Born in Anderson, Ken grew up in central Indiana, the son of Rev. William & Lucille Oldham. Ken’s parents met and married while his father was on a Tri-S trip from Anderson College to Lucille’s home country, Guyana, South America, where his grandparents Rev. Ed & Meriam Oldham served as missionaries in the 1960’s Ken first gave his life to Christ as a child, but found sincere renewal and commitment to the Lord while attending summer camp at Camp Pollock in Louisiana. During the next year, Ken experienced the Lord’s calling into full-time Christian service.
Keli also grew up as a PK to parents Rev. Frank & Patricia Camper, who served several denominations. Growing up in Detroit, Keli gave her life to Christ as a young child and grew up with a tender heart for urban ministry service. Keli intended to live her life in service to God and her community, and initially prepared to study social work. Keli changed her major to Family Science with the intent of serving in ministry settings.
Ken & Keli attended Anderson University where they met. After graduation (both, BA ‘95) and marriage, they served as associates at the Scott Memorial Church of God (Chattanooga, TN 1995-1999) and the Riverchase Community Church (Hoover, AL 1999-2003), before taking their current role as lead pastors of the Sixth Avenue Church of God in Decatur, AL (2003-present). As pastors, Ken & Keli have a passion for the global church and leadership development, leading many cross-cultural trips, speaking at retreats and conventions, and serving in a variety of summer camps and state ministry leadership roles. Ken & Keli are blessed with three children: Gracelyn, Titus, & Ezekiel. We're thrilled to have them join the 3W team where they will be serving as pastors of an international church in the Middle East as well helping the Three-Worlds team achieve its goals throughout the Europe and the Middle East.