Keith Pate has served Eastern Hills Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, as Minister of Music, since 2003. Keith holds a Bachelor of Music from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama (1984), and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky (1989).
For over twenty-five years, Keith has demonstrated his great love and devotion for working with children through directing younger and older children’s choirs and his frequent engagement as a children’s choir clinician throughout the Southeast United States. He has been a recurring curriculum writer for Lifeway Christian Resources and Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum as well as a featured clinician at Ridgecrest Music Week, Glorietta Music Week, and state training events in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Oklahoma.
Before his appointment at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, Keith served Anastasia Baptist Church of St. Augustine, Florida, as Minister of Music, for 12 years.