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Ken Kniskern

Ken is an experienced leader with 25+ years in technical management and HR leadership positions within the IT field, and 18 years in the ministry here in the state of Oklahoma.

Surrendered to the ministry as a student, Ken began his full-time ministerial career in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Since that time he has been a Student Pastor, Education Minister, Associate Pastor, Media & Ministry Pastor, and Worship Leader. Ken has had the extreme privilege of ministering in several churches in the state of Oklahoma, from small rural communities to the largest SBC church in our state. His graphic, web, & video design background, A/V & technical expertise, and flair for presentation design and worship leading have helped him facilitate engaging multi-generational worship experiences in those churches, and in concerts and revivals in many states and countries around the world.

Ken married his wife Mandy in August of 2000, and they have 2 young boys – Barrick and Brendon that keep them (her) quite busy, however Ken still manages to work full-time as an IT Manager at the University of Oklahoma in addition to his role here at Highland, and Mandy teaches piano to about 30 children in addition to running things around the house.

Ken and Mandy celebrated 4 years at Highland in January 2017, and in addition to leading in worship each week, they also lead a marriage and family discipleship class, and are co-leading a Sunday Morning Bible Study group focusing on foundations of the family.