Pastor Ken Vance

Pastor Ken Vance is a dynamic pastor and teacher from West Haven, Connecticut, with a unique and powerful gift for presenting the Word of God.

Creativity, humor and relatability make Pastor Ken’s approach towards teaching the good news of Jesus Christ easy to understand. Taking a more conversational approach, he helps to equip people to practically live out their redemptive purpose. Pastor Vance holds degrees in both Business Administration and Biblical Studies. In 1996, he married his beautiful wife Kathy who is also a Pastor, together they have two sons, Ryan and Austin. Before entering full-time ministry, Ken pioneered a successful insurance agency in 1984. He left secular employment in 1998 to assume the role of Associate Pastor at, what was then known as, Living Word Ministries. Pastor Ken has filled the role as Senior Pastor since November 2004.

Under his leadership, Vertical Church is expanding forward and reaching the Greater New Haven area, as well as the world, with God’s love and transforming power. His passion for community has helped Vertical become known for its love of people and as a beacon of hope for those in need. With a heart for revival and an understanding of the times we live in, God is using Ken across cultural, generational, political and racial divides to proclaim the healing, redemptive, life-changing message of Jesus Christ.