Ken Bartholomew

Pastor of Worship & Administration

Ken was born in Hickory, North Carolina. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia he began attending church with the neighbor boys down the street. While attending a Revival meeting He trusted Christ as Savior and was baptized.

After moving to Ohio and finding a church home (with the only youth minister he ever had!) Ken began to sense God’s call on his life to serve Him vocationally. Upon graduation from High School he moved to Houston, Texas and began college at Houston Baptist University. Having always had a love and interest in music he decided to seek a bachelors degree in Sacred Music. After four years of study and numerous opportunities to serve in music ministry God called him to his first full time position in Richwood, Texas as a Minister of Music & Youth. He continued his education by attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth Texas and completed a Master of Arts in Religious Education.

Since the spring of 1987 he has served in various ministry positions including youth and education as well as music ministry. Ken has been on staff at First Baptist Church since 2003 and currently serves as Minister of Music & Administration. He is married to Deana and they have two children.