Keith Decker

Black Oak Baptist Church, Kentucky
Evangelism Catalyst
Williamsburg Kentucky
Black Oak Baptist Church
July 31

About My Family

Keith Decker was born July 31, 1955, in Corbin, Ky., to John William and Hettie Mable (Walters) Decker. He became a Christian in 1971 at age 16 at Cedar Gap Baptist Church in Woodbine. He was called into the ministry in 1972 at age 17 and accepted the call while attending Greenland Baptist Church. He attended grade school in Whitley and Knox counties, graduating from Woodbine Grade School in May 1971. He went to Whitley County High School and graduated with honors in June 1975. In 1976 then attend Cumberland College, and later received a Doctorate of Divinity from Ohio’s Columbia University.
In 1974 he was licensed to preach by Mossy Gap Baptist Church. On March 5, 1976, at White Oak Baptist Church, Keith was ordained to preach. The next evening on March 6, 1976, he married his now wife of 41 years, Joyce Ann (Davis) Decker. Keith and his wife served as foster parents and then as adoptive parents. They have three children: one son named Terry and two daughters, Renee Joy, and Holly Angel. All three children are born-again Christians. Currently Keith is pastor of Black Oak Baptist Church and executive director of Cedaridge Ministries in Williamsburg, Ky. His wife, Joyce, and daughter, Holly, serve in the ministry as well as vice directors and Kentucky missionaries.

About My Ministry

Formed in 1993, Cedaridge is a non-profit Christian ministry, located in Williamsburg, Ky. Cedaridge provides food, clothing and other necessities and spiritual guidance to the poor and homeless in southeastern Kentucky. We also provide emergency relief to those in need as a result of flood, fire or other calamity. Counties we target are Whitley, Knox, Laurel, Campbell, McCreary, Scott and Bell.
It is the purpose of Cedaridge to help any and all individuals in need to the best of our ability. As a Christian ministry, we firmly believe that the Lord expects us to minister to others by satisfying both physical and spiritual needs. We help promote self-reliance by providing for families’ basic needs so they can more freely strive toward independence, spiritual fulfillment and better futures through Jesus Christ. Cedaridge ministers to thousands of people each year with an average of 300 souls each year receiving Christ.

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Fund ID: 010205-Decker, Keith