What can you tell us about your family?
I have been married to my wife Teresa since July 3, 1982 (she is awesome, you’d like her!) We have a daughter and son-in-law, Candace and Brett Albertini.
We also have a son, Chad, and daughter-in-law, Melissa. They are all great and love God!
How long have you served in Troy?
I came to FBC as Lead Pastor in August of 1999. We have seen God do some amazing things here in Troy! I was an Assistant Pastor in Danville, IN for 7 years and a
Lead Pastor in Ft. Wayne, IN for 12 years prior to coming to FBC, Troy.
What is your passion?
Helping people understand the Word of God so they can live it! I like to preach “Truth applied!” I like to do this through preaching, teaching, and counseling.
I view counseling as in-depth discipleship; helping people apply God’s Word to a specific area of need as well as helping them to grow in all areas of life.
What do you like to do when you are not hangin’ out at the church?
I love the outdoors. I enjoy hunting and fishing. I run and lift weights…(to try to stay fit, not win any competitions!) My very favorite thing to do is to spend
time with my wife.
Where did you go to school?
I went to Hinckley Elementary School in Hinckley, OH until 4th grade. We moved to Brunswick and I went to Crestview Elementary. I graduated from Brunswick High and
Cedarville College (now University). I also graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA with a Master’s of Ministry. I have been a certified counselor
with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly NANC) since 1990.
I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Carol since 1971. We have four wonderful children and three wonderful sons-in-law – Jon, Shari (Joel), Susan (Kent) and
Jennifer (Jarid) – and six awesome grandchildren – Katie, Kenzie, Landon, Carter, Keegan and Jax. All of us live within a 30 mile radius of Troy and gather as a family
every holiday and every Friday evening that we can.
Time on staff at FBC:
I came to FBC directly from seminary in 1972 to be Minister of Christian Education and Youth. In 1996 my ministry was broadened to that of Associate Pastor.
I grew up with my parents, one older brother and one older sister (Yes. I was the proverbial “spoiled baby” in the family. At least that’s what my siblings always
said). We lived on a small farm in rural, fruit growing, up-state New York (Rochester area). The small Baptist church just a block away was a regular and important
part in our lives. It was wonderful.
Favorite Bible Verse:
Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23, NIV)
Keep on keeping on. (From 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 10; 5:11, NIV)
You will find quiet inspirational, instrumental music playing in the background of my office almost continually. I also enjoy Sousa marches and patriotic music.
The Little Engine that Could, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. (I guess my childhood had a big impact on me.)
Yard work, aquatics, walking and research.
Being used by God to help others grow in their relationship with Him.
Education & Training:
Pastor Keith has a passion for God and His people! He has a wealth of experience and a philosophy of ministry which is tried-and-true. Pastor Keith has a passion to see souls saved and discipled. He is a leader who has great ideas and has a desire to train believers to do the work of the ministry. He is a high-energy type of person who has a heart for teens and a desire to develop personal relationships.
Keith has vast experience in family ministries. He has been a Word of Life area missionary, Campus Crusade for Christ project director in Belarus, youth pastor and senior pastor at both inner city and rural churches.
Keith and his wife, Lois, have been married for almost 48 years and have been serving the Lord together faithfully. Keith enjoys farming, biking, running, hiking, and building relationships with others. Lois is an accomplished pianist. She enjoys southern gospel music, exercising, and traveling with Keith.