Kenneth C. Ulmer has been Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles for 37 years. In 2000 the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team) which they also operated as a commercial entertainment venue before selling it to Madison Square Garden in 2013.
Dr. Ulmer was the former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles where he also serves as a founding board member, adjunct professor and Director of The King’s At Oxford; an annual summer session held at Oxford University.
Dr. Ulmer received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcasting & Music from the University of Illinois. After accepting his call to the ministry, Dr. Ulmer founded Macedonia Bible Church in San Pedro, California. He has done post-graduate studies at Pepperdine University, Hebrew Union College, the University of Judaism, Christ Church and Magdalene College at Oxford University in England. He received a PhD from the former Grace Graduate School of Theology in Long Beach, California (West Coast Campus of Grace Theological Seminary), was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Southern California School of Ministry, and he received his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. He participated in the study of Ecumenical Liturgy and Worship at Magdalene College at Oxford University in England, has served as instructor in Pastoral Ministry and Homiletic at Grace Theological Seminary, as an adjunct professor at Biola University (where he served on the Board of Trustees) and as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University and Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as a mentor in the Doctor of Ministry degree program at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
He is past commissioner of Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) and former Ad Hoc Committee member for Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Dr. Ulmer was consecrated Bishop of Christian Education of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, where he served as a founding member on the Bishops Council. He has served on the Board of Directors of The Gospel Music Workshop of America, and on the Board of Trustees of Southern California School of Ministry, and Empowerment 21.
Dr. Ulmer is currently the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which is an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the U.S.
He has written several books including A New Thing (a reflection on the Full Gospel Baptist Movement), Spiritually Fit to Run the Race: A Guide to Godly Living), In His Image: An Intimate Reflection of God, Making your Money Count: Why We Have it – How To Manage It (featured on “This is Your Day” with Benny Hinn), The Champion in You: Step Into God’s Purpose for Your Life, The Power of Money: How to Avoid a Devil’s Snare, Knowing God’s Voice, Passionate God and his latest release “Training To Win”, A spiritual Guide to Victorious Living, Passionate God, Training To Win, A spiritual Guide To Victorious Living and his latest book “Passing The Generation Blessing” and his latest book “Walls Can Fall: Race Reconciliation & Righteous in a Divided World”.
Dr. Ulmer and his wife, residents of Los Angeles, California have been married for over 40 years and 3 children.