Saturday, December 31, 2005

Breaking News!!!

I have just signed a contract as the new tenor with Liberty Quartet ( Liberty, a traditional Southern Gospel quartet, is a professional group based on the West Coast (Boise, ID) with a full-time concert schedule. The members of Liberty are Royce Mitchell, bass; Dan Gilbert, lead; Doran Ritchey, baritone/piano; and now, yours truly, tenor. Liberty averages 50-70,000 miles a year ministering in approximately 200 performances for church services, large conventions including the Great Western Quartet Convention and the Gospel Music Fan Festival in Canada, nursing homes, prisons, and other ministries. Liberty goes wherever the Lord directs.

The guys of Liberty are committed Christians as well as excellent musicians. I'm excited about this new avenue for ministry. I begin traveling with the group in February.

I will be stepping down from the pastoral staff at Grace Bible Church in February. This was a difficult decision to make. Lori and I have been blessed to minister to one of the finest church congregations in the world. We love our church family and have appreciated all that they have done for us. The beauty of this transition is that we are still going to be able to stay connected with Grace. Lori will still be working for Grace Christian Academy and I will, for at least the time being, remain as the youth pastor. Liberty travels primarily on the weekends, so that leaves Wednesday evening (Grace Teens night) open for me. I will be able to be at church at least one Sunday a month, as well.

Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support as we walk through this open door, continuing to follow God on this great adventure of life.

Be sure to stay in touch. I love hearing about what’s going on in your world. I’m finding out that it’s easy to become disconnected from friends (especially in the wilderness of the northwest!), if you don’t intentionally make contact.

We love you guys! Continue to check back here for more pictures and info about what's going on in our lives.

God bless,

Keith, Lori, Trey, and Kassady