Pastor Keely was born in St. Charles, Missouri. He received his education in parochial schools in the state of Missouri.
January 22, 1984 was a turning point in Pastor Keely’s life. It was on that day as a twenty year old, he trusted Christ as his personal Saviour. His heart and passion for God are evident in his desire to introduce others to Jesus Christ and to see them grow in their relationship with Him.
Sensing God’s call to ministry at age thirty, Pastor Keely enrolled at Crown College of the Bible in Knoxville, Tennessee, under the direction of Dr. Clarence Sexton, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Theology in 1997. After graduation, he served as an associate pastor, a Christian school administrator and a pastor. He later received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, California under the leadership of his pastor, Dr. Paul Chappell.
Pastor Keely was called to Bible Baptist in the fall of 2014 by a unanimous vote of the members. The church has a rich history in South Florida for the past sixty-five years.
Pastor Keely’s heartbeat is that of a pastor. He loves his church, the tremendous spirit among the culturally-diverse members, and their passion to follow the Great Commission of the Lord for His church.
Under Pastor Keely’s leadership, the church weekly engages in reaching Pembroke Pines and Broward County. Our church offers adult Bible classes, a teenager ministry and children’s programs.
Pastor Keely married his wife Joy in 1985. Their three oldest daughters are married and serving in ministry while their youngest is serving with them in Pembroke Pines. The Keely’s are delighted to be grandparents to Brooklynn Joy Ortiz, Luci Grace Click, Sawyer Kate Osborn, Keely Eliette Click, and Peighton Nicole Ortiz.