About Ken Idleman
Vice President of Leadership Developmentkidleman@thesolomonfoundation.org
Ken Idleman is the Vice President of Leadership Development at The Solomon Foundation. Ken is responsible for mentoring gifted pastors and equipping them with the resources they need to lead their churches to the next level.
In his 20s, Ken began teaching at Ozark Christian College in the areas of Bible and ministry. At age 29, he was named President-elect and at age 31, he became the fourth president of OCC. After a colorful career in Christian higher education, Ken began a ten-year ministry as Senior Pastor of Crossroads Christian Church, a 4000 active member mega-church, located in southwest IN. In Ken’s words, “College presidents don’t retire; they go out to pastor!”
During Ken’s decade of service, Crossroads Christian Church surpassed attendance and baptism records and the weekly offerings moved from $79,000 week to $180,000/week and missions giving increased from $300k/year to $1.5m/year. In addition to leading a Bible college that has produced thousands of Christian leaders, he has personally mentored or counseled hundreds of Christian leaders over the years. Ken has been a Certified Church Health Consultant with the Thom Rainer Institute since 2005. Throughout his professional life he has consistently been an avid supporter of the mission of Christ through the local church. Ken’s ministry focus has been to raise up, equip, send out and faithfully support Christian leaders.
Ken and his wife Kaylene have raised three children, who are all Christian leaders, along with their spouses, at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. The Idleman’s have eleven grandchildren.