In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Former San Diego Charger, Pastor Miles McPherson Shares His Perspective on Race and How it Has Helped Him Minister to His Diverse Megachurch

April 8, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by former San Diego Charger, author, and pastor Miles McPherson on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss McPherson’s unique perspective on race, how to successfully build a diverse megachurch, and how to be humble and see people in the image of God.

Highlights of McPherson’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

McPherson’s unique perspective on race:

Harrison: “In this episode, we’re going to talk about race and I know a lot of guys just thought, ‘Harrison, you’re doing race again?’, but I believe you have some unique perspectives on race that I think are really going to help change the conversation. You’ve written this awesome book, The Third Option, so tell us about your perspective on the race conversation. What is your take on it that’s completely different from what we’re currently hearing?”

McPherson: “Well, first I will give you my background because it’s important for context and to know the definition of words. I have a white grandmother, half black Chinese grandmother, and two black grandfathers so I grew up in a pretty diverse family. I lived in a black neighborhood, where I was considered too light-skinned and not black enough, and attended school in a white neighborhood where I was called the N-word constantly and in front of teachers.

When I got a chance to enter the discussion and write a book, I wanted to write something that would bring people together, but not deny the reality of race because I had lived it.

I think in our culture, we have a problem that is seen as an ‘us versus them’. In this culture, you have people saying that my truth is better than your truth and that’s the conflict. The division we experience is an ‘us versus them’ mentality. In today’s culture, Defund The Police, Black Lives Matter, etc, whatever side of the issue you’re on, there are people who see it as in order for me to be right, you have to be wrong. So, we continue to argue about who’s right over the other person and everybody has their justification from their experience because we only see things from our perspective. It’s causing major division in the world. I wanted to bring about a third option where we honor what we have in common because we all have more similarities than differences. When we have relationships with people based on things we have in common, if we start there, then we can see our differences as often variations of the same thing. If we begin to focus on wanting to know the other side better, as well as their perspective, we can begin to honor what we have in common. This is the third option.”

Celebrating diversity in McPherson’s megachurch, Rock Church:

Harrison: “You have a multi-racial and multi-ethnic church in San Diego, which is an area that most people don’t realize is a pretty conservative city in a really liberal state. San Diego has its weird dichotomies. What are the things that you’ve learned about the church and running a church in this kind of an area?”

McPherson: “Yes, San Diego is very diverse. Our church has been diverse since day one. First, I think the important thing to know, for pastors who are trying to minister to a diverse community, is that having people in your room that don’t look like you doesn’t automatically translate to you having a diverse ministry.

Second, when you have people in your church coming from all different political places and different socioeconomic places, your job is to unite them and bring them to Christ. God brings together people of different backgrounds and experiences and I think it is necessary for pastors to be aware and respectful no matter a person’s circumstances. We have to remember we are all made in the image of God. Anyone should be able to go to a church where no one looks like them and be welcomed and loved.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Legendary Singer and Actor Pat Boone Shares His Take on the Shocking and Scandalous Performances at the 2021 Grammys

April 1, 2021By PK ManagerNews

“We’ve got to act like we have something to confront the darkness with because we do, it’s Jesus, the Word, and our own morals. Christians have to resist this behavior, take a stand, and not accept this perversion anymore.” – Pat Boone

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by legendary singer, composer, actor, and writer Pat Boone on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss Boone’s rise to fame, his take on the shocking and scandalous performances at the 2021 Grammys, and how Christians can push back on the perversion that is being widely accepted as “culture”.

Highlights of Boone’s interview in the podcast include (edited for clarity):

Harrison: “The recent Grammy Awards stunned me. I knew our country was in bad shape, but when I saw the performance of WAP, I couldn’t comprehend how America had become so depraved and perverse. You’ve been at the top of the entertainment world for so long, when you see something like this, what are your thoughts?”

Boone: “Well, it’s hard. It makes me heartsick. It’s unbelievable. They do these things and the general public goes for it, at the least some put up with it. The producers, and even organizations like the NBA and the NFL, put up with all of these things because they’re trying to appeal to a younger audience. They think to appeal to a younger audience, they’ve got to appeal to the gutter, because that’s what so much of the music is.

We’ve let the culture be so dumbed down and corrupted and now we’re giving awards for this type of performance. Unfortunately, so many of the rappers, some of whom actually are Christian people, come out and they’re doing stuff that’s filled with expletives and filthy words, but when they win an award they say, ‘I want to thank my Lord and Savior’ and they’re wearing a cross. I can almost hear Jesus say, ‘Look, I had nothing to do with that. Don’t thank me for that. I had nothing to do whatsoever.’ I mean, it is such a perverse, corrupt thing and it’s being widely accepted as culture.”

Harrison: “What do we do about it as a culture, and more specifically, what should Christians do about it? At what point do we get involved in culture and start to say enough is enough?”

Boone: “Well, first of all, we should turn off the TV. If we have young people at home, we need to let them know that we are not going to watch filth, they can’t watch it. We can also do things that most people don’t think are effective. For example, we can write letters to sponsors letting them know that we don’t agree with what they are portraying on TV. I have done it myself. The bottom line is we’ve got to be more vocal. We have to resist. We are supposed to write songs about being earthen vessels because we are filled with his spirit and living by his word. We’re earthen vessels and we’re supposed to be light. He specifically says ‘You’re the light of the world.’ It is our job to be this light. We’ve got to act like we have something to confront the darkness with because we do, it’s Jesus, the Word and our own morals. We have to take a stand and act like we’re not going to accept this anymore. And we have the power literally. Our God will work with us and he will give us the power. I know because I’ve done it. I and other entertainers have been able to get certain shows kicked off the air because their sponsors quit on them. For the TV networks, social media, etc. we have to let our voices be heard and we’ve got to speak out because if we don’t it is going to keep burying us.”
“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.
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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

PAT BOONE is a legendary American singer, composer, actor, writer and spokesman. He was a #1 pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold more than 45 million records and had 38 top 40 hits, including 6 number one records, and 13 “million sellers”, or gold records. In addition, Boone appeared in more than 15 Hollywood films. Among his numerous awards and accolades, he has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Along with his Rock ‘n Roll hits, he recorded an abundance of Christian music, and wrote the words to what is considered Israel’s second national anthem, “Exodus.” In 2003, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

In his charitable endeavors, Boone has regularly hosted the Easter Seals Telethon to help raise $600 million for children with disabilities. Together with their son-in-law, Pat and Shirley Boone founded Mercy Corps, one of the top ten Christian humanitarian and relief organizations. Boone continues to support many other ministries, including the Salvation Army, Bible for the World, and the Fellowship of Christians and Jews.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Billy Hallowell Talks Ghosts, Demons, and Exorcisms

March 25, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by journalist, commentator, and digital TV host Billy Hallowell on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss pop culture’s obsession with the demonic, what the Bible says about possession, and why American evangelicals feel uncomfortable confronting the issue of demons, even when the Bible tells us their existence is undeniable.

Highlights of Hallowell’s interview in the podcast include:

What is possession and can a Christian be possessed?

“When we talk about full-on possession, it’s similar to what we see in Hollywood. Now, I’m not going to say that Hollywood accurately depicts it, but it’s like what you see in a movie where a person is completely overtaken in a way where their body is being controlled internally by demons. We see this throughout scripture, especially in the New Testament, when Jesus performs healings on people who have been overtaken, as well as the presence of demons that try to kill people. 

Possession is rare, but it happens. Oppression is more common. It’s when a type of evil is preying on your life in some way—when evil is present in your life. As I did my research, every single person said that a believer cannot be possessed. But, some said a Christian can be oppressed.”

 Breaking down the cultural obsession with the demonic and what it means for the church:

“We know that since the beginning of time, people have claimed to have had demonic experiences and we curiously want to understand it better. There’s a reason Hollywood sells a lot of movies about demonic possession because people are fascinated by it.

It’s fun to be scared and to watch a scary movie about it, but to actually talk it through and then to say if this is real, which we believe it is, what does that mean for culture? What does that mean for our lives? What is the impact of this? These are the important questions that right now the church is trying to figure out what their place is in the chaos. 

I did a survey asking church leaders of all types, not just pastors, if they believe in demons and if demons can impact people and culture. The vast majority of responses said yes. But, when we asked the leaders a follow-up question, is your church and/or leadership talking about this enough, the majority said no. 

This was really interesting to see. I think we have a real responsibility and a real moment to talk about, not to obsess over these issues, but to talk about them in a healthy way and to start those conversations.”

Is the Ouija board a harmless game or is it something more? 

“Not every single person using the Ouija board will walk away with some sort of demonic issue in their life, but a lot of people will walk away with an opening that can lead to having a demonic issue.

As I was researching the history of the Ouija board, I noticed that it changed hands in the beginning once it was created, but there was a guy, William Fuld, who bought the board and he not only bought the rights to the board, he built a factory. Now, the way the story goes is that he built the factory based on the board, telling him to do so. So he makes this new factory and his obituary in 1929, which you can find in The New York Times, talks about his death. He fell from the top of the factory and died. Now, this doesn’t prove anything about the Ouija board, but there are all of these little crumbs of the history of the board that are very bizarre and verifiable. Today, it’s a tool that people are using to try to do the things that we’re told not to do in scripture, so at its very baseline, it’s something that we should avoid.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison. 

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $2 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

What Luis Palau Taught Promise Keepers about Evangelism

March 16, 2021By PK ManagerNews

This article appeared as a column in the Christian Post.

Introduction by Ken Harrison, Chairman of Promise Keepers

On Friday, we received the news that Dr. Luis Palau, celebrated evangelist and longtime friend of Promise Keepers, had passed to his eternal reward. Luis spoke for Promise Keepers in stadiums across the width and breadth of our country. He reminded Promise Keepers that the life of integrity for a Christian man includes a commitment to sharing the Good News of the Gospel with the lost. Today, due in no small measure to his influence, the men of Promise Keepers are praying for a massive revival and transformation in our nation by 2025.

In the 1990s, Promise Keepers published a landmark book, Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper, to explain what it meant to be a Promise Keeper. Of course, Luis Palau wrote the chapter on the Great Commission. His words are as powerful and relevant now as they were then. I’m sharing them in the prayer that together, we’ll recommit to evangelizing our world just as Luis committed to evangelizing the world.

Here, then, are the words of encouragement to the men of Promise Keepers by Luis Palau:

“Lord, I promise to help fulfill the Great Commission in my world for Your glory.

“It’s a gutsy commitment to make, no question about it. It’s not one to make lightly, flippantly or without counting the cost.

“We men should lead the way — in our families, our churches and our communities. I can think of no greater thrill than obeying the Lord in this area of personal involvement in and commitment to evangelism.

“God is calling you to be a Promise Keeper, a man of integrity. You know that. But have you grasped that the Lord is calling you to be a godly man who — as much as anything else — is committed to influencing his family, friends, neighbors, work associates, countrymen, and others around the world for Jesus Christ? Incredible? Idealistic? Impossible? Listen to what the Lord Jesus said:

‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matt. 28:18–20)’

“‘Well, Luis,’ you may say, ‘I agree, the Lord does want us to help fulfill His Great Commission in our generation. It’s just that, um, I suspect He’s thinking more of using you than using me. After all, I certainly don’t have the gift of evangelism.’

“I don’t see anything in the Great Commission about gifting or talent or ability or personality or even opportunity. The Lord is clear: ‘You . . . and you . . . and you, I’m calling all of you men to go, make disciples.’

“It’s not a matter of gift; it’s a matter of heart.

“What I’ve found is that the great “fishers of men” (Matt. 4:19) over the years all have shared 10 distinctives that gave them a tremendous heart for the world. Both Scripture and church history speak to the importance of these distinctives that should shape every Christian man’s heart and life:

 

• Passion for those apart from Christ

• Christ-centered message

• Holiness in every area of life

• Vision to reach the great cities

• Boldness to try new methods

• Willingness to endure criticism

• Commitment to a local church

• Love for the whole body of Christ

• Sacrificial financial giving

• Seriousness about private prayer

• Faithfulness to the end

 

“Sounds like a Promise Keeper, doesn’t it?

“Almost all of us get nervous about witnessing. At least I do, even after all these years. But when we willingly obey the Lord, He uses us.

“Today, before another hour goes by, let’s look to the Lord and say, ‘Yes, I am willing to help fulfill Your Great Commission.’ That’s prerequisite to all else. Unless we’re willing to say yes to the Lord in every area, there’s no use pretending we’re a Promise Keeper in any area of life, wouldn’t you agree?

“Next, let’s begin to take pride in the good news of Jesus Christ. Like the apostle Paul, let’s affirm, ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel.’ Why? ‘Because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes’ (Rom. 1:16).

“It’s sick what pride the world takes in its debauchery and sin. As Promise Keepers, shouldn’t we be all the more proud of the liberating, life-changing gospel of Christ?

“What is the gospel? It’s “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve,” and then to the five hundred” (1 Cor. 15:3–6).

“Are we proud enough to share this good news with others?

“Next, let’s gain a better understanding of those outside Christ. To me, the word that best describes our society today is confusion. According to the latest Gallup polls, an astounding eight out of 10 Americans claim to be Christians. But ask the average American to define what he or she means and you’ll be in for a surprise. Here are some of the most popular myths about what makes someone a Christian:

 

• Being born in America

• Thinking positively

• Living a good life

• Attending church

• Giving to others

• Receiving a sacrament

• Believing in God

• Talking about Jesus

• Praying

• Reading the Bible

 

“Those are all good things, but they’re not good enough! Let’s take God at His Word and not believe everything men tell us. Just because someone says he is a Christian doesn’t mean he’s right.

“Our task is urgent. To finish it, we must have the authority of God that comes from a holy life. Paul told Timothy, ‘God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline’ (2 Tim. 1:7). I like to think of that as holy boldness.

The unfinished task of winning the world to Christ is enormous. Promise Keeper, let’s press on to finish the task set before us.”

 

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ Steve Arterburn Reveals How Porn Damages Marriages, How to Break Porn Addiction and Why Wives Should NOT Remain Silent

March 11, 2021By PK ManagerNews

“Sometimes you have to disturb the peace to make peace. The strategy to keep your husband’s addiction and actions quiet, such as to not reach out for help when he beats you, is a problem. That’s keeping the status quo, and we know that God does not honor peacekeepers; He honors peacemakers.” — Steve Arterburn

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by best-selling author, radio host, and pastor Steve Arterburn on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss how pornography addicts men, how it creates a supernatural bond that leads men to hate their wives, and why women covering for their husbands and concealing their problems makes things worse. In addition, Arterburn shares his own story of the connection between pornography in his own life.

Highlights of Arterburn’s interview (edited for clarity) in the podcast include:

Ken Harrison: “Many men become stuck in the cycle of pornography addiction. It begins at a young age with inappropriate images and grows into a gripping addiction, eroding values, self-esteem, and relationships along the way. How does this affect the relationship between husbands and wives and how does a man begin to find healing?”

Steve Arterburn: “When a guy is bonding with pornography, it takes the place of the bond we experience within sexual relationships in a marriage. For example, there is the presence of oxytocin, a hormone that similarly bonds us to our wives. A bond with pornography is not just an attraction, but rather an attachment. In turn, your wife becomes a threat to this bond, so it becomes confusing why you can’t stand her anymore. In fact, some really develop a hatred toward their wives because of this new supernatural bond they’ve created with porn. This is one of the reasons why you can’t undo this addiction on your own. You don’t have the power. You have to get away from pornography and start the recovery process.

With the help of other people in the power of the Holy Spirit, you will win and be victorious, but you won’t reach this if you continue to try to recover on your own. Join a recovery program that requires humility, honesty, and the support of other men in similar positions.”

Ken Harrison: “After our recent Marriage Summit, we received letters from women with a similar narrative. These women shared that their husbands are respected in the church, but they’ve got a pornography problem. Most of the time, they’re decent guys, but sometimes they’ll fly off the handle and beat them or scream Bible verses at them about submitting because the wives don’t want to engage in the perverse world that their husbands live in. These women ask who will help them and who will do something about their current situation. What would you tell them?”

Steve Arterburn: “Sometimes you have to disturb the peace to make peace. The strategy to keep your husband’s addiction and actions quiet, such as to not reach out for help when he beats you, is a problem. That’s keeping the status quo, and we know that God does not honor peacekeepers; he honors peacemakers. When a woman says, ‘Well, I don’t want to destroy his reputation in the church’ or whatever, then you’re choosing passivity.

You are enabling evil to exist in your home. So, this is why I say we’ve got to deal with you first. We’ve got to either get the courage within ourselves, or we have to bring people around us. With two or three women together, a wife might be able to make the decision. But, keeping it secret and living in your shame and silence will not help end the cycle.

It takes the woman being willing to speak up for any of this to change. You would not only save yourself, but you would save other women who would hear what you did, and then they would step forward and have the courage to no longer let a man under the guise of Christianity, faith or godliness, abuse another woman. Jesus did not abuse women. He honored women. Any man that’s doing anything other than honor his wife has no place in church leadership. They’re not following Christ — they’re following themselves.”

Ken Harrison: “You were a Christian. You were going to a Christian college as a well-respected guy. But, you had a secret habit of looking at pornography, which led you to get a girl pregnant. Horrifyingly, you were instrumental in her having an abortion and you suffer the consequences of that choice. Many need to know that you can be a Christian, have a really big screw-up and still be used incredibly by the Lord. Is there anybody who’s too evil to get saved? What if someone’s listening and they’ve killed somebody, or they’ve been with prostitutes and drugs — are any of those people excluded from being saved?”

Steve Arterburn: “No. I killed someone and I’m absolutely convinced that I’m going to go to heaven. We can mess up, and we can be the worst of the worst, but we can all be saved through repentance and submitting to God. Having worked with Prison Fellowship, I know of the stories of people who committed the most heinous crimes. People on death row have turned their life over to Christ, and they’re experiencing a new kind of life. You are not beyond the grace and mercy of God and Christ. One of the greatest truths in the Bible is that God is rich in mercy. That’s because God is love. He loves you so much that his mercy is there for you and through his Son, you can be saved no matter what you’ve done. He still loves you, just like you would love a child no matter what they did.”

“On the Edge with Ken Harrison” is a weekly podcast featuring fearless, no-holds-barred conversations from a biblical worldview with the leaders, influencers and changemakers behind today’s news. Harrison shines the light of God’s Word on the toughest, timeliest issues relating to current events, faith, family and fatherhood.

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive an encouraging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

Christian Men’s Ministry Promise Keepers Invites Couples to Launch Their Valentine’s Day Weekend by Joining Virtual Couples Session on Feb. 13

February 11, 2021By PK ManagerPromise Keepers Event

Promise Keepers (PK), a ministry focused on helping men live lives of integrity, is hosting a Virtual Couples Session on February 13. This free, fast-paced, practical 90-minute session will feature marital advice and encouragement from past Promise Keeper speakers as well as new faces. Including:

  • Dr. Gary and Barb Rosberg
  • Brian and Melissa Chu
  • Dr. Johnny and Lezlyn Parker (Turn the Page)
  • Corwin and Kim Anthony
  • Dan Seaborn

Special appearances will be made by:

  • Dave and Ann Wilson (FamilyLife)
  • Jonathan Evans
  • Dr. Crawford Loritts
  • Addison Bevere
  • Brad Stine
  • Victor Marx

Wives are welcome and encouraged to join their husbands, as speakers provide insights and skills to build a strong marriage grounded in unity. The couples session is a perfect opportunity for those who are married and for those who intend to marry.

Ken Harrison, CEO of Promise Keepers, said, “The Promise Keepers Couples Session is the perfect way to kick off an unforgettable Valentine’s Day weekend. So buy a box of chocolates for your wife and invite her to watch with you!”

The Promise Keepers Virtual Couples Session starts on February 13 at 9 AM (Pacific) | 10 AM (Mountain) | 11 AM (Central) | 12 PM (Eastern). The Couples Session is free, and you can register at: https://promisekeepers.org/marriage/

The Couples Session will also be available on-demand after the event at Youtube.com/PromiseKeepers and Facebook.com/PromiseKeepers

For more information about PK’s Couples Session or to interview any of the speakers, contact Ashton Compton at Press@theKcompany.co

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ James Robison Shares His Story of Overcoming Fatherlessness and How He Became a Sought-after Televangelist Who Shares God’s Vision for His Church

February 11, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by powerhouse evangelist James Robison on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss Robison’s story of overcoming fatherlessness, the religious and political divide among Christians, and how the divide can be unified through the people’s embrace of Biblical principles, not political candidates or parties.

Highlights of Robison’s interview in the podcast include:

“I think one of the things that we all agree on is that fatherlessness is one of the things that’s driving today’s dismissal of Biblical principles. You kind of have the ultimate fatherlessness story. You were conceived in rape and you almost shot your dad, at 12 years old, with your new hunting rifle when he came back to exploit your mother. Tell us how you became the guy who’s selling out football stadiums and having 60,000 people come to watch you as a very young man. How do you go from no dad to being so useful in the kingdom of God?”

“I was living with a pastor and his wife when God called me to preach. They certainly made beautiful deposits in my life. I think somehow God had a plan for me from the time I was born. My father, God, really did adopt me and I began to get to know him. As I did, I got to know his heart and I began to share it effectively. If you’ve seen ‘God’s Not Dead’, I had that same effect in two different universities. I was a freshman speaking to the whole student body – it had never happened before. I mean, God just used somebody who fell in love with Jesus and loved the people he died for. I understood the heart of our father. God blesses everything that we do because as imperfect as I might have been and we all are, what I really wanted was his will.”

“How do Christians take leadership, when a lot of us feel like there are two sides? There’s division among us – the Christians who voted for President Joe Biden and the other side who voted for Donald Trump. As we see the current administration opening the doors for abortion, transgenderdism, and homosexuality – how do we, as Christians, behave?”

“We know that if people are defending something that is totally against freedom, against God’s word, and against principles, that we know aren’t only biblically, but historically confirmed, that the violation of these principles brings consequences that are undeniable and so often catastrophic. So, we keep pointing to the importance of this principle. You don’t make fun of somebody who says have same-sex attraction. You don’t make fun of somebody who can’t seem to control their appetite. You don’t make fun of somebody that has a battle with lust. You don’t make fun of people who are weak or defeated. You keep trying to show them, here’s what God says is best. Here’s what God chose as right. You’re never going to help a person overcome an out of control appetite or gluttony by making fun of them. You’ve got to be their best friend because they’re not necessarily evil – something has a grip on them. Everybody is distracted by evil. Nearly everyone is too often defeated by evil, but not everyone is dedicated and sold out to evil. Once you get deceived to the point that you buy the lie and begin to promote the lie, you are then changing God’s truth into a lie. You will redefine gender. You will redefine marriage. You will redefine sex. You will redefine the basic moral practices.”

What does unity in our church and, consequently, our nation look like when Biblical principles are at the forefront and not political candidates or parties?

“I don’t endorse candidates, parties or any particular person’s point of view. I endorse the principles that are confirmed historically and that are 100% in line with biblical truth. The church is the only influence on this earth that can lead all these people who really want the best… If the church will stand up suited up in Jesus, every member will come together in supernatural unity. His glory, his grace, his mercy, his power, and his principles will not fail us when they are in place, including the forgiveness that he freely offers, the restoration he offers, and the direction he offers. He will open our blind eyes and give us vision and clarity to his fruitfulness and blessings beyond measure. Then we will become the shining city on a hill that’s impossible to hide and I’m telling you, that’s the invitation he’s giving us today.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on AppleSpotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Since entering public ministry in the 1960s, James Robison has spoken to more than 20 million people in several hundred city-wide evangelistic outreaches and has personally inspired religious, political and social leaders across five decades.

He is the founder and president of LIFE Outreach International, a Christian, faith-based organization committed to expressing God’s love in both word and deed through television ministry, evangelistic outreaches, LIFE Centers, feeding programs, water well drilling, disaster relief and other mission projects. He co-hosts the daily television program LIFE Today with his wife, Betty. He also serves as the founder and publisher of The Stream, a website launched in January 2015 that contains breaking news, commentary, inspiration and cultural analysis for people of faith.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

In ‘On the Edge with Ken Harrison,’ The Real-Life Indiana Jones, Bob Cornuke, Shares His Adventures of Biblical Archaeology and The Upcoming Hollywood Film That Portrays His Life

February 4, 2021By PK ManagerNews

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ken Harrison is joined by Biblical investigator, international explorer, and bestselling author Bob Cornuke on the latest episode of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison.” Together they discuss different interpretations of Biblical word, Cornuke’s daughter’s diagnosis of Lyme’s disease, and the power behind showing an absent father mercy.

Highlights of Cornuke’s interview in the podcast include:

His daughter, Shannon, was diagnosed with Lyme’s disease after a tick bite in Louisiana.
“My daughter, Shannon, spoke at a church where we had to literally carry her up on stage and she said, ‘I wouldn’t give this up for the world’ and the whole place got quiet. She said, ‘I wouldn’t get rid of this disease for the world because people are calling me and writing to me, and now I’m a witness for them.’ There was a girl that was going to commit suicide, but Shannon talked to her and now she is seeking treatment. She’s going through the treatment with the sick and getting healed because there is hope for those that have Lyme disease. There’s a power of prayer. And there’s also the power of wisdom that God has given people to use their talents and in a great way.”
“My daughter said, ‘If I didn’t have this illness, I wouldn’t have this witness.’ We have to look at things through the right lens of God. Sometimes he puts us through these horrible things so that we can be a witness for him in a more powerful way. My daughter had the wisdom to see that. And there’s a difference between wisdom and knowledge because knowledge is in Matthew 11:25, it says, ‘Oh, father, lord of Heaven on Earth, thank you for hiding the truth for those who think themselves wise and clever and for revealing to the childlike.’ Not the childish, childish is nonsensical. Childlike is when we have total faith, like the faith that your father is going to catch you when you jump off the bunk bed. You just jump. That’s a childlike faith. We need to have a childlike faith in God that whatever happens, for example, whoever gets COVID-19, whoever gets this sickness (Lyme’s disease), or any other thing that happens to them, God has a plan and a purpose – that’s wisdom.”

Cornuke forgave his abusive and absent father, as God forgives us for our wrongdoings.

“I was talking to my dad in the hospital when the doctor said he had two to six months to live from his cancer. He turned white as a ghost, and he asked me why I look for Noah’s Ark and why I study the Bible. Growing up, every other word from my father was a swear word. I have scars on my body and my heart from him getting drunk and smacking me around. I said to him, ‘Dad, you’re either on the ark or off the ark. God tells us we’re either in or out, we’re with him or against him.’ He told me, ‘I’ve had such a bad life. I can’t. I can’t even think about asking God to do that with me. I’m so ashamed of my life.’”

“I said, ‘Dad, we’re all we’re all filthy.’ You know, Ken, if you knew what God knew about me, you wouldn’t have me here in front of this microphone and if I knew what God knew about you, I wouldn’t have come here. We’re all sinners. My dad grabbed my hand and he cried out, ‘Jesus, Jesus’ and he begged for forgiveness. I started crying because of all the scars on my body and my heart and I said, ‘I’ve got to forgive this guy, who am I that Jesus died?’ So he accepts Christ and I have this forgiveness moment with him. And my brother comes and says, ‘What’s going on?’ and I said, ‘Dad just accepted Christ.’ My dad’s face changed with all the tears. He had lines from cigarettes and drinking and they all just went away. His whole face changed. He was born again. The Bible says at that moment that you see Christ in your heart, you’re born again, and you’re on the ark. Then that next night I came home and the phone rang. It was my mother and she said ‘They just put a sheet over your father’s face, he’s dead.’ And I had the biggest smile on my face. Not because he was dead, but because he was alive, he was with Christ for all eternity.”

On differing interpretations of Biblical word:

“There are a lot of people that have differing agendas of the Bible. For instance, scholarship rests on three legs. Scholars want to be published. They want to have prestige and they want to be promoted. If you take any one of those legs, their stool will fall over. In Oregon, there are university professors there that if they say there was a flood, as the Bible tells us, they’re not going to get promoted, they’re not going to get published, and they’re not going to get prestige because 99% or 98% of all scholastic people claim to have a non-Christian fundamental viewpoint. Maybe it’s 96% or so, but it’s a high amount that are secular. So their careers are pretty much over if they start espousing that. Even Christian people teaching in Christian universities today are waffling on scripture being true from start to finish, which I believe it is. I believe the Bible is prophetically, contextually, and historically accurate. I think the Bible is God’s revelation of himself – to man God’s the author. Salvation is the truth without any mixture of errors. I believe the Bible is the supreme standard by which we live. It’s the gold standard in history, the sole source of truth. I’ve never found anything in all my archaeological searches that says the Bible counters this narrative. But, we have to remember to take the narrative with the intent of it’s authors. Over history, there have been individuals who let their agendas dictate what the Bible says.”

The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on Apple, Spotify, and YouTube. Podcast listeners can also receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Bob Cornuke is a former FBI trained police investigator and SWAT team member. He is best known as a Biblical investigator, international explorer, and bestselling author. He has participated in over seventy international expeditions searching the world for lost locations described in the Bible. Cornuke has appeared on the CBS television special Ancient Secrets of the Bible, NBC’s Dateline, MSNBC, Fox, ABC, History Channel, Good Morning America, CNN, Travel Channel, National Geographic, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Cornuke serves as a special advisor to the National Council on Bible Curriculum for Public Schools, adjunct professor for Louisiana Baptist University, and sits on the Academic Advisory Board for the Koinonia Institute. Cornuke was recommended to be the next US Ambassador to Ethiopia by Dr. Ben Carson. Additionally, he has conducted Bible studies at the White House under Geroge W. Bush.

Cornuke earned his Ph.D. in Bible and Theology from Louisiana Baptist University and is currently president of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration Institute located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

MEDIA NOTE: Please email Press@theKcompany.co to schedule an interview with WaterStone CEO Ken Harrison.

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KEN HARRISON is the host of “On the Edge with Ken Harrison,” a podcast building godly people for a better tomorrow. The podcast, available in both audio and video form, can be found on YouTube and your favorite podcast platform, including Apple and Spotify. The podcast also offers listeners the opportunity to receive a challenging weekly devotional that will inspire them to put their faith into action.

Harrison serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation whose clients donate over $1 million per week on average to build God’s Kingdom. For nearly 40 years, Waterstone has assisted givers in supporting their favorite charities by crafting customized, innovative giving solutions that empower donors to prioritize income, minimize taxes and optimize giving.

Ken started his career as an LAPD street cop in South Central and then spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to the second-largest commercial real estate company in the world while continuing as CEO of U.S. valuation and chair of international valuation.

Ken volunteers his time as the chairman of Promise Keepers. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be bold, humble and ambitious about their faith.

Ken has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 29 years and they have three children.

Harrison’s newest book, The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man, is available wherever books are sold.

Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit Combines Expert Insights with App-Based Community to Build Strong Marriages in Stressful Times

February 4, 2021By PK ManagerNews, Promise Keepers Event

The completely free two-hour online Marriage Summit is just the beginning. Through the free Promise Keepers App, men can take daily steps to build a better marriage.

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on marriages in America—but pundits can’t agree on what that effect is. As W. Bradford Wilcox noted in “The Good and Bad News about Marriage in the Time of COVID, “The popular takes on marriage in the time of COVID-19 run all over the map. COVID-19 is straining American families. No, maybe it’s making them stronger. Divorce rates in America are soaring, says the Daily Mail, while The New York Post says, no, divorce rates are falling.”

Couples are stressed out, and while some are seeking divorce, others are experiencing, in the words of the American Family Survey, increased appreciation of their spouses and deepened commitment to their marriages. The Promise Keepers (PK) Virtual Men’s Marriage Summit is designed to provide men with the insight, encouragement, and skills they need, whether to build a stronger, more satisfying marriage, or revive a marriage that is stagnating or even in trouble.
The fourth promise of a Promise Keeper is a commitment to build strong marriages and families through love, protection, and biblical values. With this in mind, PK has created a 3-Week Marriage Challenge which uses free the Promise Keepers app to help men take practical daily steps to build the skills of a strong marriage. Any man, anywhere, at any time, can join the challenge through the app.
Ken Harrison, chairman of PK, observed:

“PK is known for assembling amazing communicators to inspire and motivate men to be godly husbands. But just as there is more to becoming a good pilot than watching an inspiring video on an F-22 Raptor, there is more to becoming a good husband than being inspired by an encouraging talk. Anything important takes will and skill. Marriage is no different.

 

“That’s why I’m excited about PK’s new 3-Week Challenge in the free Promise Keepers app. First, men are made for action, and the 3-Week Challenge gives men something to do every day to build not only knowledge, but skill through practice. Second, men are made for community, and through the app, men can encourage each other along the way.”

 

The challenge includes:

  • Daily scriptures, activities and weekly challenges including leaderboards and gamification
  • Additional resources, videos, and practical application from marriage experts
  • Small, virtual groups of fellow men with discussion-based forums
  • 21 Day Prayer Guide

Here’s what men are saying about the 3-Week Marriage Challenge:

  • “Loving Day 1 – Challenge accepted!”
  • “My wife needed me during painful times. I wasn’t there for her. Didn’t realize until today through Rick Burgess’ story how lonely and scared she must have been.”
  • “Day 3 – Wow this is a toe stepping article. So true. I need to be better about this.”
  • “This is so good. Just what I needed.”
  • “Wish I had heard this a long time ago!”
  • On Day 6: “Small things add up to big successes!”

The 3-Week Marriage Challenge was designed as a follow-up to the PK Virtual Marriage Summit, a free, fast-paced two-hour experience designed to provide information and inspiration just for men. It’s available on demand on Facebook and YouTube.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Gary Chapman, counselor and author of The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, which has been a New York Times bestseller for 10 years running.
  • John Bevere, co-founder of Messenger International and bestselling author. Over 40 million copies of his resources have been given away worldwide.
  • Jimmy Evans, founder and CEO of MarriageToday, a ministry devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages and families. He and his wife, Karen, co-host MarriageToday, a nationally syndicated television program.
  • Al Robertson, entrepreneur featured with father, Phil, on “Duck Dynasty.” Married for over 30 years, his is the story of rescued love in the face of an impending divorce.
  • Dr. Gary Rosberg, co-founder of America’s Family Coaches and bestselling author with wife Barb of multiple books on marriage and family with nearly 1 million in print.
  • Rick Burgess, co-host of “The Rick and Bubba Show,” bestselling author, co-founder with wife Sherri of Burgess Ministries and founder of “The Man Church”
  • Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), author of From Survive to Thrive and Promise Keepers board member
  • Crawford Loritts, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, board member for CRU, Family Life, and Chick-fil-A Inc, and author of Your Marriage Today…And Tomorrow
  • Jerrad Lopes, pastor and the founder of DadTired.com, a non-profit ministry focused on pointing men toward Jesus. He hosts the weekly “Dad Tired Podcast.”
  • Brad Stine, Christian stand-up comedian, actor, and writer known as “God’s Comic”
  • Victor Marx, sexual assault survivor and high risk humanitarian with successful missions to Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Southeast Asia helping orphans and widows
  • Dan Seaborn, founder of Winning At Home, Inc. and leader for the Marriage & Family Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Tim Ross, pastor of Embassy City Church and author of Upset the World, which shows how kindness and friendliness can break down barriers and build relationships.
  • Jonathan Evans, serves with his father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. He is the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.
  • Sen. James Lankford, United States Senator serving Oklahoma, chairman of Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee, and Promise Keepers board member.
  • Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, host of the “On the Edge” podcast and author of Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man

 

Themes include:

  • How to reconnect with your partner
  • How to resolve conflict
  • Positive communication
  • Sex and romance
  • Emotional intimacy
  • The power of praying for your marriage and spouse
  • Sexual integrity

 

To schedule interviews with Ken Harrison or any of the speakers, contact Ashton Compton at 714-457-6489.