Pastor Randy Keeley came to Christ Evangelical Free Church in November 2020. Randy is a Transition Pastor serving with Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM). IPM exists to support and strengthen churches in pastoral transition for greater effectiveness. Before coming to Leighton, Randy was a transition pastor at an E. Free Church in Minnesota., Randy’s experience includes pastoring churches in Massachusetts, New York, and Washington State. He also served as the Regional Executive Director of Mission Northeast, an association of about 230 Conservative Baptist Churches in New York and New England.
Randy earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Biola University's Talbot School of Theology. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible and Pastoral Studies from Lancaster Bible College.
Randy's desire is to glorify God by growing in the likeness of Christ and serving Him with all his heart. His passion is to equip the church to join God on His mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ. He is committed to using his God-given gifts to prepare and encourage leaders for this mission so that the church grows to be inwardly strong and outwardly focused. His joy is to communicate the Word of God so that it makes sense to people and helps them live it out in their daily lives.
Randy and his wife, Kathy, have been married for over 40 years. Kathy has served as an administrative assistant and has been a vital partner in each of the ministries where Randy has served. They have three children and ten grandchildren.
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Jillian, a widow since 2007, gives God ALL the glory for His provisions, protection, and amazing grace in how He sustains her. She credits God with using her to be the initiator for Sister Chix; a ministry for women who have lost their husbands through either death or divorce. Her deepest desire is to learn how to abandon her own desires to walk closely with God; to continue to grow in grace; and to remain faithful to the end to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In addition to her position as the secretary at CEFC since 2018, Jillian also teaches business courses online at a local community college part time and operates her own website design business.