A Bit of Background
Ken was born in Virginia and moved to Nashville, Tennessee soon after. He felt the call to preach as a teenager and almost immediately began to hold revival meetings at the age of seventeen.
He is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with both a BA and MA degree. In 2012, he completed a Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
Ken pastored churches for seven years before entering the field of full-time evangelism in 1997. He soon became the youngest Tenured evangelist in the history of the Church of the Nazarene.
Following eight years of traveling as an evangelist, Ken felt the need to be home more with his growing family and accepted a pastorate in Florida (Nassau Nazarene Fellowship). Ken then pastored Grace Church of the Nazarene in Nashville, Tennessee for ten years and then as the lead pastor at Gracepointe Church of the Nazarene near Atlanta, Georgia for nearly seven years.
Ken has returned to itinerant evangelism with a burning passion for renewal in the church and for each believer to live a life totally dedicated to Christ. Ken and his wife, Arlene, have 4 children: Michael, Jacquelyn, Kimberly, and Diana. They live in central Florida.
What People Are Saying
"It is good news that Ken Dove is re-entering the field of full time evangelism! If your church is needing an evangelist to help revive and refresh your congregation~~~yet from a pastor's heart~~~Ken Dove is your man. He is the wonderful combination of evangelist/ pastor all anointed by the Holy Spirit. If I was a pastor again, I would slate Ken Dove to come and preach to my people."
- Dr. James Diehl, General Superintendent Emeritus, Church of the Nazarene
"The news of Ken and Arlene Dove's return to the field of itinerant evangelism, cheered my soul. After many years of effective pastoring, they are now available to bless many local churches. I recommend them to you."
- Dr. Bob Broadbooks- retired, Regional Director of the USA/ Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene
"Ken Dove is a gift to the church! If you are scheduling revivals, retreats, camp meetings, or other outreach services, put Ken on your list. Ken delivers powerful, relevant, Biblical sermons with evangelistic passion and a pastor's heart. From personal experience as a pastor, district superintendent, and lifelong friend, I highly recommend Ken Dove. He helps people laugh, lean into the Word, and love Christ more deeply."
- Rev. Kyle Poole, Georgia District Superintendent Church of the Nazarene
"Ken Dove has been a blessing to the Canada Central District since his first visit over two decades ago in 2000. His anointed and relevant preaching has been used by God to see many lives changed for eternity. I can picture the faces who made decisions to follow Jesus, and those who fully surrendered to the work of the Holy Spirit. Over the years the Dove's have become family to the people across this district. I believe God will continue to use Ken Dove Ministries to be a tremendous blessing to many."
- Rev. Steve Ottley, District Superintendent, Canada Central District Church of the Nazarene
"Ken Dove is one of the most creative, effective, and competent communicators I know. He preaches with a breadth of knowledge and passion that may be unrivaled in the church today. Every sermon he delivers is doctrinally sound, practical, instructive, humorous, challenging, inspirational, and convicting. But the best thing is...every sermon he preaches comes from the heart of a shepherd. He not only has a great mind...but a great heart. And he lives a great life which is compatible with what he professes and preaches. I have known Ken for many years and have partnered with him in ministry on many occasions which make me even more eager to recommend him with out hesitation. Whenever you are looking for a great preacher and communicator for one of your local church or district events...I promise...you won't regret inviting Ken Dove. And the people you lead will be glad you did."
- Rev. Bret Layton, District Superintendent, West Virginia South District Church of the Nazarene
"It is with great joy, confidence and from personal experience that I recommend Dr. Ken Dove to you as you consider speakers for your camp meetings, revival services, pastors gathering etc. Ken is a gifted, experienced and anointed preacher of God's Word. He understands the variety of contexts in which we all live. He understands the local church very well having been a pastor and evangelist for over thirty years. I heartily recommend Ken to you."
- Dr. Ian Fitzpatrick, National Director: Church of the Nazarene Canada
"Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers."
Ephesians 4:11 NLT
"Just because you cross a boarder doesn't mean the message changes." Billy Graham to Ken, May 31, 2000
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