Pastor Jim Keil
Senior Pastor
jim@newhopemcpherson.com

Favorite Childhood Memory:  I had a wonderful childhood, full of many great memories.  So….it is hard for me to pick one out of so many.  I guess I would have to say….summer evenings, playing outside as an elementary-age student.  We lived on a cul-de-sac and would often play hide and seek or baseball outside, until finally, Mom called us in.  We would come in covered in sweat, dirt, and grass stains, sad that the day was over, but looking forward to the next!

A Verse that has Encouraged Me:  Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Favorite Movie:  The Passion of the Christ   But, I also like Patriot, too!  I have even been known to watch Emma, and Pride & Prejudice with my wife!  lol

Favorite Thing to do on Saturdays:  Sleep in!  Also, anything with the family – work outside, work on the Camaro, go to Salina or Wichita…

Personal Info: Pastor Jim is married to Michelle (‘89) and they have two children, Mark (’93) and Laura (’95). McPherson has been their home since 2002. Jim has a BA in Pastoral Ministries and a Masters of Divinity degree – both from ORU. Michelle has a bachelor of science in nursing and works in pediatric intensive care. Jim has been in the ministry since 1985 and has served as a Youth Pastor, Christian Ed Director, Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor. He has a love for studying and proclaiming God’s Word, and seeing people saved and growing in Christ. Jim’s hobbies include: anything family-related, running, classic cars, and wood-carving. He also enjoys studying – especially history and science.