Ken Pierpont is a small-town pastor at heart, who loves people. He loves his wife, he loves his children, he loves God and he loves life. This love spills over into each of his stories. Everywhere he looks he sees extraordinary truths about God demonstrated in ordinary people and common places. He is the father of eight children and he has been a rural and small-town pastor for nearly twenty-five years starting the summer after his junior year in high school when he was only seventeen years old.
Warren Wiersbe says Ken Pierpont has “a clear style, an eye for details and an ability to find spiritual lessons in the everyday things of life.”
Ken’s stories are similar to the writing of Garrison Keilor, Jan Karon, Philip Gulley and Robert Fulgum. Ken’s writing is distinctively evangelical and each of his stories is true.
Ken is skilled at using the ancient art of story-telling to access the hearts of modern readers. He usually writes early in the morning when the house is quiet. Every Monday morning he rises at five on his day off to send an electronic newsletter to five thousand subscribers who start their week with one of Ken’s original stories. Hundreds of his electronic subscribers have responded to his stores with laughter, tears, and a pang of conviction.
Ken says the power of the stories is that they are richly emotional but the secret of their appeal is that they go beyond an appeal to the emotions. They appeal to the conscience of the reader as well. Each story wraps a simple but profound scriptural truth in a story. The story opens the heart and the truth of scripture appeals to the part of a person where the law of God is written. A conscience pricked by the law of God is open to the message of Calvary, hungry for forgiveness, eager for the gospel.
Ken likes to say, “My life goal is to communicate the truth of God and nudge everyone who reads my stories one step closer to Jesus.” His stories have done just that for thousands of his readers.
Since this bio was written Ken and Lois and the family have moved across the Mitten State to Flint where Ken is the director of a unique ministry called The Character Inn. Ken likes to say it is the world biggest Bed and Breakfast. It has a huge three story lobby, sixteen floors, and over 400 rooms.