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Princes Among Us: Dr. Charles Keen

Dr. Charles F. Keen, an eminent figure in Baptist circles, is set to grace the pulpit at Mission Baptist Church's "Princes Among Us" service on April 7th. As Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church in Milford, Ohio, and the founding pastor of Bearing Precious Seed and First Bible International, Dr. Keen's journey in ministry spans over six decades.

Born in Newton, West Virginia, in 1939, Dr. Keen's early life was marked by a deep commitment to faith. His transformative experience in Akron, Ohio, under the ministry of Dr. Dallas Billington at the Akron Baptist Temple laid the foundation for his lifelong dedication to spreading the gospel.

After completing his education at Midwestern Baptist College and graduating Magna Cum Laude, Dr. Keen embarked on a remarkable journey of pastoral ministry at First Baptist Church in Milford, where he served for thirty-five years. Under his leadership, the church experienced significant growth, becoming a beacon of faith in the community.

Beyond his pastoral duties, Dr. Keen's legacy includes the founding of Bearing Precious Seed and First Bible International, organizations dedicated to spreading the message of the Bible to unreached people groups globally. His commitment to missions and the Word of God has earned him recognition and accolades, including an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from The Crown College in Powell, Tennessee.

As Dr. Keen takes the stage at 10am, his message is not just one of faith but also of perseverance, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the Great Commission. His life's journey serves as an inspiration to all, reminding us of the power of faith and the impact one dedicated individual can have on the world.