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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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Carter Shotwell (Guest) 07/25/2013 21:55
I have been worshipping to Keith's music for 30+ years, I did so today. He is still the best Christian artist in my book. His music is challenging, thought provoking and moving. I have been in the ministry for 32 years and currently serve at a large church in the Dallas area. I write the Bible study lessons for small groups and refer to his music often in the lessons
My kids know all of his music because every time we went on a road trip they heard me signing it. My son is a musician and has said that Keith's music has influenced him. I am eternally grateful to you and Keith for your ministry in my life. I can only imagine the impact he would be having if he were still alive and I am amazed by his impact even after his home going. Keep carrying his message and I will continue to introduce others to your ministry.
Karen Howard 07/25/2013 21:57
I was introduced to Keith's music by a Christian friend. It changed my life...really touched my heart and soul. I became a born-again Christian in 1977, so Keith's music was some of the first worship music I was introduced to. It still is a big part of my walk. The No Compromise book is a treasure also. Sometimes I feel as if he is making more of an impact today that he did all those years ago. That is the work of the Lord! I mourned for years after he and his children passed away. I had a hard time with it then, and I still do today. I love the Green family!! God bless you and your family, Melody!
RandM (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:00
Hard to believe Keith's been with Jesus for 31 years!! For me - it wasn't just about Keith. It was about Melody - the woman who lost her husband and two of her children, and still trusted in her Beloved. I was newly married back then and I couldn't imagine surviving such a terrible loss. My new husband and I listened to Keith sing the songs on "Songs for the Shepherd" before he died - and even more afterwards. But we watched Melody, after losing a husband and two children, live out the faith those lyrics (some of them hers) taught us about Jesus.

It was such an innocent time - the picture of Keith and Josiah is a picture of the simpler life we had in those days. But even today, I STILL hear Keith's songs on Christian radio and it brings tears to my eyes. I remember back to those days when I was a young wife, growing in Christ. I really believe that Keith's (and Josiah & Bethany's) homegoing had a tremendous impact for the Kingdom. Keith and Melody walked their faith on earth - and that faith was highlighted when the "ultimate" loss was suffered . . . and Melody went on with the babies and the ministry. That's faith in action - that's faith that works in the face of indescribable loss. Melody leaned on her Beloved and testified to the Truth of this Jesus we worship. Faith walked out - Hope in action. God Bless!!
Lindie Gibson Livingston MT (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:01
Thirty one years ago, I found myself a young single mother of a son. I played Keith's music all the time in our home; Christian music was a real sustainer to my lonely walk. Now I am 60, and my son 38, and Keith Green is and has always been one of my son's favorite Christian artists. Keith's lyrics were always so real and down to earth - just as Scott Wesley Brown's music was - and is... And after the Jesus movement of the 70's, when so many of us were saved, we all needed music with a meaning - to help us on our journeys of 'becoming....' so that we could integrate our Biblical foundation of faith in to our living realities of continuing on with Jesus. I still feel bad about the plane crash and remember exactly where I was when I heard about it. Keith's was a life cut short too soon, because he had so much 'heart' to offer the Christian community through the music industry - that so many of considered our well of life that we drank from as we continued our journeys of 'becoming'..... It's been 31 years, and in 1981 I started a cleaning business - with my influence coming from the name of Keith's recording lable PRETTYGOOD MUSIC, and my cleaning business is aptly named after his label and is PRETTYGOOD HOUSEKEEPING.... God bless us all - as we remember....
Mike Cattermole (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:12
I was saved in Nov. 1981 in a Baptist church in Pampa, TX. One of the first artists I heard after becoming a Christian was Keith Green. What a revelation. His music was not only heavily anointed but it told stories that made the word come alive like nothing else. What a blessing it was to know this man through the music he produced and allowed to flow through him. I am a Christian dramatist and mimist today and much of what I do and present is directly from the words of this gifted and Godly servant. Thank you Keith and I know some day we will get the opportunity to meet on the other side. I love to introduce young audiences to the music and words of Keith Green and it amazes me still how so many are left weeping at an altar because of a song from Keith that I was blessed to present in human video form. Powerful...powerful...powerful!!! Thanks for letting me share Melody.
Sandra in Ga (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:23
My youth minister husband introduced me to Contemporary Christian Music, concerts, outdoor music festivals and Keith Green was one of our favorites. I remember where I was when I heard that Keith, two of the children and family friends had been killed in a plane crash. Dinner was quiet that night at our house as we we so sad for not our own loss but for such a light to the world to be cut short. We had one child and I was pregnant at the time. I could not even wrap my head around the pain Melody had to be feeling. Later I would learn that Melody too was pregnant. In the last two months of my pregnancy I had to be put on bed rest. I lay in bed hour aftr hour and often I prayed for my sister, Melody to be strong and courageous. It was inspiration to follow her through the years as she demonstrated her strong faith and deep love for the world. Eleven years ago my husband was killed in a car crash. One of our 3 sons had just gotten out of the car moments before the deadly collision. I continued the ministry my husband was involved in and watched as all three of our sons have grown and matured into strong and faithful men. Now all are married. My ministry has changed and God has walked beside me into new and exciting faith places. Still I am grateful for the example I saw Melody Green set. Bless you and your ministry. I know it has not been an easy road but God's glory shines brightest through our broken places. Where we are weak He is strong.
Joseph Stephen (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:33
I grew up listening to Keith Green from the age of 6. His music has always challenged me and spurred me on. I'm now 42 and going on strong for the Lord. My favourite songs are "I Don't Wanna Fall Away from You", "To Obey is Better than Sacrifice" and "The Prodigal Son Suite". I now share Keith's music with my wife and eight children.
Frank M. in VA. (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:41
I first heard of Keith when I was stationed overseas in the Navy in Italy, around 1983. It took years to absorb his passing, at first I really didn't realize, but I heard. For a long time NOTHING was really available except his music, but really that was moving enough. Then years later I saw him on a video, maybe that one from the 700 club, it was simple & amazing, to me anyway. With the advent of YouTube, so much of him is now available to see. How fortunate we are to be blessed with the power of the Holy Spirit, still working through him! AMAZING! I could write all night about how awesome he was, but we ALL know that. I feel some kind of kindred Spirit with Keith, that is hard to explain. I been seeing the number 1224 for years, driving me nuts and one late night I believe the Lord revealed to me what it means, and my heart was ready to receive. Come to find out that verse John 12:24 is on Keith's epitaph. God again revealed to me that this is the foundation / secret / mystery to / of life. To me it's the most important verse in the bible. Unless we dye to ourselves (unless a seed first dies) and plant ourselves for the Lord to let grow, there will be no growth as a Christian. Dying to self is the hardest thing to do, but when we do we come alive in Christ. Keith was taking away, and perished in the flesh, but in that death, countless lives were changed, and his music was anointed forever. I love the guy, and that Kindred Spirit is just the Lord that we both know, that we all know personally. We're fortunate to have experienced what we did with Keith. I need to dig his CDs out, it's been too long, and once again be blessed. I could go on and on, and on. But noting last...except the Grace of God by which I Jesus.......I know that I......would....surely fall away.....except for GRACE, by which I'm saved! :0)
Charlene Bedard (Guest) 07/25/2013 22:45
I loved Keith's music and played it for hours daily. My children were young at the time and it never occurred to me that they were paying any attention. When they became young adults they told me that they had to get Keith's cd collection. They told me that they loved his music because I played it all the time when they were little.
Laurel Friedl (Guest) 07/25/2013 23:03
I was given some cassette tapes - homemade ones - of Keith's music when I was a young wife and mother, I don't know exactly 197_, but it was 'No compromise' and 'So you wanna go back to Egypt'. I about wore them out. I never saw him or knew much about him or had real copies of his records til later. If I was washing dishes and singing and dancing along, the words would move me to tears, either conviction or worship and I would have to stop what I was doing and just pray. I played those songs on my guitar all the time. I still love them. I remember where I was the day the plane went down - and it was my husband's 28th birthday. Melody, I never followed the last days ministry after he was gone, but I have read enough to know that you have carried on passionately. The words of his songs still pop into my head from time to time, and they still challenge, convict, or draw me into worship - and when I hear one on the radio there is an ache in my heart. I still want to - need to - be more like Jesus.
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