Equipping the next generations in faith…

ken castor

KEN is the Professor of Youth Ministry and the Director of Ministry Partnership at Crown College in Minnesota. With nearly thirty years of next-generation ministry experience in the U.S. and Canada, Ken is the founder of NEXT Ministry Conferences, the “Blue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible, and has authored numerous discipleship resources like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He is a nerdy Cubs fan, has Converse-Chuck-Taylors, is a proud husband to the brilliant Kathy, and is a father to three of the most interesting people on the planet.


How can the next generation stand in this stormy world?

Rooted. Strong even through the winds. Where knots become beauty marks…

Our deepest longing as human beings is for significance. Author and Bible scholar Ken Castor serves as an expert guide into a life of significance.
Rick Lawrence
Author of Spiritual Grit, General Editor of The Jesus-Centered Bible
We’re surrounded by a generation of emerging young leaders who are tired of watching, waiting for permission, and wondering when they will be called on to make a difference in this world for Jesus. Ken Castor understands their cry and provides a clear formula for daily empowerment and mobilization.
Timothy Eldred
Author of Alone Sucks, Executive Director of Waves
Ken continues to caringly but honestly encourage and drive people to grow deeper into what it means to follow Jesus. 
Chris Theule-VanDam
Western Great Lakes Regional Director, Young Life


  • 50 Meals Even Your Teenager Can Make is available now at Amazon!!
  • Fun, new book releasing soon!!! Check my author page at Amazon for updates (May 14, 2020)
  • Congrats to our students finishing their Spring Semester at Crown this week! (May 11, 2020)
  • Fall 2020 enrollment in Ministry programs at Crown College is looking strong! (May 5, 2020)
  • Events and speaking schedule canceled for summer 2020 due to Covid-19 (May 1, 2020)
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