Keith is the Associate Pastor of Students and Families at First Baptist Church of Centralia, MO. A Tennessee native, Keith served as a bi-vocational pastor serving for 12 years as the Student Pastor of City View Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN; and serving for 20 years as a high school history teacher at Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, TN. Keith travels all over the region and country speaking to students about the life God has created for us. He has a passion for clearly communicating the Gospel to students making sure they understand first and foremost they were created on purpose and for a purpose. Keith wants to see a generation of students who rise up to become disciples who make disciples. He loves to speak and pour into Bi-Vocational pastors and student pastors as they navigate the difficult journey of balancing two full-time jobs along with families and daily life, sharing his experiences of the past 12 years of doing the same.
Keith speaks in all types of venues and to all age groups whether that be in a typical Wednesday or Sunday service, a conference, breakout session, Disciple Now, Youth Revival, or FCA type event. He believes it is important for people to understand their purpose within God’s love story about His son Jesus Christ. Keith also believes it is important to demonstrate how the Bible is as relevant to us today as it was to those living when it was written.
Keith is a writer who currently writes bible studies for YLO Magazine. He also writes Disciple Now material as well as being the author of the blog, “The Mindful Minute” located at this site. Keith is working on his first book about bi-vocational student ministry.
Keith is a husband and a father. He enjoys music, writing, traveling, and baseball. He is an avid Atlanta Braves and University of Tennessee fan.