PASTOR KEITH NORMAN

Keith Norman is the Pastor of First Baptist Church, located in the Binghampton community of Memphis, Tennessee. He is the shepherd of a ministry that is dedicated to serve a predominantly African-American community in transition, which is targeted for revitalization in housing, education, and crime prevention. FBC has a long history of service to this community.

Pastor Norman has been successful in implementing an on-going campaign of community revitalization and strategic planning for future generations of FBC, including the completion of a $2 million Multi-Purpose Family Life/Worship Facility. The latest undertaking of this vision-inspired ministry is the purchase and renovation of a 50,000-square-foot abandoned building, ultimately to be known as The H.O.P.E. Zone (Haven of Perfective Empowerment). Upon completion, The H.O.P.E. Zone will be dedicated to Christian education, senior living, temporary housing for the homeless and other much-needed ministry and services for the people of God and the community at large.

In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Norman is a much-sought-after guest speaker, evangelist, and lecturer, who has an extensive speaking schedule throughout the United States. In 2006 he was chosen to join a group of ministers from various areas of the United States to participate in a revival in Guyana, South America. Pastor Norman has also received invitations to minister in Jamaica and The West Indies (2007). Recently, he toured Patmos, Ephesus, Delphi, Thessaloniki and Athens where he taught and preached. He is the founder and principal officer of GREATER WORKS Inc., a ministry with emphasis in organizational management aimed at empowering the church into action and optimum service to the community. He is the Chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party. Also he is a member of the Memphis Baptist Ministers Association, NAACP, National Baptist Convention of America, and The More Excellent Way Foundation, Inc. He is the past state president of the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Education Convention and past Dean of Christian Education for the Greater Memphis Sunday School and Nurture for Baptist Churches Congress, and is currently a member of Leadership Memphis Class of 2009, Obama Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

A graduate of Morehouse College (1987), Pastor Norman has completed the Institute of Church Administration and Management Program at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) (2004). He has received honors and studied community revitalization and church/corporate partnerships at Harvard Divinity School (2006) and was invited to study Global Missions at the University of Zimbabwe (2008).

He is a native Memphian, son of Monroe and Zella Cathey, husband of Alicia Yvette White Norman, and father of four children - Keith, KeAsia, Keenan, and Kiara.

Contact Pastor Norman by phone at (901) 323-2429 or (901) 791-0198 or by e-mail at PastorKeith4@aol.com.

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