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May 30, 2013

By Julie Payne

Bobby Keith

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, in Birmingham Association

Favorite Verse: Romans 8:28

Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”

Hobbies: Riding motorcycle, cycling and reading

Family Status: Married for almost 50 years to Donna; two daughters; and five grandchildren

Retired construction executive Bobby Keith has been taking missions trips around the world for about 20 years. He is currently involved in Living Water Community Transformation Inc. (www.livingwaterct.org). The ministry’s work is focused primarily in the community of Akot, South Sudan.

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.

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    John Williams 12/9/2013 10:52 PM

    Bobby, I am so glad to have know and been friends with you,, we worked on metro center and many more projects back in the early days, with Mr. Handy,,, 1975 until?

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