Bi-Vo Ministry podcast

Welcome to the biVo Ministry Podcast page. My goal is to bring a unique perspective on how other BiVocational Ministers serve Christ while still holding down other income sources.

My Story

Hey there!  My name is Ken MacMillen and I am a BiVocational Minister.  I currently work as a pastor for two Methodist Churches New Bedford Massachusets and work a full-time job as an Entepreneur doing Website design, podcasting and Internet marketing for small businesses.  I keep very busy!  I have been married for 20 years and have two wonderful kids.  My story goes like this…  For years I worked as a Co-Owner of an Electrical-Mechainical automation company where we specialzed in automation and robotics for Manufacteres.  My brother and I started the business way back in the mid 90’s… Wow, how time flys by!  We have a good go at it for many years… BUT!  You know, there is always a “but” somewhere in life…   I found myself working an absolute ton of hours in my business and found that I didn’t have time for family, church and fun.  even though I loved what I did for a living I was in the so called rat race of life.  

My Conversion 

 I became a beliver in Chirst in the early 90’s while in collage and working a second job at night to survive.  My boss at the time was a part-time pastor for a local church and he and I had many many conversations about faith and salvation.  A few months after I started to work that second job I put me faith in Jesus.  Thanks to the persistancey of my boss being patient with me to asked all my crazy questions.   It was that glorious appointment with the Lord while in the break room of the company with my boss/pastor that I gave my life over to the Lord.   He gave me his bible (a small pocket size red leather bound bible that I still cherish till this day) and my journey began.

So why start a Podcast? 

 Why start a Podcast called BiVo-Ministry?  Well that seems to me to a simple answer… When I got into the ministry I was ill equipped (even with Schooling) to handle all the facets of ministry.  Years have gone by since my first crack at teaching a bible study, Sunday school and now a pastor is two churches and I am still learning.  Hank Hannagraph (Host of The Bible Answer-man radio show) once said that “If your on the cutting edge of evangelism, you’ll be driving into education”.  How true!  This is why I started this podcast.  To seek out answers to the many questions that part time local pastors have so that they can be as effective for the Gospel as possible.   What you’ll be hearing on this Podcast is a wide variety of interviews with the folks like you and I in their ministry setting.  The topics that you’ll be hearing about will range from evangelism, liturgy, worship, church growth, finance, mental and physical health issues, and many more to come.  As always, I want your input so if there are topics that you want to hear about let me know and I’ll make it happen.  

Welcome aboard the BiVo Ministry Podcast!!!        

Start Listening

Ep #1 - BiVo Ministry Podcast

by Ken MacMillen

Episode #1 BiVo Ministry Podcast a brief introduction 

In this Episod Pastor Nate talks about church growth, the untimly death of his daughter and the effects it had on his ministry.   His church rallied behind him and his family and truley showed what a group of Jesus followers can do in the face of tragidy  

Ep #2 - BiVo Ministry Podcast

by Ken MacMillen

Episode #2 BiVo Ministry Podcast Interview with Nate Hall – 4C Pastor of Pacific Union Congregational Church  

In this Episod Pastor Nate talks about church growth, the untimly death of his daughter and the effects it had on his ministry.   His church rallied behind him and his family and truley showed what a group of Jesus followers can do in the face of tragidy  

Ep #3 - BiVo Ministry Podcast

by Ken MacMillen

Episode #3 BiVo Ministry Podcast Interview with Ginny Duran – Wareham Methodist Church

In this Episod Pastor Nate talks about church growth, the untimly death of his daughter and the effects it had on his ministry.   His church rallied behind him and his family and truley showed what a group of Jesus followers can do in the face of tragidy  

Ep #4 - BiVo Ministry Podcast

by Ken MacMillen

Episode #4 BiVo Ministry Podcast Interview with Pastor Dave Arruda – Faith Fellowship Methodist Church

In this Episode Pastor David talks about… Coming Soon