Pastor Roe grew up in a good Christian home right here in Montgomery County. He went forward during a church service and the pastor asked him if he wanted to be baptized, but he wasn't even saved. He struggled with his salvation until he went to college.
While at college a couple of boys witnessed to him. When he went home for the weekend, he read a book entitled “Death of a Nation” by John Stormer. At the end of the book was the author’s testimony about how he had grown up in church, was baptized, was president of the youth group, etc. but had never really trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour. This was a description of Tony's church life. Then there was the plan of salvation and the sinners’ prayer. So there in his dorm room, he bowed his head and asked Jesus to forgive him and be his Saviour. For the first time he had real peace in his heart.
He immediately felt a desire to serve the Lord and started to look for a Bible college to attend. He had to go home during the middle of the college week because he forgot something. He attended a prayer that night at his church and there was a missionary preaching. When the missionary found out that Tony was looking for a Bible college he invited him to ride back to Springfield with him to sit in on some classes. This confirmed his calling into the ministry and he enrolled Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. It was there that he met his future wife, Susan.
He has been faithfully serving the Lord in different ministry capacities through the years. He was called to be the pastor of Faith Baptist Church in October of 1995, where he has faithfully served ever since.
Keith did not grow up in a Christian home. He was invited to church by the youth group of Central Baptist Church in Ponca City, OK. After attending for about a year, Keith struggled with his abusive home life and was contemplating taking his own life. Before he could do anything, the Holy Spirit prompted him with the question, “Where will you go when you die?”. It was right then that Keith realized he was lost without Jesus. The next night, before the church service began, Keith asked to speak with his youth pastor. They met in a small room in the back of the church and that is were Keith asked Jesus Christ to be his Saviour.
A few months later, a missionary from Scotland came to the church. Keith felt the Lord calling him into full-time service. He surrendered and went off to Heartland Baptist Bible College a year after he graduated high school. It was there that he met his wife, Barbara. They have 4 children.
After serving in Scotland as a missionary, Keith had to return to the States because of visa issues. In June of 2020, the Lord opened the door for him to become the assistant pastor of Faith Baptist Church.