Ken Behr Board member/COO – He is the founder and Executive Director of Faith Dialogue, Inc. a nonprofit faith-based ministry and is a frequent teacher and speaker at conferences and seminars nationwide. He served recently as a Pastor and Executive Director at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens with over 30,000 members. Christ Fellowship is rated as one of the top 11 churches in America. He resides in PBG with his wife Carol. Ken has been married for over 30 years and has spent the last ten years in ministry and is ordained by the Evangelical Church Alliance after a career in business.
Ken previously served as the president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) outside of Washington DC. The ECFA is an accreditation agency that establishes standards for financial accountability, fundraising and board governance, its members include most of the largest and well-known Christian nonprofit ministries in the United States. Prior to coming to Christ Fellowship, he was the Executive Director of Operation (COO) at a large multi-site church in Pittsburgh and served as a Campus Pastor at the LifeChurch campus in Hendersonville, TN. Prior to serving in ministry full-time he had a 23 year career and assignments on three continents for Ford Motor Company ultimately serving as president of the Ford Financial Group in Mexico City. While in Mexico, he held the position of president and general manager of the international subsidiaries of Ford Credit, Primus, Jaguar Credit and Volvo Cars Finance.
At Ford, he had management positions in treasury, finance, systems and marketing, and served on a number of Ford mergers and acquisitions teams, including the acquisition of Jaguar Motors, Associates First Capital and First Nationwide Bank.Pastor Behr received his BS degree in marketing from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, a MBA (Finance) from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL and a Master of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA.
He has served on a number of nonprofit boards and also as an adjunct professor teaching international business, entrepreneurship and finance at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA and at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL