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.
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.
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.
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).
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.