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Ken Chant is an Australian who began his ministry in 1952 as an
assistant pastor in two Baptist churches in Adelaide. He was ordained in Melbourne in 1954,
as a pastor in the CRC Churches International, so he
has been actively involved (as of 2009) in Christian ministry for 55 years (ten of which he and his
family spent in the USA). A brief summary of his ministry would include the following -
- he has pioneered eight churches and pastored several others, including serving for five
years as the associate pastor of what was then Australia's largest pentecostal church (the
Adelaide Crusade Centre)
- for several years he was the editor of two of Australia's most successful
- in 1974, in Launceston Tasmania, he founded Vision
Christian College as a Bible correspondence school, which
has since expanded to a local-church based college, with more
than 5000 campuses and 100,000 students in 150 countries
- he has been the principal of four Bible colleges (in Australia and the USA), has taught
at Christ for the Nations (Dallas), Oral Roberts University
(Tulsa), Youth With a Mission (Hawaii), and spoken at crusades, conferences, and seminars in Australia, the UK, the USA,
Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Greece, and New Zealand
- he has the fully-earned degrees of Master of Religious Education (M.R.E.) and Doctor of
Philosophy (Ph.D, with a theology major), and for the past 30 years has been devoted to a ministry of
writing and teaching, throughout Australia and overseas.
Ken is currently the director of Vision Christian College for Australasia. He
is also the author of more than 40 books, including many college texts. In addition he has
written large amounts of curriculum material, lecture notes, and scores of magazine
articles. He is the composer of several choruses that have been
published in various collections, notably Fill My Eyes
and Be Glad Ye Sons of Zion.
Although committed to the pentecostal movement, Ken has always been ecumenical rather
than parochial, and he has often ministered in other denominational settings. Hence the
students enrolled in one or other of the Vision Christian College
programmes come from a
wide array of churches and denominational backgrounds.
In 2009, Ken and his wife Alison (who herself has a master's degree in Christian
counselling, and is a sought-after speaker) celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
They have four children and twenty-one grandchildren.
Ken is also associated with the Online
Bible School .