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.

Fully Committed

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. (II Chronicles 16:9) I have been reading a book recently by Robert J. Morgan entitled The Strength You Need. Each chapter focuses on twelve Scripture verses that remind the believer from whence their strength comes. II Chronicles 16:9 is highlighted in chapter two. The author conveys the background of the passage.  King Asa (King of Judah) started out as a good king. The first … [Read more...]

Being Outward Focused

The Apostle Paul reminds us in Philippians 2:3-4 of how we, the body of believers, should live and treat each other. Do nothing out of vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others. (NIV) Outward focus. Since the pandemic began several months ago, most of us have had to adjust the way we do things. There have been limitations on where and what we can do at work, recreationally … [Read more...]

What do you cultivate?

The last three to four weeks we have had some beautiful spring days, of course we have had a few stormy days as well. However, for me the sunny mild tepid days overshadow the threatening weather of Easter Sunday and April 19th. After the rain storms the grass is greener, the flowers are blossoming, and the garden plants are thriving! Mid-March I planted my spring/summer garden. It is a small raised bed (8’ x 8’) complete with 2 rows of green beans, radishes, yellow squash, zucchini, bell … [Read more...]

Linger at the Cross

Although in many ways it doesn’t seem like it, we are beginning the first day of Holy Week. Yesterday we celebrated Palm Sunday remembering Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Today begins the final week of Jesus’ ministry: the last supper with His disciples, His arrest, mock trial, beating and ultimate crucifixion. Then on Easter Sunday His glorious Resurrection! Traditionally we celebrate “Maundy Thursday” this week. This service focuses our attention upon the last meeting Jesus has … [Read more...]

The Invisible Enemy

Invisible things in our present world widely vary and impact our lives daily. Such things may include: Radio signals, TV signals, Cell Phones, Wireless and even “invisible fences” for pets. The fence is not the traditional post and wire structure. Here is how it works. (Taken from an actual advertisement). Hidden fences are created by burying a ‘boundary wire’ a few inches underground around your property. The buried wire carries a harmless, low level radio signal from a transmitter … [Read more...]