Meet Our Bishop...

Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer, who pastors Faithful Central Bible Church, located in Inglewood, California, is one of the most prolific and sought after speakers of this contemporary age. Since coming to this congregation more than nineteen years ago, it has grown from 350 to more than 12,000.

Dr. Ulmer received his B.A. degree in Broadcasting/ Music from the University of Illinois, after accepting his call to the ministry. In 1979, Dr. Ulmer founded Macedonia Bible Baptist Church in San Pedro, California.

Bishop UlmerHe was called to the pastorate of Faithful Central in January 1982. His inexhaustible thirst for knowledge led him to continue his graduate work at Pepperdine University, Hebrew Union College, and the University of Judaism.

In June 1986 he received The Doctor of Philosophy degree from Grace Graduate School of Theology, Long Beach, California. In May 1999 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Southern California School of Ministry, Los Angeles, California in June 1989. He furthered his education by studying at Ecumenical Liturgy and Worship at Magdalene College at Oxford University, Oxford, England in 1994 and continues his studies at Christ Church and Wadham College at Oxford University.

He has held or is currently holding the following positions: Instructor in Pastoral Ministry and Homiletics at Grace Theological Seminary, Instructor of African-American Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, an adjunct professor at Biola University and Pepperdine University, and a mentor in the Doctor of Ministry degree program at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is currently an adjunct professor at The King's College and Seminary in Los Angeles.

In 1994 he was consecrated Bishop of Christian Education of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. Dr. Ulmer has also served on the Board of Directors of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, the Board of Trustees of Biola University, the Pastor's Advisory Council for the City of Inglewood and the Board of Trustees of Southern California School of Ministry. He is a founding board member of The King's College and Seminary.

Dr. Ulmer has authored three books: "A New Thing", a reflection on
the Full Gospel Baptist Movement, and "Spiritually Fit to Run the Race", a guide to Godly living. His latest work, "The Anatomy of God", released in the spring of 2002.

Bishop Ulmer presides over the Macedonia International Bible Fellowship with churches in Zimbabwe , Namibia , Angola , Republic of Congo , South Africa and the United States. Dr. Ulmer is a devoted husband and father of three children.