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We want to give everyone an opportunity to share their memories of how Jesus used Keith to impact their life.  And gather all the stories in one place for everyone to enjoy. 

Keith sure impacted my life.  After Jesus, he was my biggest influence.  Keith modeled giving everything to Jesus, not wanting celebrity, caring for the poor, taking people off the streets, and reaching into prisons.  We did that from the start together. 

I would love to know what your story is.  How did Keith impact your life?  Were you at a concert?  Was it through the music?  Are you in ministry?  On the mission field? 

How did Keith impact you, and what are you doing now that you think you might not be doing — if not for his influence? 

Please share your story in the comment section below.
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How did Jesus use Keith to Impact Your Life?

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We are celebrating Keith's Life, Music, and Message with two Collections.  Both include a CD, a DVD, and a Book: 
The LEGACY PACKAGE and The LIFE COLLECTION — On sale now in the LDM Store
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Maggie Utech (Guest) 07/23/2013 11:45
How can anyone give tribute to someone whose transparent contribution evangelized my life. During one of the most difficult periods of time in my life Keith, Phil Keaggy, Kelly Willard to name a few powerfully provided the encouragement I needed to continue in my new found faith when everything I felt safe with was falling away. To this day in my 60's Keith's songs encourage and inspire me. What a wonderful gift Father God gave us in Keith. He promises that His will and purpose for our lives will be accomplished. And just as Jesus said on the cross when he died, "It is accomplished!". His purpose for Keith on this earth has been and will continue to be accomplished.
Christiana (Guest) 07/23/2013 11:52
Keith is one of the few people I have always felt, had I even known him, would have understood me.

I listened to Keith's records all the time growing up; my parents had a few of them, as he was instrumental and inspiring to point them to a deeper walk with Jesus in the beginning of their Christian lives. Even as a young child, I sang improv songs to Jesus and sometimes wrote them down. Thinking of them now, they resemble much of Keith's music with striking similarities, due I am sure to hearing his songs so much. Only later, as a young adult, did I read "No Compromise," which resonated with me in many ways and encouraged me greatly to keep seeking Jesus and living for Him.

God used Keith's music and life story to drive me to Jesus with a passionate desire to please Him, know Him, love Him and be found faithful before Him one day... a desire that has not faded, that has propelled me onto the mission field and to a missions-focused Bible school, and that I have no doubt will continue as He who is faithful will continue it.

When I was younger I wondered, usually just casually, why God took him home so early. It saddened me greatly. Now I cannot even think of viewing it as a tragedy. Keith got to go HOME before any of us, the home he longed for, spoke of, lived in. He is with Jesus now!! I am a LITTLE jealous!!! :')
Moira (Guest) 07/23/2013 11:57
I had just become a Christian accepting Christ into my life when I picked up Keith's album, Songs for the Shepherd. I had a hunger for the things of God and was impressed by the attitude of being "Sold Out for God," which permeated his music and mission. His music instilled in me the message of discipleship.
I write poetry and the first stanza of one is,
"There is a Road I must Follow,
it cannot wait until tomorrow.
Yes I can say Your s & Keith's ministry made a large difference in my life.
Thank you
Your Sister in Christ
Brenda Cornelio (Guest) 07/23/2013 13:12
When I entered college, I actually thought to myself, "Am I going to be a Christian in college, or am I going to have fun?" In September, my roommate and I attended a picnic sponsored by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and in November we went with IVCF to a Keith Green concert in Madison, Wisconsin. I sat in the first row of the balcony at Madison Gospel Tabernacle, and Keith's message, both in music and especially in his words, spoke to my heart. I felt like he knew me and was speaking directly to me. I made a decision to follow Jesus, "no compromise." The very next week, we all went to Milwaukee and saw him again. This was a pivotal event in my Christian walk. My roommate and I posted lyrics to Keith's songs in our dorm room. We were on fire for Jesus. I became a worship leader, small group Bible study leader, and served on the "Exec" board through Intervarsity, even going to the Dominican Republic on a missions trip where I met my husband. I became a Spanish teacher, but quit when I became a mother. I serve at my church both as a paid staff member and as a volunteer on the worship board, on the worship team, and as women's Bible study coordinator. My husband and I have gone on a missions trip ourselves and took the youth group to the Dominican Republic twice. As I write this, our son, who will be a senior in high school this fall, is in Panama with our church youth group, and our daughter, a freshman, served in inner-city Milwaukee last month. Keith's role in my Christian growth was huge, and as an added blessing,I have been blessed to meet Bobby and Rachel Taylor through the National Worship Leaders Conference! Thank you, Melody, for sharing Keith with us. When he died, a friend was pulled over for speeding and he told the officer that he had just heard that a friend had passed away. We truly considered him our friend, a brother in the Lord.
thomaslovedbyGod (Guest) 07/23/2013 13:17
In 1976 I took a group of junior high school kids from a community church in Grass Valley, Ca on a field trip to Sacramento to see Keith play at the Warehouse Ministries. It was a long drive, but I knew that God wanted me to take the group of kids to see the concert. I will never forget the concert. The Holy Spirit ministered to the kids, the parents that provided the transportation and me. What was most significant was at tyne end of the concert, I saw one of the troubled boys in group come out of the concert with tears in his eyes...and I knew that God made an impact on him through Keith. Bless God!
Sarah Siegand (Guest) 07/23/2013 13:49
I wasn't raised in a Christian home, and one night when I was 10, I "ran away" (across the street, just to worry my mom) and found myself drawn into a small church by the sound of the piano. A man was singing a song at the front of the church about sheep and goats... and I never forgot it. A few years later I accepted Christ, but it wasn't until a whole decade later that I was introduced to a few Keith Green songs, and a friend loaned me Melody's biography about Keith, "No Compromise." When reading the book, I realized the song about sheep and goats was Keith's!! At first I thought it was him that I had heard singing and playing it when I was 10, but it dawned on me that it was another Christian man singing the song about a year after Keith's tragic death. Still, the seeds of that song and that experience stayed with me even in my unbelieving state. Now I own all of Keith's music and the anointing of the songs still penetrate my heart. I have been living for Jesus for 28 years!!

M.Timm (Guest) 07/23/2013 13:51
When I was 18 I became saved by the prompting of the Holy spirit. I married at 19 into a family who knew Jesus. I needed to be free from much sin and bondage. After I was married I went through much deliverance prayer. I needed to learn how to walk out the freedom Jesus blood paid for me. My sister and brother in law introduced me to Keith Greens music and writings. I got every album. I was out of work and as newly weds often are short on money, we were. I was amazed and grateful Keith was so trusting in God that his albums were to be obtained for whatever could be paid. I listened and prayed as Gods spirit led. Weeping, praying and praising I spent hours with God through Keiths music. My heart was deeply grieved that my mother did not know Christ yet. The purity and conviction of Keiths music prompted so much growth in me. Weeping as I listened to How can they live without Jesus connected me to the Fathers heart as all the songs did. By the grace of God my Mom received Jesus about 2 weeks before she died. I am still moved when I listen to any song of his~I know all the words by heart! The life God brought to me and my family continues! NO COMPROMISE. The word is COME PROMISE! Let it be so. He who promised is faithful! Glory to God!
Laurie Holstein (Guest) 07/23/2013 14:02
I was a teenager with a young daughter at a very low part in my life. I meet a man through a jail ministry that my brother was involved in. He came by my house a couple times a week to take me to church. It was in the early eighties and he had a station wagon. It would be completely packed with people on our way to church. The music would be blasting out the speakers. It was there that I was introduced to Keith. He inspired me so much. When I would feel that things were so bad and I didn't know where to turn, I would put Keith on and cry out to Jesus! His music helped me to get through some rough times. I still love listening to his music. He was truly a servant of good.
Dana Goodman (Guest) 07/23/2013 14:35
I call Keith's music my birthday music. When I got saved in 1993 someone gave me several cd's and that's all I listen to for hours for several years. His message and his music helped to diciple me in those early days of my salvation. They also gave me a glimpse of what my furture walk with God would hold. I loved his book No Compromise. I wanted to be all in like Keith! He still ministers to me after all these years. When I listen to his music now I'm taken back to the time when it was all new to me. So special.
Andrea (Guest) 07/23/2013 15:09
Keith Green entered my life in the Summer of 1986 when I was 11 years old. My father had recently passed away of a malignant brain tumor that March at the age of 33. My mother was a 33-year old widow with 5 children (1 girl; 4 boys). I was the oldest and my youngest brother was 18 months old. My mother was a believer but understandably experienced a deep depression when my father died. My mother had been listening to Christian radio, as she did often, and they played a few Keith Green songs in his memory.

Shortly after that we had his Live Experience album in our home; playing in heavy rotation. During one of the darkest moments in my life, the passing of my father, Keith Green's music touched my young heart in a way no other singer, Christian or secular had or has presently. We had the Live Experience as an album, a cassette tape and now I can enjoy Keith Green at work and home everyday on the various new media we enjoy today. He remains my all time favorite artist. His songs bring me to my knees, crying out to The Lord of the universe for a new heart, a new mind and to conquer the world for Christ.

When Keith Green died in the summer of 1982, I was 7 years old. Thirty-one years later, my 7 year old is now listening to Keith Green. When I listen to Keith, I can hear the urgency, the cry in his pure singing voice for people to get to know Jesus. His music remains timeless and I rejoice in knowing that my father knew The Lord when he died. My father was a music lover, connoisseur, historian of sorts, heavily into jazz at a point in his life. I've often wondered if Keith and my dad have hi-fived one another in heaven. :)
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