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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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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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k-y (Guest) 07/29/2013 22:44
i didn't yet know Jesus when some cousins invited me to their church youth group retreat. I definitely didn't fit in. The speaker "somehow" figured out that I was a big rock fan, and he had me run sound for him (a small portable cassette player, nuthin fancy). The 2nd night his message had been down on the messages/content of secular rock. The last night, he played four songs from Bob Ayala, Phil Keaggy, someone else, and Keith's Easter Song. I played it LOUD. Certainly I, and i"m pretty sure all the rest of us, had never heard Christian rock before, and we were all wowed! Me as a fan of Genesis and pre-pop Phil Collins, I noted how Bill maxwell's drum fills were similar to some of Collins' work. Within the next couple months I bought Ears To Hear and No Compromise, and finally completed meeting Jesus a few months after that. Those two LPs weren't just music, the messages played a fairly important part in shaping my understanding of what it was to follow Jesus over the next few years, and the LDM newsletters gave me even more solid food for thought. But if it weren't for the music, my path to Jesus would've at best been a lot slower. If Jesus could rock, I could accept Him.

My only interaction with LDM came just a few months before the accident, I needed some tracts for a pro-life booth at Johns Hopkins, and LDM took my call and sent some great pamphlets over.

15 years after that retreat, one of those cousins and I were back at that church, he had just started a contemporary worship time, and needed the sheet music for "Make My Life A Prayer". I had the silver Ministry Years songbook but in storage across the country, and I had my fiancee fax us the sheet music (faxes were still a big thing then), and it was blessed to realize that 15 years later, me and him, same church, Keith's music again, full circle, but this time we were ministering with Keith's music instead of being ministered to.

So glad the internet exists so i can thank you Melody and LDM members and alumni for this after all these years. A lot of Christian music has come and gone, but a lot of Keith's will be among the body of work that endures. Thank you all for being available and sacrificial for God to come through, through you. May you never cease to be amazed and surprised from Him.
k-y again (Guest) 07/29/2013 22:48
ps: end of 1st parag: my path to Jesus would've been not just slower, but shallower.
Michael, (Guest) 07/30/2013 00:21
After years of following Keith's music and reading the Last Days Newsletter, I'll never forget arriving at LDM in Lindale in early 1982 for the first ever Intensive Christian Training. After one day there, Keith visited the students at our "residence" and asked around how we were doing. I told him, "you guys never cease to amaze me", a reference to the stretching that was going on in my life. Just before I left to go back to California, Keith had the same type of meeting with the student and he turned to me and said, "how about you...are you still amazed." Apart from the church I have attended on and off for the past 35 years (stopping only when I moved out of the area) no single organization had such a dramatic impact on the foundation of my walk with Jesus as LDM and Keith Green's. I am absolutely certain that Keith has never been 'bored in heaven.'
Barry Bonifield (Guest) 07/30/2013 06:19
My brother told me about Keith Green sometime after I became Christian in 1975. I remember being struck by his sincerity, and then his willingness to share his imperfections. I still love the music. I pray that an Elisha might rise up and call the church back to seriousness in following Christ.
Suzi Fiegel (Guest) (Guest) 07/30/2013 07:57
As a young christian in the early-mid seventies, Keith's music brought me to a deeper and richer relationship with our Mighty God. His passion and directness to preach to all who had ears to hear both through his music and his life drew me closer to God. His music played through my life, house, car...where ever I was. I attended many of his concerts and must say that as God moved through Keith in his music, my relationship with God was taken to a level that challenged me to know God deeper and deeper. Jesus '76 was one of the concerts that I attended and Keith's ministry there has stayed with me to this day. As I go on now, more than 30 years later, Keith's music continues to play...his words ever challenging me to open my heart, open my ears, open up and let the mighty wind of the holy spirit move through and within all aspects of my life. Every Easter, where ever we are, usually on our way to church, either my son or daughter will say "Mom, do you want me to put in your CD so you can play Easter Song? This is the influence of Keith and in his obedience to God, that has touched not only our generation, but the ones to follow. My prayers to you, Melodie, to your family, to all those at LDM, and all involved for God's hand and holy spirit to ever guide you and bring forth His glory. As the inhabitants in heaven are singing, I am sure Keith is leading the choir, rejoicing at what they are seeing in your work. Keep on speaking to us, Keith, from your holy resting place!
Lynda Cray (Guest) 07/30/2013 09:07
I remember Keith first coming to Texas from California and later moving the ministry to Lindale where the Wilkersons also lived. He was a passionate communicator in both his lyrics and his concert message. I iwill forever carry the image of him, barefoot and bouncing up-and-down as he played the piano. It was impossible not to love him.

He challenged me as a be liver to not be mediocre. He held the average Christian life up to the light of God and I understood the difference between where I was and what Jesus had accomplished when he sang, "Jesus rose from the dead and you can't even get out of bed." Keith's coaching-style lyrics helped God develop in me the perspective-driven view I have of Christianity today.

I was a subscriber to the Last Days Newsletter and a beneficiary of the ministry's whatever-you-can-afford pricing of materials. As each new albumin was released, I meditated on the songs until they moved from my head to my heart

In the days of the outpouring on young people of the late sixty's and early seventy's, there were few music choices and few places to go that were safe from alcohol, drugs, and violence. The was one difference the Christian concerts made. And the love-offering concerts made it affordable for all. My only regret...that I never attended the Last Days Ministries School of Discipleship. And I wonder where people like the Wilkerson's grandson, who drove the old Chevy or Ford, and Leonard Raven hill are today.

Thanks to Keith Green and Last Days Ministries for being the mentor to so many of us. Today, I am still solid in the Word and God is touching lives through me. I only know a few, but one day in at the glorious appearing, I will meet the ones who I brought along with me.
Roberto (Guest) 07/30/2013 09:28
Keith was a good brother in the Lord. His songs still draw me to God's Throne. My wife, Griselda, introduced his music to our ministry when we were baby Christians.
Jesse Murphy (Guest) 07/30/2013 10:03
I met Jesus in the Czech Republic in 2001. The sweet sweet times that followed consisted of worshiping Jesus on a daily/nightly basis with some Keith Green CD’s that my parents had from as long as I can remember. I prayed the Lord would bring me a brother who also was known by the Lord (which He did in the flesh latter on...) but until that time, He brought Keith’s music into my life. I can/do still sing along to every track. Now I have 3 children on loan to me from Jesus... and guess what we worship the Lord to regularly... the music of my brother Keith Green! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to His children in the awesome gift of Him ministering to His children through the music He gave to Keith!
Jason Anthony Copperstone 07/30/2013 10:28
I came across Keith's music in the summer of 1989. At the time I was struggling with my faith. I remember getting all Keiths albums (for what I could afford at the time) and a wonderful letter from Melody encouraging me not to give up. I was struck by the lyrics of Keith's song 'Asleep in the Light', which for me as a Catholic was a tremendous wake up call. Since then I have still had many struggles and somehow I always end up turning to Keith's songs when I am at a low ebb. He has a song for every mood and ocassion. I now have two kids of my own and have just bought the Silver and Gold Albums which I intend to share with my family. Keith "you put this love in my heart" and although I did not get to know you in your lifetime you are forever in my thoughts and prayers as is Melody and the rest of LDM. God Bless you all
Cydney Newman Anderson (Guest) 07/30/2013 10:41
As I sit here, preparing to write, I'm listening to the song, IN CHRIST ALONE; until this song I did not feel that there had been a truly anointed song since the ones that Keith wrote (not saying there haven't been any; that's just my feeling).

I first heard Keith perform at a Christian nightclub called the Daisy in the San Fernando Valley back when I was a 17 or 18 year old brand spankin' new Christian. I'd never heard, and have not again heard, anything or anyone like him. I went on to see him many more times, even meeting him once; I remember seeing him perform at Van Nuys First Baptist, at Cal State Northridge; he performed at my church, Woodland Hills Neighborhood Church; and I owned many of his records. I always say he spoiled me as once I listened to his music, no Christian performer, in my opinion, even touched his passion, ability, words and anointedness.

The memory and impact of his music are inextricably conncected to my (then) new found faith and my rapid growth in the Lord. That was such a precious time and Keith's music is a very important part of that. I remember listening to his songs for hours and I and my friends knew every word, every inflection and musical change. We loved his music and his passion. I loved his deep commitment to approaching the music business with a generous spirit and his desire to try and not let it go to his head. I know he was not perfect but I absolutely know that no one tried to approach the music biz with as much purity and righteousness as he did. No one. I still miss his ministry to this day. As I was several years younger than he, I didn't fully appreciate how young he was when he died. I look back now in my 50s (gulp) and am amazed by how much this young man was able to squeeze into his short life.

Truly, one of the things I look most forward to in heaven, after hugging my grandma, is worshipping with him in eternity. Blessings on the Keith Green family and loved ones. May his memory always be a sweet aroma to you.
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