Keith 2023

Keith Nelson

Care Pastor

Email: [email protected]

What do you love about what you do at New Hope?
Care ministry allows me to meet new people and serve them as God directs. It is a blessing and privilege to serve others with my New Hope family.

What year did you join the staff?
March 2023

How did you come to know Jesus?
I wasn’t raised in a Christian home; however, our family did attend church on Christmas and Easter. I often thought about “what would God want me to do?” Although I did not know the Lord, I was attempting to live a life that He would be proud of, and if asked, I would have said I was a believer in Christ. My wife, Sandy, and I studied Evidence for Faith by Josh McDowell in a small group setting, which opened my heart to the fact that Christ was my Lord and Savior.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

What does a perfect day look like to you?
I would start with morning coffee and Bible study, followed by fishing my favorite river. Then I would do an afternoon workout, capped off by cooking dinner over a campfire and an evening horseback ride.

What 3 famous (non-biblical) people, living or dead, would you want at your fantasy dinner party?
Larry Csonka, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln