Kenneth C. Ulmer, PhD., is Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles. In 2000 the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team) which they also operate as a commercial entertainment venue.
Dr. Ulmer former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles where he also serves as a founding board member, adjunct professor and Dean 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 studied at Pepperdine University, Hebrew Union College, the University of Judaism and Christ Church and Wadham College at Oxford University in England. He received a PhD. from Grace Graduate School of Theology in Long Beach, California, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Southern California School of Ministry, and he received his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. 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. He served as a mentor in the Doctor of Ministry degree program at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
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, the Pastor’s Advisory Council to the mayor of the City of Inglewood, California, and on the Board of Trustees of Southern California School of Ministry.
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.
Dr. Ulmer 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 (an update of his book, The Anatomy 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, and “The Power of Money” How to Avoid a devil’s Snare, “Knowing God’s Voice” and his latest book “Passionate God”.
Dr. Ulmer and his wife, residents of Los Angeles, California have been married for 38 years and have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren.