“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11)
Born on “St. Patrick’s Day” A.D. 1953, Keith was raised in a nominally Christian home on Long Island, New York. After the promising beginning of a full academic scholarship to Northwestern University in Evanston IL, he was given academic dismissal after his first year! But then Lord called him out of dissipation and youthful, foolish sin in 1972.
By 1975, his path of discipleship had brought him to the Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church from which he graduated in 1978. In the early 1980’s while working as a sales executive in a family owned business based in New York City, Keith began serving as a ruling elder at New Life P.C.A., Middletown NJ, where he met his wife Jeanette to whom he has been married since 1986. Keith and Jeanette have one adult son, Gene Carman.
Keith’s formal call to the Gospel ministry came after a couple of years service as stated ruling elder pulpit supply at the Locktown P.C.A. congregation near Flemington NJ. He was ordained as pastor there in 1995. His next call, in 2002, was as an associate pastor at New Life (where he had been a ruling elder). He was called to serve as the senior (sole) pastor there in 2013.
New Life Church dissolved late in the summer of 2016. Keith and Jeanette began attending Grace at that time, and have been blessed to become part of the church family here. The congregation of Grace unanimously called Keith to serve on the augmented session of Grace, and on May 3, 2017, Keith was officially installed as an elder of Grace Presbyetrian Church.
Keith enjoys writing. You can find his blog here: kg02.wordpress.com/