Ken and Joni Tada

Ken Tada is the Director of Ministry Development of Joni and Friends. Ken began serving fulltime at Joni and Friends after retiring from teaching and coaching football for 32 years. Ken & Joni lead a team of disability ministry workers worldwide, providing practical services and spiritual help to people with disabilities and their families. Ken and Joni’s marriage and faith have only strengthened through tough circumstances including overcoming Joni’s stage-3 breast cancer.

Joni Eareckson Tada, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skill and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations. She founded Joni and Friends in 1979 to provide Christ-centered programs to special-needs families, as well as training to churches. Joni and Friends serves thousands of special-needs families through Family Retreat, and has delivered over 100,000 wheelchairs and Bibles to needy disabled persons in developing nations. Joni’s lifelong passion is to bring the Gospel to the world’s one billion people with disabilities. Joni survived stage 3 breast cancer in 2010, yet keeps a very active ministry schedule. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California. You can learn more about Joni’s ministry at

An Untold Love Story 2

Sufficient Grace

According to Joni Tada, we should be defined by how we respond to troubles. Hear from quadriplegic and cancer survivor Joni and her husband, Ken.

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An Untold Love Story 1

Following God Together

After almost four decades of marriage, Joni Tada’s marriage to Ken has refined into an exquisite portrait of God’s sufficient grace.

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Love Stories Day

A 25-Year Love Story: Ken and Joni Tada, Part 2

Ken Tada and his wife, Joni, talk about the challenges they’ve faced throughout their 25-year marriage.

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Love Stories Day 4

A 25-Year Love Story: Ken and Joni Tada, Part 1

Joni Tada joins her husband, Ken, to talk about their lives as a married couple.

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Death And Dying Day 1

Encouragement for Families With Disabilities

Today on the broadcast, Dennis Rainey talks with well-known speaker and author, Joni Eareckson Tada, and her husband of 25 years, Ken.

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