Ken Puls at FSW 2016

Ken Puls is a follower of Jesus, husband, father, grandfather, music professor, worship leader, guitarist and songwriter. He and his wife, Celest, have 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 4 grandchildren. Ken is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, where he studied classical guitar and music theory at the Omaha Conservatory of Music (1973 to 1980) with Leonard Mostek. In 1980 he continued his study of music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, receiving a BM (1985) in Music Theory and Composition. He is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received the MM (1990) and PhD (1998) in Church Music Ministry. He and his family live in Cape Coral, Florida.


2016 Ken at Grace Baptist Church

Purpose Statement

"My life purpose is to glorify God
by keeping His Word with diligence,
teaching others with wisdom,
and making music with thankfulness."

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him" (Colossians 3:16–17, ESV).



Ken teaches music theory and classical guitar at Florida Southwestern State College (FSW) at the Lee campus in Fort Myers, Florida. He has also taught at Dallas Baptist University (guitar, church music and intro to fine arts), Baylor University (church music and music theory) and North Central Texas College (guitar). Favorite pastimes include playing guitar, perusing used bookstores, reading good books, and drinking great coffee.


Guitar and Flute Duets at FSW 2019

2019 Pre-concert at Florida Southwestern (FSW)


Ken Puls at FSW 2017

2017 Faculty Recital at Florida Southwestern (FSW)


2017 FSW Guitar Ensemble

2017 Florida Southwestern State College Guitar Ensemble


2014 Edison State College Choir Concert

2014 Edison State College Choir concert


2013 FGCU Concert

2013 Vocal Artistry concert at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)


Ken has composed over 70 hymns and songs, including hymns in Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Founders Press, 2004) and songs and hymns on the albums Upon This Rock (2012) and The Lord Is My Delight (2018). He has also transcribed many songs and hymns for classical guitar, including hymns on the album Cherished Hymns for Guitar (2016).

He has served 3 churches, leading music and worship:


Ken Puls at HBC 2016

2016 Southern Baptist Founders Conference Southwest
at the Heritage Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas


Flute and Classical Guitar

2017 Good Friday Service at Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida


Musicians at Grace

2015 Leading Music at Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida


Founders Conference at FBC Charleston

Leading the singing at the 2014 National Founders Conference
at the First Baptist Church, Charleston, South Carolina


Along with teaching and composing music, Ken also enjoys book publication. Since 2003 he has worked with Founders Press (proofreading, copy editing, typesetting, and design) in the publication of over 40 books.


By His Grace and For His Glory



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