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Ken Wayne Qualls

Born: 1951 in Murphysboreo, Illinois
Pen Name: Ken Qualls

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Ken Wayne Qualls on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Just thinking out loud /
ISBN: 1607913976 OCLC: 1085515234

"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.