BISHOP KENNETH C. ULMER, D. Min., Ph.D.

Biography

Kenneth C. Ulmer has been Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles for over 35 years.  In 2000 the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (former home of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team) which they also operated as a commercial entertainment venue before selling it to Madison Square Garden in 2013.

Dr. Ulmer is the former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles where he also serves as a founding board member, adjunct professor and Director of The King’s At Oxford; an annual summer session held at Oxford University.

Dr. Ulmer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcasting & Music from the University of Illinois.  After accepting his call to the ministry, Dr. Ulmer founded Macedonia Bible Church in San Pedro, California.  He has done post-graduate studies at Pepperdine University, Hebrew Union College, the University of Judaism, Christ Church and Magdalene College at Oxford University in England.  He received a PhD from the former Grace Graduate School of Theology in Long Beach, California (West Coast Campus of Grace Theological Seminary), was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Southern California School of Ministry.  He received his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary, where he also served as mentor in the Doctor of Ministry degree program. He participated in the study of Ecumenical Liturgy and Worship at Magdalene College at Oxford University in England, has served as instructor in Pastoral Ministry and Homiletic at Grace Theological Seminary, as an adjunct professor at Biola University (where he served on the Board of Trustees) and as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and Fuller Theological Seminary.  He has served as guest lecturer at Howard University School of Business and Howard University Chapel speaker.

Dr. Ulmer was consecrated Bishop of Christian Education of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, where he served as a founding member on the Bishops Council.  He has served on the Board of Directors of The Gospel Music Workshop of America, and on the Board of Trustees of Southern California School of Ministry, and Empowerment 21.

Dr. Ulmer is currently the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which is an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the U.S.

He has written several books including A New Thing (a reflection on the Full Gospel Baptist Movement), Spiritually Fit to Run the Race: A Guide to Godly Living), In His Image: An Intimate Reflection of God,  Making your Money Count:  Why We Have it – How To Manage It (featured on “This is Your Day” with Benny Hinn), The Champion in You: Step Into God’s Purpose for Your Life, The  Power of Money: How to Avoid a Devil’s Snare, Knowing God’s Voice, Passionate God and his latest release Training To Win: A Spiritual Guide to Victorious

Living, and Passionate God.  His most recent publications include a co-authorship of “The Forgotten Baptism: Your Leadership Path to Fulfiling Your Vision” and contributing scholar to The Pastor and The Kingdom: A Tribute to Dr. Jack Hayford. 

Dr. Ulmer and his wife, residents of Los Angeles, California have been married for over 40 years and have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren.