Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College

The VERITAS Graduate School of Apologetics

Ken Baker

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies (B.A., 1976; Th.M., 1980; D.Miss., 1995)

As a global missionary, Ken Baker has spent twenty-four years in West Africa planting multi-ethnic churches in primarily Islamic regions, both urban and rural.

Currently, Ken Baker is the National Director of Culture ConneXions, which is a ministry of SIM. SIM is dedicated to coaching churches in intercultural ministry by training congregations comprehensively in Missions vision and engagement.

In addition to this, Ken Baker has considerable experience working alongside congregations in transition towards intercultural integration.

  • D.Miss., Trinity International University/TEDS

  • Th. M., Dallas Theologial Seminary

  • B.A., Bryan College

Book Chapters Authored
  • "The Biblical Foundation for Multiiculutral Ministry" in E. Pluribus Unum: Challenges and Opportunities.

  • "The Positive Influences of Baby Boomer Missionaries," EMQ, 1989.

  • "Power Encounter and Church-Planting," EMQ, 1990.

  • "The Invisible Mainstream," Newsweek, 1994.

  • "Boomers, Busters and Missions: Things Are Different Now," EMQ, 1997.

  • "The Incarnational Model: Perception or Deception," EMQ, 1997.

  • "What To Do When Sin Seems Ignored," EMQ, 2005.

Academic Experience
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Missions, Southern Evangelical Seminary, (2009 - present).

  • Professor, École Supérieur Théologique Evangelique, (2003 - 2005).

  • Instructor, Bryan College, (1983 - 1984).

  • Instructor, Maranatha Bible College, (1978).

Ministry Experience
  • National Director, Culture ConneXions, SIM, (2006 - present).

  • Church Planter, Leadership Development, SIM, (1998 - 2004).

  • Leadership Development Program Director, SIM,(1993 - 1997).

  • Church Planter, SIM, (1981 - 1988).

Professional Memberships
  • Ethnic America Network.

  • Mosaix Global Network.

  • Alliance of Intercultural Coaches.

  • Evangelical Missiological Society.

  • Ken is fluent in English, French, and Hausa. He has been married to Gwen for twenty-nine years and has three adult children and one grandson.