A Little About Our Pastor and Family
Ken Van Kampen and Carrie Swanson were both born and raised in Oak Lawn, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago. Ken and Carrie were both members of Oak Lawn Christian Reformed Church and attended Southwest Chicago Christian Schools as they grew up. They were married in 1986. Ken was a high school teacher at Chicago Christian High School and Carrie was an Office Manager at Evers Office Supply. Their oldest son, Nathanael, was born in 1995 and their daughter, Avis, was born in 1997.
The Van Kampens moved to Orlando, Florida in 1997, where Ken attended Reformed Theological Seminary, graduating in 2000. While in Orlando they joined Willow Creek Presbyterian Church. A call from Atoka Presbyterian Church was extended in May, 2000. Their youngest son, Jonah, was born in Tipton county in 2001. Nathanael is currently a freshman at the University of Memphis, Avis is a junior at Brighton High School, and Jonah is in 6th grade and homeschooled.