Ken and Lori Wallace

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Ken began working in church planting with Missions Door missionary George Patterson, and in 1987 was appointed with the Mission. Ken was appointed again in 1990 and presently serves as the Southern California Regional Ministry Specialist. As the Regional Ministry Specialist for Southern California, Ken is responsible for the care and oversight of current Missions Door missionaries. He is also responsible for developing and recruiting future church planters to plant relevant, ethnically-diverse churches among the disenfranchised people groups of the larger Metropolitan Los Angeles area. In addition to all that, Ken's duties include developing other Southern California areas for future church plants.

Faith Story

Ken Wallace was born in the Bahamas and came to the States during his first year of middle school. His family professed to be Christian, but never went to church or read the Bible. At age 18 Ken moved to Asia where he lived for the next 10 years. In 1979 Ken returned to the U.S., and in 1982 he surrendered his life to Christ as a result of the faithful witness of Christian friends. Lori grew up in a non-Christian home. She came to know the Lord through a Christian friend in college and the ministry of the First Baptist Church of Hollywood, California.


Ken and Lori were married in 1984 and they have three children: Catherine, Jonathan and Matthew.


M.A. in Clinical Psychology and International Business from Sophia University in Yoyogi, Japan Th.M. from California Graduate School of Theology

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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%



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California, United States