Keith was raised in a Christian home in the Carolinas, but was not converted to Christ until his freshman year of college. After living recklessly throughout high school, God called Keith to himself, and created in him a desire to know Him more and proclaim the gospel to others. In 1997, he transferred to Liberty University (because of a basketball game --you will have to ask him about it) where he did not expect to stay long because he only had a few questions about the Bible at the time. He left Liberty asking more and better questions (the evidence of a good education) and a growing desire to study God's Word and went to Southern Seminary where he earned an MDiv (2004) and a PhD (2010) in Systematic Theology.
While at Liberty, he met Lisa, and they were married in the summer of 2002. They met Keith's senior year of undergrad so he had to stay another year at Liberty to convince her to marry him. Soon after the wedding, Lisa got mono and it caused a post viral complication called POTS. Keith was overwhelmed by how Lisa's health would change his plans at first, but now it is obvious how God was using it to mold and shape him to be a pastor. They have three daughters, Lillian (2009), Ivy (2012), and Edith (April 2017).
He was called to be an elder at Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, KY in 2006. This was a great blessing because the church longed to follow Christ, he worked with godly elders, his gifts were sharpened, and God grew his desire to serve the church. In 2009, he served as pulpit supply at JPBC in February, after which he and his wife walked away impressed with the love and unity of the church. A series of events made it crystal clear that God had called Keith to be the under-shepherd of JPBC. He preached his first sermon on Reformation Day (October 31st) 2010.
His goals for the future are to love his wife and family, to serve the body faithfully, and to hike every mountain in Virginia.
Keith can be reached personally through his email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben was born and raised here in Charlottesville, VA. The Lord saved him at the age of 18 through a ministry called Young Life, and he began attending JPBC while studying at the University of Virginia. Ben began serving the church as an elder in 2013, and now serves the church part-time as an assistant pastor while also pursuing his MDiv at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Alan was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and church. In eleventh grade, while at church, God convicted him of his sin, graciously forgave him through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in his place, and called him to follow Christ. God has blessed Alan with his wife, Ann, and six children. Alan and Ann have been members of JPBC since 2010. Alan has been serving as a deacon at JPBC since January 2019.
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Abigail was raised in a Christian family and said the sinner's prayer countless times. However, during her high-school years, she began to realize and eventually admit that she did not believe in the God of the Bible. God used depression during her high school years to move her to Charlottesville, VA shortly after graduating. Immediately, Abigail began attending JPBC, and was glad to have a clean slate at a church where she could freely ask her many questions. Through solid preaching, the Southwood Bible study, and individuals who loved her soul more than she did herself, God drew Abigail to Himself and gave her faith to simply take Him at His Word.