Ken Jensen prayed a “come into my heart” prayer as a young child, but at the age of 22 realized that he had never truly repented of his sins. He acknowledged Christ as the Lord of his life and was baptized by his father. He has been a part of HPBC for almost 46 years. This is his sending church in his missionary service with EMU where he served as office administrator for 12 years and has been director for the past 28 years. He and his wife Joan reared their children here at Hampton Park, and all three are now married and serving the Lord. Ken’s involvement at HP has included serving as a deacon (specifically working with the missions committee), teaching an adult Sunday school class, helping with the security team and serving as a member of the pastoral advisory council. When asked about serving as a non-staff pastor at HP, Ken shares, “I would like to be the ‘voice of missions’ to help the staff and non-staff pastors better understand missionaries and mission organizations and to serve the members of HP as an ‘elderly’ elder. If I can help leaders in our church and have a part in representing the older demographics of the congregation, while not neglecting the younger members, my service as a non-staff pastor will be satisfying.” Ken enjoys landscaping, gardening, studying the Bible, reading historical books – both non-fiction and novels. He wishes he could still enjoy mountain hiking and weight-lifting, but considers those as past hobbies.