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.

Vision…

One definition of the word is “the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.” This definition comes close to describing the meaning of the words in the hymn Be Thou My Vision. This great hymn of our faith, penned by an anonymous author, originated between the years 400 and 700 A.D. among the Irish people. During this era, Ireland was a place of great faith and missionary zeal. Some scholars believe the hymn was a product of this evangelistic fervor. It wasn’t until … [Read more...]

STRENGTH

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song. (Psalm 28:7 ESV) How many times are we overwhelmed with the circumstances within which we find ourselves? New job, career change, budgetary issues, health and parental care concerns, children, job pressures and the list continues. What do we do in these times of crisis? Do we bask in the muck of indecision and helplessness or do we consult the One … [Read more...]

Run to the Shade!

Psalm 121:5-8 (NIV) The Lord watches over you—the Lord is our shade at your right hand; The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm--- He will watch over your life; The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now & forevermore. The past couple of weeks have been harshly, brutally HOT! The humidity is elevated which only amplifies the temperature! Air Conditioners are working overtime and thank God Almighty for them!  (I … [Read more...]

Faux or Real…

Today there are many faux items out there that have become increasingly popular. There are faux paint finishes made to look like marble, stone or wood, faux wood flooring, faux furs, and faux plants that look amazingly natural. All of these are still imitations of what is “real.” They are fakes; artificial representations of something else. Recently, I was relaxing in my chair at home when Mei Li, our cat, jumped in my lap. I cuddled her closely as she purred heartily and with resounding … [Read more...]

YOUTH CHOIR TOUR 2019 – Florida.

Monday, June 24, 41 students and 11 adults will embark on Choir Tour 2019!  Many of you have helped prepare us for this tour through Teen Challenge contributions, monetary gifts for scholarships, encouraging words and prayers.  We thank you! Please pray for our team as we minister throughout the week.  Our itinerary includes. Monday, June 24   The Waterford @ Carpenters … [Read more...]