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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ken Wayne Qualls  

Pen Name: Ken Qualls

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1951 in Murphysboreo, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.kenquallsjustthinkingoutloud.com
-- Ken Wayne Qualls on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ken+wayne+qualls


Illinois Connection

I was born in Murphysboro, Illinois and my family moved to Centralia, Illinois when I was two years-old. I grew up in Centralia. I gratuated from Centralia High School in 1970. I attended Union Univerisity in Jackson Tennessee and moved back to Illinois. I now reside in Centralia, Illinois. One of my mentors who encouraged me to write was Illinois editor, writer and storyteller Robert J. Hastings.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am an ordained Southern Baptist minister. I have pastored churches in Illinois for thirty-four years. I have also written devotional article for newspapers during this time.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Just thinking out loud /
ISBN: 1607913976. OCLC Number: 1085515234

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"Ken Qualls' Just thinking out loud is a compilation of articles about various aspects of Christian thought and life. It takes a look at our foibles, follies and flaws and gently encourages us to remember that we are ambassadors of the kingdom of God. Sometimes humorous, sometimes serious the author stands firmly on the Word of God and understands the grave responsibility Christians have to rightly interpret it. He strongly believes that we owe it to the world to be equipped to give an intelligent, well-reasoned explanation for the faith we profess" -- Back cover.

Additional Title Information

  • Just Thinking Out Loud

    , Xulon Press, 2009


    Speaking Engagements

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