Calvary Bible Church Calls Senior Pastor
February 13, 2020
We are thrilled to officially announce that Keith Doyle of Winnetka Bible Church has accepted our call to be the new Senior Pastor of Calvary Bible Church.
Our search committee has prayed, sought God’s leading, and worked diligently to bring us to this point. As a congregation, we have waited, and prayed, and cooperated with the search process over the past year. We shared our excitement as we met with Keith and his wife, Kerry, through hearing him preach and attending introductory meetings sponsored by the committee and the church elders.
We thank our church family for supporting Keith as he informed his congregation and made sure they would continue to be in good, capable caring hands as he and his family depart Illinois to become Packer fans. Keith will officially start as our new Senior Pastor on May 17, 2020. He will be joining us to preach during Sunday worship services on March 22 and April 26. Please save those dates to hear Keith’s excellent command of the Scripture and get to know his heart for the Word.
Keith, his wife, and their three daughters plan to move to the area in late Spring. Please pray for them as they consider housing, schools, moving plans, etc.
Born in Manchester, England, and raised by church-planting parents in South Africa, Keith accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 8. He was baptized at the age of 13 and felt the call of ministry on his life by the age of 18. Upon applying and being accepted to Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Keith traveled to the United States to pursue his education. It was during this time that Keith met his wonderful wife, Kerry, and in 1994 he received a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Ministries. He went on to receive a Masters of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2006 and is currently enrolled in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on track to receive a Doctorate of Ministry.
Keith and Kerry accepted the call of Senior Pastor to Cornerstone Church in Waterloo, WI in 2001 and faithfully served their growing church family until 2011. At that time, Keith was called to take on the role of Senior Pastor at Winnetka Bible Church in Winnetka, IL. By God’s grace, Keith and Kerry’s ministry has been blessed these last 9 years. Over these years of ministry, they have also raised three wonderful daughters.
Philosophy of Ministry
Keith’s love for the church has been evident from the first time we met him. He has devoted himself to training believers through biblically-saturated expository preaching. He has exhibited a heart that longs to see leaders mentored and equipped to shepherd the flock of God.
This heart for the leaders of Christ’s church extends beyond the borders of the USA. Keith partners with international church leadership training ministries like Brooklink, where he currently serves on the Board of Directors. We are excited to see what God has in store for Calvary Bible Church and the Doyle family as we serve together!
As stated above, Keith will have an official start date of May 17, 2020. This will give him the necessary time to transition the pastoral leadership at Winnetka Bible Church in a healthy, God-honoring way.
We have been humbled by God’s provision and encouraged by His faithfulness through this time! “To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” - 1 Timothy 1:17 (ESV)
We invite you to watch the sermon that Keith Doyle preached at Calvary Bible Church on January 12, 2020.