Ken & Lori McCune
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Ken and Lori McCune serve in rural towns throughout western Wyoming and eastern Idaho, particularly around the Greater Yellowstone area. The landscape in this area is breathtaking, with an unending sky rimmed with mountains. Outdoor recreation is a popular draw for the area, and many towns host people taking advantage of the mountains’ dangerous beauty.
Surrounding communities rely on the oil and gas industry, ranching, and construction as the biggest economic stays. Many families in these towns work two to three jobs in order to live without financial stress.
There are large Hispanic communities throughout Wyoming and Idaho, and these residents often need help navigating government paperwork and finding employment. Many do not have any savings, and feel they have no one to turn to if they need help. They are often poorly educated in successful child raising, marital communication, and interpersonal relationships. The greatest need is to know the Savior.
After seeing the need in their community, the McCunes serve Spanish-speaking communities by planting churches and developing leaders to pastor them once they are fully established. Recently, Ken and Lori began a ministry to isolated towns where no reliable gospel-teaching ministries exist. Using a travel trailer as a home base, they focus on evangelism and discipleship in areas with largely Hispanic populations.
“The culture we have been called to minister to has been devastated by immorality and infidelity,” Ken writes. “We seek to minister to those God is calling to a new kind of life in Jesus that leads to eternal life, and joy and peace in this life.”
Because of the gifting God has given Ken and Lori, they have experienced astounding acceptance by the local Spanish-speaking community. They offer practical, passionate, biblical teaching and counsel to all who will listen.
The McCunes have served as InFaith field staff since 1998.
Ken and Lori met at Christian Heritage College (now called San Diego Christian) in San Diego County, California. Ken went on to obtain his masters in Human Leadership Development from Azusa Pacific University through their Operation Impact program for missionaries. From 1979-1993, Ken served as a missionary pilot in Peru and Bolivia under South America Mission.
Arriving in Driggs, Idaho in 1995 for a flying job, the McCunes’ pastor, an InFaith missionary, encouraged them to get back into ministry with the growing Hispanic population in the area. Ken had grown up under the InFaith mission in Colorado ranch country, so the move to service with InFaith was an easy fit.
For years prior to Ken and Lori’s ministry in Driggs, a senior named Rosemary had been praying for God to bring Spanish-speaking missionaries to her community. The McCunes served in Driggs until 2013, when they moved their ministry to Wyoming, about two and a half hours away in the Big Piney/Pinedale area.
Ken and Lori have two children, both of whom are married, and four grandchildren, all of whom life in the Wyoming/Idaho area.