A.J. Keyte

Young Families Pastor/Children

Diane Maxwell, Children's Ministry Assistant (901) 853-2668 ext. 105

Birthday: October 23
Originally from: Memphis, TN
Education background: B.A. In Christian Studies from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Cordova, Tennessee • Currently pursuing an MDiv in Biblical Counseling at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Cordova, Tennessee
I started working for CFBC: May 19, 2013
My family: My wife Melinda and our son Ronin
My role at CFBC: I serve as the Young Families Pastor and work with children and their parents. My goal is to see people chase Jesus with their whole heart and know that adventure awaits!
Personal story: I was raised in a broken home that I wanted to escape, with siblings who needed me to be at home. My brother’s brain tumor and autism, and my sister’s heart condition taught me God is working in all things for our good. I met Jesus in the midst of my anger and depression, and I found a loving Father who is greater than my pain. I chose as a young teenager to chase Jesus the rest of my life! Today, I desire to help young people meet Jesus in the midst of their pain as well.
Favorite book of the Bible: It changes all the time depending on my mood, and what God is doing in my life at any given moment.
Recent books I’ve enjoyed: Desiring God by John Piper, Counter Culture by David Platt, Jason Bourne by Robert Ludlum, and Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien. I pursue adventure, which means chasing Jesus and creativity!
Most fulfilling part of my job: Watching young people get excited about chasing Jesus! It’s pretty inspiring to see kids jump up and down waiting to be baptized, not gonna lie.
Places of service available in my ministry: We have two big areas we could use help with: 1. Volunteers for Special Needs care 2. Guy volunteers willing to serve
Spiritual gifts: Encouragement, teaching, and love
My hobbies: I like being with people, discussing the Bible, and playing games
I hope heaven includes: Exploration and adventure… Coffee
The smartest thing I’ve ever done: Saying yes to God
The best way to pray for me: That God would eclipse every other desire in my life and speak clearly to me His will for this ministry!