Pastor Keith and Kathy are originally from Indiana.
They ministered in the Detroit, Michigan, Phoenix, AZ, and Redondo Beach, CA before serving at CACC in 1982 as a music minister. After completing Fuller Theological Seminary in 1985 they started a church in the southwest of Bakersfield. The congregation merged back with Chester Avenue Community Church and Keith and Kathy have served as Pastor since 1990.
They are parents of three daughters. Two live in Bakersfield and one is a missionary in Thailand. They have four grandchildren. Three boys and one girl.
Kathy is a retired school teacher and is presently serving as secretary for the church. She enjoys detective movies and the outdoors. She likes spending time at the beach eating fresh fish.
Keith is an outdoors man. He enjoys playing golf. He brags about shooting his age on his 70th birthday. He enjoys multi day hikes in the High Sierras. He has hiked up Mt. Whitney 21 times and has completed hiking the John Muir Trail in 22 days. He is a musician and plays bass and leads the Worship Team. He enjoys most kinds of music and plays and movies. He has been known to play some video games, as well.
They are very excited about what God is doing at and look forward to getting to know you at First Baptist Church..
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