Keith grew up in Garland, Texas, and became a Christian in high school. He did his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, where he first surrendered to ministry. After college, Keith moved back to the Dallas area to attend seminary and work in full-time student ministry.
Keith completed his Th.M. from DTS in 2005 and moved to the Austin area to complete Hill Country Bible Church's church-planting residency program. After completing his training, he planted Cityview Bible Church in September of 2007, where he still serves as the lead pastor. Keith and his wife, Barie, have five sons and one daughter.
Keith’s ministry passions include helping people find life in Jesus Christ and being a catalyst for multiplying movements at home and abroad.
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His blog: http://www.gospelrenewal.com
Favorite Movie: Anything WWII, probably Saving Private Ryan; more recently, probably Gran Turino, for its picture of sacrificial love
Favorite Music: So hard to decide, probably either Jason Mraz or David Crowder
Favorite Book: This is so hard for me since I love to read, but I would have to say that Desiring God by Piper and Bible Doctrine by Grudem have been foundational for me. I also love history and biography, so I would recommend anything in the Oxford History of US, especially McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom.
Favorite Website: I split my time between washingtonpost.com and amazon.com.
Favorite Hobbies: I'm getting more into running, but mostly I love to read, watch movies, play sports, watch baseball (Go Rangers!) and anything else that includes my awesome family and friends.
Favorite Place To Travel: I love going somewhere in the summer with my whole family (we usually stay by the lake) and going somewhere with just my wife in the fall. Thinking over my whole life, I enjoyed going to Boston the most.
Favorite Heroes of Faith: I have been inspired by the lives of John Calvin, Hudson Taylor, and Jonathan Edwards to love God, preach the gospel, and live by radical faith. In modern times, I've really learned a lot from watching the lives of Horace Heathman and Danny Box.
Favorite Passage: Jeremiah 9:23-24 - "This is what the Lord says, 'Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, the strong man boast of his strength, or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts, boast about this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who exercises kindness, justice, and righteousness of earth, for in these I delight," declares the Lord.