Serving Christ and sharing the Gospel

Rev. Ken Perkins

Ken joined the team at St.Michael’s in June 2016. He was born and grew up at Clerkenwell in central London. He left school in 1973 with a few CSEs and became an apprentice refrigeration engineer and in 1977 became a refrigeration service engineer with the same company. Ken met his wife Chris in 1982 and they married in 1984. They now live in Cranham and have two children – Louise and Michael. In 1986, Ken and other members of his family set up a company to service, install and maintain refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. It is still based in London’s Smithfield Market.

Ken says: “I did not regularly attend church until 2007. After a few months Chris and I attended an Alpha course where we both gave our lives to Jesus. Our lives have been radically changed. We went to India on mission with Operation Mobilisation and we became involved in the life of Moor Lane church. I became involved with a homeless ministry called Above Us Only Sky? and also with people with addictions, setting up a Biblical recovery course at St Luke’s. During this time people told me I would one day be ordained but it was not until 2012 that I felt the call. In 2013 I pursued this call and I attended St Mellitus Theological College.”