Some Kind Words, Testimonials and Endorsements:
I run a medium sized business. I have to say, Ken has truly created positive change not only within me as the President and Leader but throughout our organization. His work clarifying our company’s culture and directly with me in developing me as a better leader is creating tremendous value that will translate into a stronger bottom line. More importantly he is helping our company positively enhance the lives of our team members and of our customers.
Lee’s Pottery Inc.
“Ken McGarity’s coaching ignites, fuels, and challenges leaders to think with intention. I personally felt Ken’s coaching was more than a business agreement, it was a friendship and intentional support system. Ken’s coaching encouraged me during a very fragile time, and challenged me to sharpen my ability to think intentionally. I highly recommend Ken’s coaching and consulting to anyone who needs the extra push, encouragement, strategy, and accountability. His gift is one of a kind.”
Ken is a friend and co-laborer in the gospel ministry. He has a passion for ministry and seeing others be successful in ministry. He is a wise counselor and faithful friend to pastors and church planters. I recommend him highly.
Ken and I recently worked together in a fast growing church plant. With his help we were able to implement a new ministry dashboard and an effective spiritual growth process that included; spiritual decisions, assimilation, small groups, and volunteer systems. I don’t know what I would have done without him. If you need to close the backdoor…call him now!
I got to know Ken about [2 years] ago and was immediately impressed with his servant attitude and Kingdom mindset. He has come along side LAUNCH Network and has been a valuable asset in helping not only assess church planters but also work with them to develop customized growth plans that are helping them develop as spiritual leaders. He has been a huge help to our organization.
Chief Launch Officer
I have had the privilege of working side-by-side with Ken McGarity on projects of importance related to ministry and church planting. In those close quarters I have been able to see his strong character and kind personality. It was obvious from the beginning that he strives to please God by serving the real needs of others. He’s been a tremendous help to me as I am sure he would be to you.
Church Planter Mobilization
North American Mission Board (SBC)
Ken has a passion for the local church. I have seen God use that passion in a very powerful way with our staff and leadership at Elevate Christian Church. We were able to move from a church that wanted to do great things for God into a church that is doing great things for God.
Elevate Christian Church
“I’ve spent a lot of time with Ken McGarity and have experienced his thought provoking and powerful coaching style and I am better for having done so. If you desire to go to the next level in your life – I challenge and encourage you to do the same.”
In the months that I have had the privilege of working with Ken he has not just been my coach, but he has become a close friend. I look forward to my time each week that I get to spend with him because I know that I will be challenged to become a better pastor and leader. Since we have partnered with Ken we have seen our weekly attendance double and have experienced an increased number of volunteers. Ken’s wisdom and his genuine care of my personal life and my ministry is invaluable.
During the time that Ken and I have been partnering together I have sensed a tremendous refocusing within myself and he has helped me bring more clarity to my leadership and the ministry of our church. He has enabled me to make very slight adjustments which are paying great dividends in efficiency and a more powerful impact for God’s kingdom work. I believe that growing God’s kingdom is at the heart of all he desires to do for local churches and Christian leaders and that has shown through. I can sense and see that God is using him in my life, and by extension the life of our church, to help change people for Christ by changing the way I lead others. I cannot thank him enough.
North View Baptist Church
I would highly recommend that anyone who is either currently in a ministry position, or is seeking a ministry position, meet with a Leadership Coach regularly for emotional and spiritual health. I started meeting with Ken several months ago and I cannot say enough about his willingness to help and his attention to detail. During our sessions he has helped me to overcome obstacles, become a more engaging communicator, and a better problem solver as a leader in ministry. He was also there to push and challenge me to grow in my faith and as a leader. If you or someone you know is considering hiring a Leadership Coach to partner with I strongly recommend that you give Ken a call. You will be glad you did!
LifePoint Church – Albertville
Ken McGarity was introduced to my life during a critical point. I was in the boat and knew that as a matter of obedience to the tugging of the Spirit that I needed to join Jesus out on the raging seas…I needed to fix my eyes on Him and begin walking on water. In faith I committed to 6 months of coaching sessions with Ken, which was priceless. Ken patiently walked alongside me as I sought clarity about what good works God specifically desired for me to do. Ken probed when required, provided accountability, assisted me with goal setting, challenged me and prayed for me as I ventured out of the boat. He affirmed the giftings and talents deposited in me and began preparing me for new frontiers concerning ministry and leadership through offering invaluable tools and sometimes even insight. Ken’s ability to move aside for the Spirit to work is admirable and was most definitely seen in His ability to assist with strategic planning. I have come to respect and honour how Ken McGarity utilizes his talents and gifts to build the Kingdom of God and I’m certain that he is able to partner with ministry leaders so effectively, because he too is a “water walker!”
Ken is a valuable asset to your ministry. If you’re just starting out in a ministry He gets you out of the gate on the right foot. If you’re in an established ministry, Ken will help you straighten your stride out and improve what you’re already doing.
Capital City Christian Church
The time spent with Ken was very beneficial to me. He took the time to listen and provide valuable imput about our ministry and ministry systems. He also was able to help me and the Church in areas where we were weak in, whether that was in our systems or technology. He will be a great partner and friend for any ministry.
Former Lead Pastor
Life Point Church
Ken has a God given gift and wisdom to take a look in from the outside and “Understand” what is functioning and what is causing you to spin your wheels. Keep your pen and paper handy because you will not want to miss the inevitable “Write it Down Moment” when Ken swings his bat and hits it out of the park!
GracePoint Church – Paulding
I have known Ken for a little over a year now and I can confidently say that he is a well qualified leader and gifted strategist. Ken has sat in on a number of our staff meetings and has contributed some excellent ideas as well as made some keen observation about our ministry and staff. I have also gotten to know Ken and his family personally and I know from firsthand experience that he is a man of God and a loving father and husband. I would recommend Ken to any church needing strategic coaching and consulting.
Director of Groups Ministry
West Ridge Church
West Paulding Campus
Ken McGarity has not only been a good friend through the years but someone who I frequently seek out when I need advice with my ministry as well as my personal life. Even though I’ve had over 20 years of experience in ministry I still trust Ken to give me some fresh perspective. Sometimes I’m so close to the forest that I can’t see the trees. Ken’s approach is based not only on his vast knowledge and experience in ministry but I can trust that his advice, guidance and accountability are truly lead of the Holy Spirit. He is certainly using the gifts that God has given him to come along side to coach me in areas that help me to minister more effectively. I cherish his Godly leadership and wisdom.
East Paulding High School
First Priority Ministries
Ken was a great asset to our church. He helped us to come up with personalized assimilation processes for our church and to come up with systems for data tracking that were personalized to our current and future needs. He has a unique way of seeing the big picture and making sense out of difficult processes.
Former Growth Ministries Lead
New Season Church
Church planting is the X-factor of ministry. Frankly, I wasn’t prepared for it to the extent I thought I was. Enter Ken McGarity. During a time period where our church could have flourished or closed the doors, Ken was the difference. HIs wisdom, insight, and encouragement helped us to turn the corner and impact our community. Without hesitation, I can assure you Ken’s Coaching would benefit any organizations leadership.
North Glencoe Baptist Church
It was so helpful to have Ken McGarity serve with the spiritual formation team at our local church. From developing church ministry systems to actively engaging in system action steps, I learned a lot about making ideas happen.
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