Hall of Faith Class of 2014
Keith was saved October 30, 1960. A friend witnessed to him about Christ, and led him to Jesus. From the age of 13 Keith felt God had been speaking to his heart about ministry and at 17, as a senior in high school, he surrendered to full-time service. God opened the doors to preach and tell others of what He can do in their lives.
On June 9, 1972 Keith married Shirley Alice Waldrop, of Forest Park, Georgia. Keith is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in History, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master's of Divinity. He also holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Immanuel Baptist Theological Seminary.
First and foremost, Keith is an evangelist of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His purpose is to see the lost saved and to spur Christians to live as Christ. In preaching, Keith preaches to see the lost saved, Christians to become better disciples of Christ and to draw those being called to full-time Christian service (missionaries, preachers, evangelists, etc).
In addition, Keith teaches an End Times Conference which goes through the whole book of Revelation. It explores the connection between the Old Testament prophecies and Revelation.
Keith's unique ministry includes his "Pal", Homer. Keith and Shirley are both graduates of the Maher School of Ventriloquism, and Keith is a member of the North American Association of Ventriloquists. Keith effectively uses Homer, his dummy, to teach Bible stories and to present brief Gospel messages, especially reaching school age children and youth. Homer attracts adults and youth alike to the nightly revival services. Keith’s wife, Shirley, conveys Bible lessons using her “Pal”, Joy.
Fordham has led more than 1,500 revivals, traveling across the United States and Canada and to India. Prior to entering fulltime evangelism, Fordham served in various staff positions at churches in Georgia and Mississippi.