Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ken Wells: Planting Sovereign Grace Churches in Italy

MP3 Available Here

Ken Wells, a church planter working with SEE: Saints Equipped to Evangelize , will address the theme: "Planting Sovereign Grace Churches in Italy".

Ken Wells was born and raised in a Roman Catholic home in Brooklyn, NY, and was saved by Christ's grace and mercy in 1975 at the age of 17 through the ministry of the First Evangelical Free Church in that city. He has been married for 26 years to RuthAnn, who labors with him as a missionary and church planter in Italy. They have been blessed with 6 children (3 boys, 3 girls).

From 1992 to 1995 Ken served as an Elder of the First Evangelical Free Church in Brooklyn. He graduated Refromed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida in 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree. He then served as Associate Pastor of Orlando Grace Church from 2000 to 2002. Although English and Irish in ethnicity, Ken developed a burden for souls in Italy. In 2003 he joined SEE, and in 2005 he and his family moved to Italy, and began ministry as a church planter.

Today Ken will discuss the unique challenges faced when laboring to evangelize the Gospel of Free and Sovereign Grace and to plant Sovereign Grace-believing churches in Italy. He will also contrast planting American churches in Italy with planting Italian churches in Italy. Although Ken sees great value in the former in order to meet the needs of tourists, transients and international transplants in Italy, the latter is Ken's goal and mission with SEE.

Ken is currently on a speaking tour in the New York Metropolitan area before returning to Italy.

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