Ken arrived as the senior pastor of Tenth in August of 1996. Drawing on both eastern and western leadership philosophies and with a love for both contemplation and action, Ken is a unique figure as a senior pastor.
An energetic and creative communication style bring his sermons to life, setting the congregation at ease while challenging them with the wisdom of the gospel.
A global thinker, after completing his term limits as a trustee for World Vision Canada, he now serves as a patron emeritus.
Before entering full-time ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. Ken’s outward energy is fed by a deeply contemplative personal life. He enjoys reading spiritual classics and pursuing most monastic ideals.
In the summer of 2000, while travelling to Japan, Ken took some extra time to spend with his friend Sakiko Otsuka and they were married the following spring. They are parents to their son Joey.
Ken loves exploring nature through sailing, hiking and the company of Sasha, their golden retriever. He received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, which is awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contributions to the country. He is also the recipient of a World Vision Ken McMillan Hero for Children Award.
Ken studied business economics and philosophy at Wheaton College, Illinois, receiving his bachelor’s degree. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary.