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Melford S. Keyes, son of Carl Outler & Patricia Keyes, born in Brooklyn, New York grew up in a loving household with his  mother Patricia as well as his now deceased grandparents, Melford C. & Laura J. Keyes. Mel gave his life to Christ as a young child and was baptized as a teenager at Mt Carmel Baptist Church.

At the age of seventeen he entered in the United States Air Force where he spent ten years on active duty.

Mel & the love of his life, the lovely, Kendra F. Keyes, have been married for 25 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Since June of 2005 Mel has faithfully served as pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, “The Place Where the Love of God Abounds Unconditionally And Worship Comes To Life.” Joshua House of Worship is a multi-cultural & multi-generational congregation of a few hundred, precious souls who love God and each other.

Mel is also the founder of the dynamic online radio station, "Joshua Generation Radio," and the author of “Hell ToThe Know, How To Get From The Hell You Are Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” This first book, published by Xulon Press is about the essentials of discovering and living a life based on God’s predetermined vision.

His studies include an associate degree from the United States Air Force in instruction methodologies, an Associate of Arts in Cross Cultural Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Theology from The Baptist University of the Americas. He also has a Master's of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from The Dallas Baptist University.

Mel’s vision for his life is based on a three fold cord of : Ministry, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.


     To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making ministry.


     To empower armies of disciples through life transforming entrepreneurship.


     To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ-centered, servant leadership.


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