About Plymouth Park Baptist Church
PPBC is a local church that’s committed to connecting with the culturally and racially diverse community of central and south Irving. Each Sunday PP is host to many ethnic congregations. Our mission is to help people establish a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ, and to help them grow into fully mature believers. Small and large group bible studies, fellowship, and community outreach initiatives are aimed at helping people of all ages to grow stronger each day in their commitment to Christ.
Plymouth Park Baptist Church is also a global church that’s committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others around the world. Through partnership ministries in many other countries, the sun never sets on the ministry and influence of Plymouth Park Baptist Church.
Ken Branam was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and was reared in California and Texas. He earned a BA Degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged.
Pastoral ministry began for Ken in 1972. He served Texas churches in Barry, Addison, Austin, and Snyder, prior to being called to serve as Senior Pastor of Plymouth Park Baptist in Irving in 1989.
Ken possesses a great love and commitment to communicating God’s Word. His teaching style combines wit and warmth. His messages are biblically and culturally relevant, providing solid, life-applicable principles that both encourage and equip people to face life’s challenges with confidence and assurance.
In addition to his service at Plymouth Park, Ken has been a guest speaker across the United States at numerous conferences, retreats, camps, conventions, civic events, and high school and college campuses. He has also taught internationally in Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Israel, Mongolia, Mexico, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates.
Ken and his wife, Dorothy, a teacher, have two grown daughters: Jennifer Lynn, who is the mother of their two beautiful granddaughters, McKenzie and Maddie Grace, and Jessica Leigh, a college senior at Ouachita Baptist University.
He also has a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary.
Carrie Wise, of Wichita Falls, Texas and Larry have been married since 1980. They have two sons John, who lives in Irving, and Matthew, who lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and two grandchildren Mason and Molly both who live in Baton Rouge.
David Scherler returned to Plymouth Park in 2009 as Worship Pastor. He previously served Plymouth Park as Minister of Music from 1995 to 2000. He has been in the ministry for 30 years serving churches in Texas and Oklahoma. David and his wife Kathy both have their Masters in Music, with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Texas A&M at Commerce and Kathy has her Phd. in Music Education from the University of North Texas. David has led Worship for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, The Southern Baptist of Texas and The Baptist General Convention of Texas Evangelism Conferences, The National Southern Baptist Conference on Church Leadership, and many evangelistic meetings and conferences all over the United States. David and Kathy have two sons, Kent and Kale, who are also musicians and play each week at PPBC. They have two grandchildren, Anna Claire and David. David’s hobbies include basketball, computers, recording, concerts, and motorcycles. His greatest joy is having his entire family helping him lead worship each week with the wonderful choir and band at Plymouth Park Baptist Church. Email David
Bob is married to Becky, and she is a teacher at Travis Middle School. Bob and Becky’s new excitement in life is their new grandson, Harper Joseph Haggerton. He is named after his “Papi” Bob Harper!! They also have their first granddaughter, Ellington Grace Haggerton, born Christmas morning of 2010!!! Bob thinks he will call her “Baby Ollie” too, like her brother, Harper, does. Oh, Bob and Becky have two daughters also, Cindy and Marcy, and two son-in-law’s, JimBob and Toast.
Bob seeks to make the will of Christ supreme in his life, and encourage/see others do the same. He has many opportunities for this as Minister of Missions and Senior Adult, and as the Irving Police Department Chaplain.
His favorite movie is We Were Soldiers, his favorite day is Friday (day off) and his favorite food is Thai.
Yes, he strives to love the Lord with all his heart, all his soul and all his strength. He also strives to love his neighbor as his self! He has been ministering here at PPBC since 1999.