Kenneth L. Birks


Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and is a pastor and elder at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functions as a Bible teacher. Ken has been a part of The Rock since its inception in 1997. Prior to coming to The Rock, Ken was the Senior Pastor of Golden Valley Christian Center, a non-denominational, Spirit-filled church, for twelve years.

Ken’s primary gift is in the area of teaching. He teaches the word of God with passion and balance with a prophetic slant. He has an intense desire to impart a genuine love and appreciation for God’s Word. 

Ken is now semi-retired and does wedding officiating on the side; and has recently begun writing. The "Adventures of Space and Hobo" is his first book. This book tells the story of Ken’s vagabond life after Vietnam while exploring the on-the-ground confusion and chaos of the Vietnam War and its effects on a generation, and those who served. He is now working on a second book that is more theological in nature that focuses on the practicalities of what it means to be a Christian and how we discover the fullness of all that God intended for us.

Ken also has an internet ministry of “Sowing Seeds of Faith” located at His website reaches over 2000 unique visitors a day with Bible studies, sermon outlines, audio sermons and podcasts that is a resource to pastors which also helps to equip saints for the work of the ministry.

Ken has been married to his wife, Lydia for 36 plus years and have two adult children, and three grandchildren, and consider them their highest calling, along with the many teens and children whom they have been foster or surrogate parents to over the past 25 years.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing off and on since 1984, when I began preaching on a weekly basis. For the last three years I've been writing daily devotions on my Facebook page - Sowing Seeds of Faith. About two years ago I sat down and began to write my life story, which is the book, "The Adventures is Space and Hobo." I realized then that I really enjoy writing. I have now begun my second book, which is more theological in nature.
What's the story behind your latest book?
When I came home from Vietnam, I was very confused about my life, so I just put a pack on my back and hit the road looking for answers. This book is about that journey.
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Where to find Kenneth L. Birks online

Where to buy in print


Testimony Featuring Introduction to The Adventures of Space and Hobo
Ken's personal testimony of being a hippie, train hopper who traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada via freight trains and hitchhiking before giving his life to the Lord. You can order the book that features his in-depth testimony at It's called "The Adventures of Space and Hobo."


The Journey: Discovering the Invisible Path
You set the price! Words: 78,410. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
The goal of this book is to give you, as a Christian, a glimpse into the path God has purposed for your life and to help you seize your destiny and purpose. In doing so, you will be able to live the role created for you. Whether just starting your journey, anywhere in the middle, or have become detoured, this book will help you discover the invisible path that leads to experiencing Kingdom within.
The Adventures of Space and Hobo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
the Adventures of Space and Hobo is the story of two Vietnam Vets who took up the hippie lifestyle by allowing fate to be their guide while navigating through the spiritual maze of the 1970s. They hopped freight trains and hitchhiked from one city to another while using their wits and street knowledge as they traveled as vagabonds looking for the next free ride to nowhere in particular.

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