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.

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...]

SECURITY…In what do you place your trust?

Psalm 20:7 (NIV) Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. David authored Psalm 20. A couple of commentaries I read propose it was written as a prayer on behalf of the people for the king (David) before battle. The first part of the Psalm acknowledges that victory in the battle comes from God. He is our ultimate protection. David was called to take the necessary steps to prepare for battle, but his TRUST was in God to bring the victory. … [Read more...]

Perplexed but not Forsaken!

How many times have we wondered…Why? Why does God allow so much suffering in the world? Why are there wars and famine? Why can’t people just tell the truth? Why do wicked people seem to prosper? Why did I lose my job? Why did my spouse die at such a young age? Why did my wife/husband walk out on me and our kids? Why did I lose both my parents in the same year? Why?? Life’s hardships are perplexing. There are no simple answers to the multiple struggles we face on this earth. God reminds us … [Read more...]

Zoom In

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 English Standard Version (ESV) 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self[a] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. New year, new beginnings, … [Read more...]

Christ Has Come!

This Advent season we are called to reflect upon what Christmas is all about. What trappings characterize this most busy of seasons? Is it tinsel and holly, cedar and pine, Santa and children, mistletoe and jingle bells, family and parties or something deeper; something richer and more satisfying? I hope the presentation of “Celebrate the King” this past Sunday reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas. Christ stands at the center of this most joyous of celebrations! In our busy shuffle … [Read more...]