The message of grace first broke through in Keith’s life when he was 19 and in college working on his business degree. In the early years of a promising business partnership, Keith sensed a significant shift in God’s purpose for his life, from business to vocational ministry. One year later and newly married, Keith was invited by his pastor, Greg Surratt, to come on staff and work with students and young adults.
A few years later, Keith became the lead pastor. Under his leadership, the church grew from a few hundred people attending services in one location, to several thousand people attending at one of 9 locations across 4 states. As the church grew and expanded to other cities and states, they raised up, equipped, and sent out some of their pastors to plant new churches as well.
Julie also came into a relationship with Christ while in college. She is an amazing wife, mother, and grammy! Julie is uniquely gifted — she finds great joy in creating an atmosphere that makes people feel welcome and introduces them to the presence of God, no matter the venue or space she’s in. She also makes her husband look really good!
Together, Keith and Julie enjoy sports, the outdoors, and good food, and believe that nearly everything in life is better when they’re together with family and friends.