Ken & Lydia Birks
Ken has been married to his wife, Lydia for 36 years, plus. They
have two adult children, and three grandchildren. They
consider them their highest calling, along with the
many teens and children whom they have been foster or
surrogate parents to over the past 25 years.
About Straight Arrow Ministries
Straight Arrow Ministries is a ministiry that believes
in the integrity of God's Word. 2 Timoothy 3:16-17
says, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly
equippled for every good work." We believe in the
divine harmony of Scriptures with Scripture
interpreting Scripture rather than releying on a
particular school of thought. No doctrine is an island
unto itself. It must harmonize with the entire Bible.
We should be loyal to the Scriptures rather than a
particular school of thought. Whether its through
Seminars, Bible Studies, Sermon Outlines or Podcasts,
we strive to maintain an integrity to the purity of
God's Word so that those who hear are instructed in
righteousness, given good sound doctrine and
thoroughly equipped for every good work. Building a
solid foundation in God's Word is of the utmost
importance with precept upon precept and line upon
line being established so that the deeper truths have
a foundation from which they have been built upon.
About Kenneth L. Birks
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.
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 and write in way
that helps to shape and influence the minds and hearts
of God’s people everywhere.
1997, the Lord led Ken and his wife Lydia to resign as
Senior Pastor of Golden Valley Christian Center, which
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.
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.
is now semi-retired and does wedding officiating
in the Sacramento Metropolitan area. He is still very
much involved in ministry at The Rock of Roseville and
continues to function as an elder. He has more
recently begun a writing ministry.
also has an internet ministry of “Sowing Seeds
of Faith” located at
which is a part of his umbrella ministry,
Straight Arrow Ministries. Sowing Seeds of
Faith reaches over 3,500 unique visitors a
week with free Bible studies, sermon outlines,
audio and video messages, podcasts, and other
Bible study materials to help equip saints for
the work of the ministry.
Ken's New Book
The Journey -
Discovering the Invisible Path
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