born in 1987 in Newark, Ohio. She is a blue-eyed blonde like the Heidi in the story. She is like sunshine streaming through the window. She is a reader and a good cook and helper around the house. She also has a beautiful strong, low singing voice. She makes perfect cookies every time. She has grown into a delightful young lady. She is a big help around our family ministry and a sweet girl. She, like all her sisters is very social. Like Holly, Heidi and Hannah she loves to read and enjoys good music and shopping. She has a good sense of humor and a love for life. All the girls love a good wholesome story in a book or on film. In November of 2009 Heidi married Austin. He is a police officer. She knows the Lord and wants to live for Him. You can read about that here.
Hannah Ruth was born in 1989 at home in the parsonage in Knox County, Ohio. She has her mother’s brown eyes. Hannah loves singing and going to the library like her sisters. She is a good helper too. She is good company on a long ride. She can be very quiet and reflective some days. Other days she is full of life and fun. Hannah is now a student at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Holly is done growing at a little over five feet tall but Heidi and Hannah may reach almost six feet – tall, graceful beauties, they are.
Daniel Wesley was born in our farmhouse on Rutledge Road in Knox County, Ohio in November of 1991. Danny is a loves sports and he is a natural athlete. He and Wes are inseparable companions. They make a lot of messes and are now getting old enough to learn to clean some of them up. Right now, Daniel is interested in missionary aviation. He is reading up on it and looking for ways to earn enough money to learn to fly. Daniel has a big heart and loves his friends. He and Wes love to play ping-pong. He is always eager to help. Daniel is training for the ministry at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Wesley Josiah is our littlest guy. He was born at home one winter day in December of 1994. He and his brother Dan are a pair all day long. They are very rarely apart. We just see them as a unit. They are learning all about life right now. We are praying they will grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. We want them to be might in spirit and serve God with all their hearts all their lives. Wes loves sports. This year he played baseball and football.
Hope America is the baby of the family so far. She was born April 20, 1999 in Fremont, Michigan at the Gerber Memorial Hospital. It was early in the morning the day of the Columbine tragedy. God had given us the name Hope America before any of that happened. Hope is a bright-eyed little thing a small clone of her mother. Her mom has taken scores of pictures of her. She has a talent for turning the simplest day into a joyful event. She is easy to love and a continual fest of entertainment for all of us.
E-mail Ken directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule him to speak or call 810-239-1234.
NEW PICTURES TAKEN IN MAY OF 2006
Kyle Dale Pierpont (Elizabeth)
October 30, 1981
April 14, 1984
South Bend, Indiana
November 19, 1985
September 18, 1987
December 19, 1989
Knox County, Ohio
November 8, 1991
Knox County, Ohio
December 10, 1994
Knox County, Ohio
April 20, 1999
We Sing & Testify of Our Love For Jesus
Our desire is to be a witness and testimony wherever we go. We want to do this as we sing songs about Jesus and share with others of our deep love for Him. We want to encourage the youth of our day to have a passion of love for Jesus Christ and to leave the ordinary Christian life and become fanatical about loving Him! He is so worthy of praise and honor.
We love Jesus Christ with all our hearts. Wherever we go we love to sing and talk about how much we love Him and what He is doing in our lives. We have been singing in churches and group gatherings since we were very small. We like to sing gospel heart music that has a deep message of what God has already done in our hearts.
Holly Allene Pierpont : is twenty-three years old and loves to sing and talk about Jesus. She loves speaking to encourage young ladies. She has done a lot of intense ministry and counseling. She loves being open about what God is doing in her life. Holly accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at a young age. Shortly after that God brought her through a deep trial in her life that brought her to a deeper faith in God. She is thankful for the work God continues to do in her life.
Chuk Pierpont:loves to do ministry to youth and people wherever he happens to meet them. Chuk enjoys playing the guitar. Chuk loves the Lord with all his heart and is not ashamed to make Him known wherever he goes. He has never met a stranger and especially loves talking to people who don’t yet know the Lord. He gathers kids and helps them get to know Jesus. He is on staff as youth pastor at First Baptsit Church in Sister Bay, WI.
Heidi Grace Pierpont: is nineteen years old. She has a beautiful and powerful testimony of how, earlier this year, she came to genuine faith in Jesus Christ. She loves the Lord with all her heart. She loves to sing. She also has a special love for the mountains of Kentucky and the people there.
Hannah Ruth Pierpont: Is a beautiful young lady of seventeen years old. Hannah loves Jesus Christ with all her heart. She enjoys meeting new people and making new friends. Hannah has a love for singing and wants others to know how much she loves Jesus. God has been at work in Hannah’s life in specific ways drawing her to Himself. Hannah wants others to know she loves Jesus Christ with all her heart and that her life is totally devoted to Him.
Daniel Wesley Pierpont: is fifteen years old. He is a young man with a purpose! Daniel has a deep desire in his heart to be a missionary pilot one day and has been inspired by the missionary Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, and others. Daniel has a big heart and wants others to know and love His Jesus. Daniel wants to do ministry and loves to sing with his brothers and sisters. It is evident to those around him that he loves the Lord and that God has placed a desire for missions and ministry in his heart.
Most of the recent individual photos of the family are by Sara Quinnett or my wife, Lois.