Ken Babington was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1946. He graduated from Melbourne High in 1964, and graduated, with honors, from Brevard Community College.  In 1966, he joined the United States Navy, and served as a Navy diver on the USS Atule (SS-403), a World War II diesel submarine.  He received an Honorable Discharge in 1972.  He attended the University of Florida,  the University of Central Florida, Georgia State University, and Columbia Bible College, where he studied business, finance and theology.  He has an Honorary Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree from Georgia Bible Institute. 
     On March 6, 1976, Ken accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior, and  in less than 18 months, was in full-time ministry.  His ministry has included churches in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Florida.  Since 1992, he has pastored First Baptist Church of Cocoa Beach, Florida. 
     For thirty-seven years, Ken has had a prison ministry, reaching out to hundreds of prisoners nationwide.  At the present time he writes over thirty-five prisoners each week and sends them Bible studies.  Ken has a passion for writing, and has written a full Bible College Curriculum, which is offered at  His desire is that his life answer the Great Commandment - treat others as you would have them treat you (Matthew 7:12 and Matthew 22:34-40).

  In 2015, Babington published his first full length book, Not My God . . . My Life as The Pastor of The Man Who Murdered John Lennon.  Ken has been discipling Mark David Chapman for thirty-five years - since two weeks after the murder.​

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them...Matthew 7:12


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Pastor Ken Babington

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...It fulfilled my wish of having Mark's story told from a Christian's perspective...

-- Gloria Chapman, Wife of Mark David Chapman

...The time flew by and I did not want to put it down...

-- Lester Benoit, Thibodaux, LA
Author And  Speaker Pastor Ken Babington
Phone 321-505-1941