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Twelve years ago Keith Loomis followed God’s call to join the Collegiate and Student Ministries team at the State Board of Missions. Keith brought an amazing wealth of knowledge and passion for youth ministry to our work and perhaps more importantly a deep, deep love for youth ministers and church youth workers–those who have given their lives to reach and disciple the future leaders for the church. In those twelve years we laughed, cried, talked and debated in our efforts to help Alabama Baptist churches reach and minister to students. Keith spent countless hours with youth ministers, pastors, church youth councils–all in an effort to maximize Great Commission student ministry efforts. His impact will be felt for generations to come.

Keith walked his journey with cancer with more grace and dignity than you can ever imagine. He never wanted this to be about him but rather about what God was doing through him–all of it pointed to God and His goodness and grace. He was amazing.

He loved his wife and boys–they were his pride and joy. He loved his church and church family and he LOVED Auburn football. It feels really strange this morning here in the office–knowing that he is gone. But knowing that he is finally at home–free of pain, cancer, treatments, drugs–and sitting at the feet of Jesus makes our sadness somehow bearable.

Please join hundreds and hundreds of ministry partners and friends as we celebrate the life of Keith Loomis and pray for his sweet family in the days ahead…

Arrangements will be announced at alsbom.org/keithloomis when known.

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