Pastor Ken Baugh - Bio

Here is a little bit about me. Hopefully this information will be helpful and give you confidence that you are in good hands theologically.

Pastoral Experience

Founder/CEO -The Institute for Discipleship Training - Laguna Niguel, CA
In 2014 I founded the Institute for Discipleship Training as a practical way of living out the Great Commission. 

Senior Pastor - Coast Hill Community Church, Aliso Viejo, CA   2004-2014 -Following the founding pastor, I led the church into a relational discipleship model of ministry that equipped the body to “Make Disciples who Love Jesus, Serve others, and Share the Story, together.” The goal was to live out the Great Commission, motivated by the Great Commandment in the local community and around the world for the glory of God. 

Associate Senior Pastor - McLean Bible Church, Vienna, VA  1994-2004

McLean Bible Church is a multi-site, 25,000-member church in Vienna, VA outside of Washington DC. During my tenure at the church I started Frontline, a ministry targeting young adults in the greater Washington DC, metro area. Frontline grew to over 3,000 young adults and became one of the largest young adult ministries in America. In addition to my pastoral responsibilities to the Frontline congregation and 22 staff, I served as the Associate Senior Pastor alongside Dr. Lon Solomon and carried out a variety of church wide pastoral and leadership responsibilities.

College Pastor - Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA  1992-1994

I served as Saddleback’s first college pastor and was a part of the weekend preaching team.


Bachelor of Arts: Christian Education 
Biola University, La Mirada, CA                                                   Graduated: 1989

Master of Divinity - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 
Deerfield, IL                                                                                 Graduated: 1992

Doctor of Ministry - Talbot School of Theology                     
La Mirada, CA                                                                              
Graduated: 2016



Getting Real: An Interactive Guide to Relational Ministry 
Ken Baugh & Rich Hurst - David C. Cook, 2000

The Quest for Christ: Discipling Today’s Young Adults
Ken Baugh & Rich Hurst - Group Publishing, 2002

The “Big Idea” in Warren Wiersbe’s “Be” Series 
(OT 27 Vols & NT 23 Vols) - David C. Cook, 2008-10

Ken’s Personal Testimony

This is my personal story of how God reached down and saved me from a life as a prodigal. I know full well the pain and relational collateral damage that comes as a result sin and moral compromise. And yet, God who is rich in mercy always forgives the repentant sinner. I am truly a trophy of God's grace!

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