Keith was born in California and dedicated his life to our heavenly Father as a pre-teen. During the teenage years, he became an avid student of Scripture. His love for God and desire to be involved in what God was doing kept Keith traveling the country with his parents until his mid-twenties. They visited and at times became a part of a variety of ministries.
Settling in Dallas, Keith married Nancy and started a family. With two sons and a daughter (all Texans), they eventually moved to Pennsylvania to raise their children in a rural area among Nancy’s large family. The children are now married to wonderful spouses, and they are enjoying being grandparents to five amazing grandchildren.
After serving believers in a variety of ways, including senior pastor, Keith became an acquisitions editor for a growing Christian Publisher. He enjoyed the interaction with authors and soon advanced to the position of associate publisher. Interacting and helping believers all over the country brought such a sense of fulfillment that he became a self-employed Author Coach and eventually a Literary Agent.
During the 1990’s Keith found his Scriptural studies turn toward more of a relational focus. He began to see how all Scripture is intended to improve our relationship with God and with each other. Every part of who we are as a being, what we believe, and everything we do has relational consequences. So, he began organizing his insights to help bring understandable clarity to God’s purpose for our lives.
In 2012 the Relational Gospel ministry started and his studies began to morph into easy to read books. The RelationalGospel.com website was created to help people all over the world connect to the clarifying insights found in Scripture. The ministry now has five advisors assisting in the preparation of our material.
You are invited to partake of and grow in this Scriptural focus through his books, Blog, and Facebook presentations. Understanding this perception is not required, but can be very helpful in your growth as a child of God. The ultimate goal is to be a Christ-like influence in all our relationships.
- To encourage, strengthen, and build up personal relationships with our heavenly Father
- To inspire, reinforce and enhance each of our relationships with godly insight
- To help each person understand and gravitate to the character, attitude and personality of Christ as the most precise example of the image and likeness of God
- To shed light on God’s way of life that will help each of us become better reflective resemblances of our heavenly Father (His image and likeness)
Relational Gospel – to explain the way of God more accurately (Acts 18:26)
1. God is Spirit and He inhabits the spirit realm. He has no beginning or ending. He is an ever-present yet invisible presence, who knows all, is all-powerful, and is revealed to humanity in and through His expressions.
2. In the Beginning of human history, God created the natural universe as a place to birth His family of offspring, to grow and develop as His children. When God spoke, His Spirit moved, and His expressive word created and began the processes of making and forming what He desired.
3. Mankind began in the mind of God. When He formed the first human body and infused it with His Spirit, a living being emerged. He reformed the one into two so relational oneness could be experienced. We are, as the first two humans, a combination of body, soul and spirit. We have five senses that facilitate our interaction with both the natural and spiritual realities. Created as God’s offspring, we are intended to become children who reflect and resemble the character, attitude and personality of God’s heart.
4. Free Will was given to all humankind, to equip us with the ability to choose and refuse. The choices we make encourage or complicate our intimacy with God and affect how well we are able to relate to each other.
5. Sin in mankind began when our first parents chose to believe they could ignore God’s guiding insight. The deception they accepted clouded their ability to relate to our heavenly Father and humanity began to live separated from God’s fellowship. Life without God’s guidance is a “living death” that encourages sinful behavior.
6. Truth and Reality for us involve both the natural and spiritual realms. Since we are flesh and spirit beings, our perception of truth and reality grows and develops as we interact with both realities. Our personal truth involves all that we are: body, soul, and spirit as well as our mind, will and emotion. What we believe is important because it is contributes guidance to our expressions!
7. The Word of God conveys the expressed will of our heavenly Father. God’s spoken word is the creative force that goes forth from God, to accomplish His will in the heavens and in this earth. God’s word reveals His will to us by way of three expressions: the incarnate life of Jesus, the written Scripture, and the still small voice of His abiding presence.
8. Jesus Christ is the spoken word of God that became a human person two thousand years ago. He demonstrated God’s forgiving heart toward us and revealed that we are all called to reflect and resemble the character, attitude and personality of our heavenly Father, as Jesus did.
9. The Bible is a collection of writings that reveal God’s relational desire for us. The writings of Scripture were compiled over many centuries, to communicate the will and ways of our heavenly Father. Scripture shows man’s moral, corrupt, and despicable responses to God and to one another. Every concept presented in Scripture is inspired by God.
10. The Gospel, in the Greek, means “to good to be true.” The exceptional news is: God loves each of us as a perfect Father, even when we do not respond to His guiding insight. His love is unfailing. The life of Jesus Christ revealed God’s heart is full of loving forgiveness. Part of this good news is, we are all invited into an active child-to-Father fellowship with God.
11. All Scripture is summarized by Jesus Christ into this two pronged relational concept:
1. We are to love God with our full heart and seek His insightful guidance.
2. We are to learn to love one another with a respectful care and concern for one another.
12. Our personal goal in life is twofold. We want to pursue an active fellowship with our heavenly Father so we can hear and see what He is saying and desiring to do. And, we want our actions toward one another to reflect and resemble God’s loving character, attitude and personality.
Relational Gospel – Biblically based insights and teachings