Ken Castor, D.Min.

Department of Christian Ministry
Professor of Christian Ministry Studies


Courses: Youth & Family Ministry, Faith Development of Youth, Urban/Parachurch Ministry, Spiritual & Leadership Development, Social Justice, Ministry in a Pluralistic World

Education: B.A. Taylor University, M.Div. Regent College, D.Min. Trinity Western University

Dr. Castor’s students build deep biblical, theological and practical foundations for life-long ministry and benefit from his passion and insight from over 20 years in the field of ministry. He demonstrates academic excellence through the effective articulation and praxis of ministry. A half-year internship immersion program provides an incredible hands-on opportunity for training and, by graduation students are prepared to work in either local church settings or in related non-profit, social work, or para-church as visionary leaders and ministry mentors.

Before joining the faculty at Crown College, Dr. Castor worked as a Youth & Young Adult Pastor for over 20 years. He testifies that, “God got a hold of me as a kid through the example set by my Dad. Since then, I try to grow down deeper into life with Jesus every day.” Dr. Castor is affiliated with the AYME and Christian & Missionary Alliance Youth, partners with ministry workers around the world and often speaks at ministry events.

Published works:

Ken’s published works include hundreds of posts and articles related to ministry leadership and spiritual formation (

“Enabling Generational Transference of Ministry Leadership in the Local Church,” Doctoral Dissertation, completed July 2011, Trinity Western University, D.Min.

“Adding One Small Word,” Faith Today, July/August 2010, p.36 (coauthored with Dr. Rob McClelland, Executive Director of the North American Baptist Conference of Churches)

“Urban Ministry” by Harvie M. Conn and Manuel Ortiz, Journal of Youth Ministry, Fall 2011 issue, book review

Life verse:
“And now just as you’ve accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, continue to live in obedience to him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, being built strong and vigorous in the truth you’ve been taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.”
- Colossians 2:6-7