Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Former President of Apple Records Speaks at Mercy Ministries

Not many 73 year olds on the planet can connect with the youth of today’s generation, but Ken Mansfield is definitely an exception! Yesterday we experienced an amazing time as Ken shared about his close personal relationship with The Beatles and his journey out of eastern religion into experiencing Jesus as his personal savior. Our girls sat on the edge of their seats as Ken shared the significant details of his life, including his past drug addiction and the emptiness of fame and fortune.

Not only was Ken a trusted companion of The Beatles, but he was also the former U.S. Manager of their corporation, Apple Records. He has worked with a number of other memorable performers including The Beach Boys, Waylan Jennings, and James Taylor. His many accomplishments also include winning a Grammy Award as a producer.

Ken shared about his rise to fame and riches and his heavy involvement in the New Age movement. In the 1980’s, Ken’s career declined into bankruptcy and desperation and in 1984, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee a broken man. Soon after, he met his wife, Connie, a long time friend of Mercy Ministries Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn. It was Connie who eventually led Ken to Christ. Today, years later, Ken is using his past as a platform to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

In 2000, Ken established a literary career with his book The Beatles,The Bible, and Bodega Bay, a book about his journey and the only book ever to be approved by the Beatles. He has since written two more books about his life, The White Book - The Beatles, the Bands, the Biz: An Insider's Look at an Era and Between Wyomings. Today Ken is a highly sought after public speaker and appears at churches and colleges across the nation. We are so grateful to Ken for taking the time to share his incredible story with our staff and residents! Ken and Connie are also generous monthly partners with Mercy Ministries, and Ken gives a percentage of the sales of all of his books to the work of Mercy Ministries. For more information about Ken Mansfield and his ministry, check out www.kmansfield.com.


 Ken connecting with our 40 Nashville residents and staff


Ken and Nancy share a moment afterwards…


No generation gap here!!!