About Abram K-J


I am the pastor of a diverse urban church in Boston, a husband and father, and a follower of Jesus.

As you’ll see at Words on the Word, I particularly enjoy studying the Bible as transmitted in Hebrew and Greek. I’m passionate about pursuing racial justice. I like to run outside and occasionally throw some punches on the heavy bag. I read, too, and write about it here.

I have spent more than a decade in youth ministry, working at small, mid-sized, and large churches  in Illinois, Virginia, and Massachusetts. I was lead/solo pastor for nearly eight years at a seaside congregational church. I have also led in other church ministry capacities, including leading worship music, preaching, and consulting.

I wrote Sustainable Youth Ministry: The Study Guide, which is available for purchase and download here.

You can contact me by using the contact form here.

9 thoughts on “About Abram K-J

    1. Hi, David–I’m studying at Gordon-Conwell’s urban campus in Boston. Where are you starting?

      Tips? Wow… well, I guess it depends on if you are single, married, with kids, etc., since that would affect what I’d say, but here are three things that have worked great for me, even though I haven’t always done them as consistently as I’d like:

      1. Exercise.
      2. Sleep (go to bed early, wake early to do schoolwork).
      3. Learn how to speed read and skim as needed. Some stuff you won’t want to skim, of course, but other stuff you can.

      (I’ve posted about speed reading on the blog here a few times.)

      1. GC is a great school. I’ll be studying at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio.
        I am single (which means I can be a little more selfish with my time). I’ll keep those tips in mind, thank you.

  1. Hi pastor, my name is Moshe Yaakobh Slipack, I´m jew and Jesus´ follower as you are.I teach Hebrew and Greek here in Brazil. I need some tips to make vídeo classes to serve students who are far from where I live. Could you hepl me,please?

    1. Hi, Moshe! Thanks for your message, and may God bless your teaching efforts. I’m not sure I’m the best person to help you with video technology for teaching classes–what exactly are you trying to do, and with what kind of tools at hand?

    2. Hi Moshe. My wife is a Jewish believer and I work with Jewish believers in New York. Would love to connect with you and hear your story. How can we get in touch?

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