Pastor Keith comes from a long line of Baptist preachers. His grandfather Andrew Keith served as a pastor in Southeastern Kentucky for fifty years and his father, John A. Keith was a bi-vocational pastor for over thirty years. His only brother Mark Keith is also a Baptist pastor, who now serves as a Director of Missions in Knox County, Kentucky.
John received his B.A. Degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky, his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft.Worth, Texas, and his D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
John has been in the ministry for over fifty years and is supported by his wife Linda. Together they have served churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Utah, and South Carolina. John and Linda have five children, and thirteen grandchildren. John has been serving the Allons Baptist Church since May of 2018.