Pastor Ken Porter Sr. was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He is the son of Rev. Eddie and Ora Nell Porter. At an early age, Pastor Ken confessed the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and allowed God to use him through music. He was a member of a family gospel group called The Sweet KingdomAires and The Ever-Ready’s of Detroit, MI. Pastor Ken served as a “Junior Deacon” and in May, 1979 he was installed as an Ordained Deacon at Sweet Kingdom Baptist Church, Detroit, MI.
After moving to North Carolina, Pastor Ken continued singing. He joined various groups including the Gospel Jubilees, The Kingdom Heirs, and The Gospel Riders. He worked as a Marketing & Sales Manager at Time Warner Cable for 20 years, and a Mail Carrier for the United Postal Service. He has developed a reputation as a servant who works with and manages people with a kind heart and a pleasant smile. He has witnessed Jesus Christ to co-workers, friends, strangers and family members; by letting the love of Jesus Christ reign over his life. Pastor Ken’s formal education includes studies at Moody Bible Institute and North Eastern Regional Bible College where he earned a degree in Biblical Studies. He is currently continuing his education under the Bachelor of Arts, Ministry Programs.
On March 18, 2012, Pastor Ken preached his initial sermon: Romans 7:14-25 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – A Christians Autobiography at Body of Christ Church under the leadership of Pastor Kelvin Redmond. He was ordained on July 28, 2013. Pastor Ken served in many ministries. He served as ministry leader for Deacons at Body of Christ Church since the ministry’s inception in 1996. Pastor Porter and his wife served as Choir Members, Praise & Worship Leaders, and Covenant Ministries Leaders. He also served as a Deacon for 16 years at Wake Chapel Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, under the tutelage of Pastor G.A. Jones, Jr. and Pastor John Wilkins.
On January 19, 2014, Pastor Ken answered the call to launch Covenant Life Fellowship, a church where believers live a Covenant Life through Fellowship with God and His people. Covenant Life Fellowship is in Raleigh, NC.
Pastor Ken gives all glory to God for blessing him with the union in marriage to the former Beverly Nalls. To this union they have two children, Kenneth R Porter, II and Jordan L Porter. Minister Ken has a passion for communicating God’s word with accuracy, clarity, spiritual passion, and a determination to be “Faithful” to the Word of God.