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Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your Countenance - Psalm 89:15

About Kenneth L. Birks

Ken & Lydia

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.

Ken’s 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.

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.

In February 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! 

Ken 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. 

Ken 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, where he functioned as an elder/pastor/teacher for 20 years before entering semi-retirement. He has more recently begun a writing ministry.

Ken 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 2,500 unique visitors a day 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.

Two Great Books by Author/Pastor Ken L. Birks
Prophetic Purposes and the Zeal of the Lord How to Purchase
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Zeal of the Lord

When Sovereignity
and Free Will Meet

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The Journey How to Purchase
The Journey

The Journey

Discovering the
Invisible Path

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Jim Feeney

Jim Feeney, Ph.D., Former Sr. Pastor and "Owner and Webmaster at Pentecostal Bible Studies and Free Pentecostal Sermon Central"

"I've known Pastor Ken Birks for several decades. He and I have worked in various ministerial capacities in the same family of churches. Ken is held in very high esteem among our many pastoral colleagues. He is a minister with a strong grasp of the Word of God, a broad variety of administrative skills, a heart for souls, a proven experiential familiarity with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and an unwavering commitment to the work of the Lord. His wife Lydia is likewise a dedicated servant of God. The two of them have been an exemplary couple in the Lord's work, and I have been honored to know them and see the lasting fruits of their labors since the 1970s."

John Dubler

John Dubler, Sr. Pastor of Good Shepherd Bible Chapel

"Ken Birks is an extremely effective teacher of the Scriptures. He combines a healthy respect for the Word with enthusiasm and personal experiences that match what he is teaching. I strongly recommend him as a pastor, teacher and elder. Ken is a man of unimpeachable integrity and his longevity in the Body of Christ as a pastor give credence to the message of hope and encouragement that he brings to all."