Ken Paxton

Ken Paxton – Author
Inspirational Speaker and Rock Bottom and Back Hero

“Ken is a man of high character and destiny, a gifted communicator and a great human being. His passion, humility, and vulnerability enables him to connect with a wide audience.” 

“Charisma can get you to the top, but only character will keep you there. Ken inspires others to the top because he has been to the bottom and back up again.  – Kevin DeVries, Grace Explorations

“Ken Paxton is a gifted and inspirational speaker with an entertaining delivery style that engages the audience with well-received enthusiasm. – Mr. Clair Hoover, Executive Director, National Coalition of Ministry to Men

About Ken:

Starting his career in 1995 as an instrument helper in a refinery in Norco, Louisiana, Ken has been through much training and gained plenty of hands-on experience. Ken has learned that life has turnarounds, just as many refinery and chemical plants in his area do. Ken was seven years old when he was in a tragic lawnmower accident. He was supposed to be a vegetable for the rest of his life, or so the doctors said. The doctors told his family that life would never be the same. Ken wore a helmet for nearly six months as he recovered from the accident. Ken also went through two divorces, which were more turnarounds in his life. With his faith and trust in God, Ken was brought through his darkest days. And just like a plant or refinery undergoing a turnaround, when your insides feel as though they’ve been ripped out, like a compressor or boiler on a unit, it requires a turnaround to get things back on track. God has strengthened Ken through each of his many turnarounds. Everything he has been through has been for a purpose. Ken is stronger, happier, and more faithful because of the turnarounds in his life.

Ken Paxton began writing while he was in high school as a way to vent his emotions. He has continued writing throughout the years, using his profession as a catalyst for his message. His passion is helping others reach their full potential in life and is the author of a Christian self-help book titled “Are you in need of a Turnaround? A 21-day devotional for Men.” Ken enjoys spending time with his family and friends and is involved in many church ministries and Christian groups including ISI (Iron Sharpens Iron) and Christians Under Construction. Ken also speaks at conferences and group meetings throughout the United States. He also enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Ken is married to Brandi Babin Paxton and has a son, Kyland, along with two stepsons, Nick and Logan. He cherishes the time with his wife and kids. One of his favorite things to cook for friends and family is boiled crawfish, a good family tradition.

Ken Paxton is featured as a Rock Bottom and Back hero in the book “Rock Bottom and Back: From Desperation to Inspiration” published by BIC Media Solutions (2016)

Speaking Topics – Energy Sector Conferences/Retreats

1) Rock Bottom and Back
Each topic is geared toward men who are battling sin in certain areas of their lives. I use analogies of cleansing sin from your life like cleaning pipes in a chemical plant – when it’s plugged (sin) in your pipes (your life), there is extra pressure and not enough flow to work properly. It causes added stress and doesn’t allow you to be your best.

I provide handouts and put men in groups to work together and discuss different areas of sin in their life and how to get rid of it – “Is there any sin plugging your life?”

2 Chronicles 7:14 “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”

2) Crude Oil – Gifts and Talents in Your Life
Crude Oil is found in sedimentary rock. We must extract it. After it’s extracted and refined, it has many uses. God has given each of us many gifts and talents individually. We must ask God to help show us our gifts and talents so we can use them mightily for His kingdom.

I use a description of a distillation process in a refinery. How crude is processed. Then the same description with the gifts and talents in a man’s life. As a Christian, we must stay refined and have the old stuff (sin) burned off so we can use what God has given us to be the best in every area of our lives.

1 Samuel 16:18 “One of the servants said to Saul, “One of Jesse’s sons from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that—he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.”

Matthew 13:45 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls.”

3) Foundation
If you were considered a scaffold, would your family be able to climb and reach their goal on your foundation? Are you built on Jesus or are you built on sand? With Jesus, we have truth (hard foundation) but with the world we have lies (unstable foundation). What are you and your life built on – God’s promises and truths or the worlds lies?

Past speaking engagements
• Industries of faith luncheon Sammy’s Prairieville,La.  2017
• Reload 361 Victoria Texas 2017
• Iron Sharpens Iron Breakout Speaker Parkview Baptist Baton Rouge La. 2017, 2016
• Iron Sharpens Iron Breakout Speaker Word of Life Church Houma,La. 2017,2016
• Christians Under Construction Breakfast 2017, 2016
• Greenwell Springs Baptist Mens event 2016
• Coloniel Stables Kingdom Mens breakfast 3 or 4 times a year 2016, 2017

Video Links
Are you in Need of a Turnaround?
God’s Power or the World’s Power

Men’s Group Credentials
• Member of NCMM (National Coalition of Men’s Ministry)
• Member of ISI Iron Sharpens Iron Breakout Speaker
• Member of Gulf South Men
• Member of The Church / International – St. Amant, Real Men

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