Ken and Mary Ann Jolley
Home Church: Boston, ON
Ken was born in Ajax, ON and raised in Boston, ON. His mother led Ken to the Lord at the age of 5. Mary Ann, from Owen Sound, ON accepted Christ when she was 16. During high school, Ken was active in Interschool Christian Fellowship later graduating from OBC (now known as Tyndale College) and York University. In 2011, he completed a Masters degree in theological studies at Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, ON.
While Ken was Youth Director at Willowdale Baptist Church, he met and married Mary Ann, who was working as a RNA in Toronto, ON.
In 1986, Ken and Mary Ann served for six weeks with SWIFT (Student Workers in Fellowship Thrust) in Colombia. After returning from their trip, and praying about the burden that God had given them for overseas ministry, they applied to International Ministries for career service as church planters in Colombia.
In 1989, the missionary team in Colombia was evacuated due to escalating drug wars and the danger their presence represented to the national church community. As a result the decision was made to send a smaller missionary team back to Colombia. The Jolleys were reassigned to Caracas, Venezuela.
As members of the church planting team in Caracas, the Jolleys were active in outreach and evangelism to the middle and upper class in a suburb community called "La Boyera". For the first 15 years the Jolleys were involved in the discipleship of new believers, ministry training, pastoral care and counseling through breakfasts, Bible studies, marriage and family enrichment and special events.
After 25 years of ministry in Caracas, Venezuela, Ken has an ongoing ministry to the Spanish- speaking world from his home base in Pike Bay, Ontario. The ministry focus is upon equipping and mentoring individuals for service in God's Kingdom globally. Ken is also a Head Facilitator and trainer for the Kairos program (www.kairoscourse.org), which educates and mobilizes local churches in global mission. He is involved in Canada and Latin America in overseeing the launch of the program in local churches and the training of course facilitators.
Ken and Mary Ann have two adult children, Andrew (married to Jennifer) and Megan.