Roanoke Brethren Church names Ken Thompson as its new pastor

Ken Thompson has been named pastor at the Roanoke Brethren Church.

Thompson has served as interim pastor of the church since February of 2012.

A "Meet Our New Pastor" open house will be held at the church on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thompson will serve as a bivocational pastor at the church. He is a teacher with the Huntington County Community School Corporation and currently teaches and coaches at Lincoln Elementary School.

Thompson served in the United States Marine Corps from 1980 to 1986. He entered ministry in January of 1987 in his hometown church in Van Buren.

He was ordained in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1993 and served as pastor of United Brethren churches in Van Buren and Huntington. Since 1998, he has served as interim pastor at several United Brethren and Brethren churches.

Thompson attended Huntington University and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and religion, a Master of Arts in Christian ministry and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. He earned a Master of Science in educational leadership from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Thompson and his wife, Barbara Thompson, are the parents of a son, Michael, who serves as a senior pastor of the Winding Waters Brethren Church, in Elkhart, and have three grandchildren. Mrs. Tho- mpson is assistant to the president at Huntington University.

The Roanoke Brethren Church is located at 415 S. Main St., Roanoke.