What a pleasure it is to work and serve with this family of believers. My desire is to serve our heavenly Father and this church in a manner that will be fruitful in all of our lives. And in essence, this is not a place to "work." It is a place to grow. We are growing closer to the Lord together. We are striving to place Jesus at the center of our hearts and lives for the purpose of glorifying God the Father.
I was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma to Bill and Kay Keele. My father and mother have spent their lives glorifying God through full-time church work... so I grew up a PK (preacher's kid). We then moved to Arkansas during my preschool years and then to Fort Worth. From Fort Worth, we moved to Dallas where I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. After high school (and a summer spent in Plainview, Texas) I attended and graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a degree in Religious Education. Upon Graduation, I accepted the Minister of Education position here with this church family in January 1987. Yes, that is not a typo... it is an honor to continue serving the Lord with this church for over 28 years. During this time, my job description has evolved to many things... Teaching and Learning, Kids Kare, Worship Planning, and Iron Sharpens Iron (an Adult Bible Teacher Training Experience), Ukraine Missions, The Fortress to name a few. With this expanded roll, my title has changed as well and is now Associate Minister.
This coming December, my wife, Kim and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. Our son, Addison (24) is in his second year of the Master's of Divinity at Harding School of Theology and enjoys music and soccer as his hobbies. Our daughter Hailey (22) is a Graphic Design major and will be graduating this May from Harding University then marrying her college sweetheart, Gib Smith, in July. Hailey enjoys art, especially in the form of drawing and painting. Our daughter Macy (12) enjoys playing the piano and drawing as well as our many pets. And all of our kids enjoy playing on the Xbox with their dad... and yes... i let them win (like I could help it).
A special emphasis you will find here within this body of believers is an importance placed on family, relationships, God's Word and His Will. We strive to connect all of these together through our worship, our Bible classes, and our service to Him. May our lives glorify God in all that we do and all that we are!