Kenneth R. Mullican, Jr., was reared in Oklahoma and holds a B.S. in Zoology and an M.A. in Medical Microbiology, both from the University of Oklahoma. Ken and his wife Lenore reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ken attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary prior to his appointment to the Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip, where he and Lenore served five years. In 1986 they founded HaKesher (“the Connection”), which was incorporated as a U.S. educational nonprofit organization in 1987.