Keith Pate

About Keith Pate

Keith is originally from Castleberry, AL in Conecuh County. He joined Eastern Hills as Minister of Music in January of 2005 from Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL.

Walk God’s Way…

As many of you know, I grew up in a small country town located in Conecuh County about 100 miles south of Montgomery. My Father was a farmer. One of my fondest childhood memories is walking barefoot and following the “cow trails” through the pastures on the farm. (I was “barefoot” from April – October at least.) For those who aren’t versed in farm life, cow trails are the paths the cows would walk throughout the pasture; traveling from the barn to the pond or various other points in the field. … [Read more...]

With what are we Filled?

Sunday, Dr. Dale Huff had a very inspiring, challenging and convicting sermon as we seek God’s leadership in the search for a new senior pastor. He challenged us to “grow” during this interim. He shared we must BE: 1) Prayerful (for His will not our own); 2) Faithful (in our Attendance, Service and Giving); 3) Patient…it will take time. Don’t run ahead of God. Dr. Huff’s Scripture passage was Philippians 2:12-13. Consider a portion of this passage.....continue to work out your salvation with … [Read more...]

A look back & beyond…

2017 is almost over. Christmas will be here in less than a week! We celebrate the Joy & Hope of this season as we look forward to the adventurous days ahead. Simultaneously we pause to remember the events of this past year. For some of you this past year contains milestones for which you are gratefully excited: graduation from high school or college, the birth of a child or a grandchild, a new job, a promotion, happy family gatherings and more. For others reminiscing contains more pain than … [Read more...]

A Note From Keith

First of all I would like to say a very special “Thank You” to all who made our Youth Choir Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser a success!  Over 230 tickets were sold for the event and MANY donations!  We appreciate all of those who came out early and ate breakfast with us Sunday morning!  All proceeds will go to help students defer the cost for this summers youth choir/mission trip to Minnesota. Students – great job! We also want to recognize the many adults who organized, cooked, … [Read more...]

SING! Even if You Think You Can’t!

Recently I have been leading the Sunday night discipleship class entitled: SING!  It is based on the book, SING, by Keith & Kristyn Getty.  Keith and Kristyn are modern day hymn writers. Their most well-known hymn/worship song is IN CHRIST ALONE. The book reminds us that ALL believers are called to SING in corporate worship even if they “think” they can’t.  Ephesians 5:19-20 admonishes us to sing! Speak to one another with psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and … [Read more...]