Keith Kemp - Pastor, Grace Bible Church Gainesville
Keith Kemp grew up in the small town of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, before graduating from Northwestern College in Roseville, Minnesota, with a B.S. in Social Studies and Bible. After graduating, he taught at Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul, and at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis.
In 2013, Keith and his wife, Jenni, moved to Castaic, California, in order for Keith to attend The Master's Seminary, and by God’s grace he received his Master of Divinity degree in 2018. After graduating, Keith served as an associate pastor for two years, and then as a senior pastor for a year and half, both at Redemption Church Foothillls in the San Fernando Valley of California.
Pastor Keith loves to study and teach God’s word and is encouraged by seeing men grow in faithfulness through discipleship. He has been blessed by the teachings of John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, and Mark Rodriguez. When not studying, Keith enjoys watching baseball and football, going for walks, and storm chasing.
Keith married his beautiful wife, Jenni, in 2006. She grew up in International Falls, Minnesota. Jenni works at Galen College of Nursing in Gainesville, as the Executive Assistant to the Dean. In her spare time, Jenni loves to read or spend time with friends, and is involved with Trades of Hope. She also assists with the youth group at Grace Bible Church.
The Lord led Pastor Keith and Jenni from California to Gainesville in 2022. Keith and Brandon both began seminary together and have been friends now for over 10 years. Both Keith and Jenni were so blessed and challenged by the Lord during their years in California and are looking forward with excitement to see what blessings and challenges await them here at Grace Bible Church, Gainesville.