and Stars to Steer By
Michael A. King, Telford, Pennsylvania,
is pastor, Spring Mount (PA) Mennonite Church (1997-). He
is owner of Pandora Press U.S., which publishes
Anabaptist-Mennonite books in coordination with Pandora
Press, Kitchener, Ontario as well as with Herald Press,
Scottdale, PA, where he was book editor 1989-1997. He
also owns InterLink Communication Services.
King was part-time associate pastor
(1989-1993), Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, PA;
part-time interim pastor (1994), Zion Mennonite Church,
Souderton, PA; and pastor (1982-1989), Germantown
Mennonite Church, Philadelphia. During much of that time
he also worked in home repairs. He was pastoral intern at
Diamond Street Mennonite Church, Philadelphia
He is author of Trackless Wastes
and Stars to Steer By: Christian Identity in a Homeless
Age (Herald Press, 1990), of Fractured Dance:
Gadamer and Mennonite Conversations On Homosexuality
(a forthcoming volume in the C. Henry Smith series to be
published by Pandora Press U.S.), and of numerous
published articles in a wide variety of magazines and
journals, including Christian Century and Christian
Ministry, and monthly columns in Christian
Living (1989-1997). He is co-author, with Ronald J.
Sider, of Preaching about Life in a Threatening World
King holds a Ph.D. (1998) in rhetoric
and communication from Temple University, Philadelphia;
an M.Div. (1982) from Eastern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Philadelphia; and a B.A. (1976) in Bible and
philosophy (plus social work track) from Eastern
Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, VA.
He served the Franconia Conference
(Mennonite Church) Leadership Commission 1985-1991 and is
now a member of the Franconia Conference Faith and Life
Advisory Council (2000-). He is chair of Haverim, an EMU
alumni group supporting the EMU Bible and Religion
Department, and has been a committee member since 1996.
He is also a member of the Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Preaching Institute steering committee (1999-).
The oldest of nine children, King was
born in 1954 in Sellersville, PA, but soon taken to Cuba
by his missionary parents, Aaron and Betty King. He lived
in Cuba until age five, then in Mexico (where he attended
high school by correspondence) until age seventeen.
Michael is married to Joan Kenerson
King, of Olean, NY, who is on staff as ministry associate
at Salford Mennonite Church; a family therapist with
offices in Paoli and Telford, PA; and a registered nurse
who serves as consultant in various areas of public
health policy. Michael and Joan have individually and
jointly served as speakers and resource persons in many
settings. They are parents of Kristy (b. 1981), Katie
(1984), Rachael (1988) and share homemaking.
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