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Pastor Keith Carpenter
Pastor Keith Carpenter
Three years ago, Keith Carpenter (now lead pastor for Epic) found himself in full-time ministry as a college pastor for a church in Winona, MN, loving every minute of it.
couldn't have imagined leaving until a series of God-inspired events led him to consider something impossible: the idea of planting a church.
In a yearly meeting with his
head pastor, Keith
was asked what the next step for his
couldn't really think of anything, he
loved ministering to college students so much.
Shortly thereafter, Keith
had a dream.
In the dream, he
went through a town with a team of people dedicated to sharing the message of Christ.
was able to speak with elderly, homeless, and a young woman, explaining how Jesus forfeited his
Deity by entering this world in human flesh to become like humans.
spoke of how Christ gave His
life as a sacrifice to forgive sin in order that men and women could experience the beauty of a reconciled relationship with God.
After hearing the epic gospel story, the woman pleaded with Keith
to come back and share the story with her
father, a man of influence in the community.
went to the house with the team the next night and in front of a packed house explained the redemptive story of Jesus Christ again.
The entire town (which he
didn't even recognize) was transformed as Jesus Christ came to into people's lives, healing them of sin, brokenness, and hopelessness.
As things continued, Keith began to slowly consider that God might be calling him away from his life as a college pastor into a new place, a new city, a new form of ministry, the starting of a church...
God continued to confirm Keith's calling to move through many circumstances and many men in his
fasted and prayed and the calling got stronger, and he
asked a group of individuals to come with him.
Knowing next to nothing about church planting, Keith
and the others began the research process through books, conversations, and conferences and as Keith
began to pray about where to go, the Northwest and Seattle became evident as a place for a number of reasons.
Originally from Grangeville, Idaho, Keith
moved to the Midwest after meeting his beautiful wife, Kristine.
For 10 years, Keith
led a college ministry at a church in Minnesota, a position he
is a visionary known for his
creative ideas and burning passion to bring the message of hope and reconciliation of Jesus Christ into people's lives.
enjoys outdoor adventures, climbing, world traveling, driving fast, wrestling with his
boys, bouncing on the trampoline, and eating raspberries.
family deeply and is consistently amazed at the potential he
sees in people's lives.
Now serving in the role of Lead Pastor for Epic Life Church, Keith considers himself privileged to be a part of the amazing change God has in store for the Seattle Area.