Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Beatles, The Bible, and Ken Mansfield’s Amazing Journey to Faith

Ken Mansfield
Only a handful of people in the world can say they were a trusted companion of the Beatles. Yesterday, our Nashville residents and staff had the privilege of hearing from Mercy supporter, Ken Mansfield, a Grammy Award-winning record producer and the former U.S. Manager of the Beatles’ corporation, Apple Records.

Ken spoke about his close personal relationship with The Beatles, his journey out of new age religion and gurus and how he came to know Christ as his Savior. Ken spoke about his rise to fame and fortune and how even when he had everything he could possibly want in the material world, he still felt empty. In the 1980’s, Ken’s career declined into bankruptcy and desperation, and in 1984, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee a broken man. But as Ken put it, “When you’re down to nothing, God is up to something,” and it was clear that God was up to something amazing.

Shortly after moving to Nashville, Ken met his beautiful wife, Connie, a long-time friend of Mercy Ministries’ Founder and President, Nancy Alcorn. Connie’s love for Jesus and her unwavering faith was what eventually attracted Ken to Christ. Connie celebrated her 60th birthday yesterday, and we were honored she chose to share her special day with us. The girls were excited to surprise Connie with a beautiful cake they prepared especially for her.


Connie celebrates her 60th with the Mercy girls!

Connie and Ken now live in California, and in 2000, Ken established a literary career with his highly acclaimed book The Beatles, The Bible, and Bodega Bay, 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.

Nancy with Ken and Connie Mansfield
 We are so grateful to Ken and Connie for taking the time to share their 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.