Bobby Keithcomment (1)
May 30, 2013
By Julie Payne
Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, in Birmingham Association
Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”
Hobbies: Riding motorcycle, cycling and reading
Family Status: Married for almost 50 years to Donna; two daughters; and five grandchildren
Q: What influences in your life first pointed you to Christ?
A: My church life. The influence of my mother — (she) made sure I went to church. … I was greatly influenced by the men in the church … at Shades Crest Baptist Church, Hoover, who took an interest in me. When I was 14, God spoke to me and told me I needed to follow Him.
Q: You are a former recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award from the Alabama Bapttist State Board of Missions. Can you share about receiving this award in 2000?
A: [I received it at] the state Baptist convention. … At that time I was working in Brazil and a couple other places like Romania and Ukraine.
Q: What do you get from your missions trips?
A: From (a) personal standpoint, it has done more than anything else I can think of to build my faith and my relationship with the Lord. … I think it does that for anybody who is involved in [missions].
Q: Do you see yourself involved in missions in the future?
A: I hope to keep doing it as long as I can. As long as my heath allows me to … that’s my plan.