Reverend Keith Keeton
Keith is originally from Morton, MS. He completed his high school education at Morton High School. He then attended the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Keith received his Masters of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary and was later ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church. He has served in many roles in several churches around the state. He served as an associate pastor at Water Valley FUMC and Batesville FUMC. He then served as the pastor of Belzoni FUMC. Before becoming the pastor at Carthage UMC, he served as the Teaching Pastor and Lead Pastor of the 11th Hour Worship service, a new worship service, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church on the Reservoir. Keith comes to Carthage with his wife of eight years, Emily. She is originally from Pope, MS. Emily is currently a first grade teacher at Morton Elementary school. They also has two little girls and a boy, Ava, Kate Rivers, and Asher.