I am a speaker, storyteller, and author who strives to help people realize that the living Word of God is a reality – not a phrase. I actually hold to the idea that people can believe the Bible is not only true and applicable, but also fun, engaging, and enjoyable.
March 3, 1996 was the first time I stepped on a stage and “presented” a book of the Bible. I’ve been doing it ever since. And writing. And teaching workshops. And blogging. And creating courses. And…
I am husband to one, and a father to three. Oh yeah…and I think the world is a better place since the invention of coffee and ice cream (not necessarily in that order).
Slightly Longer Version:
I was born in California when my dad was going to Stanford, but only lived there until I was three. Then New York… Kansas… Spokane… Knoxville… Tacoma… and now Kirkland, WA (outside Seattle). Since my wife was born and raised here I’m guessing we’ll be here forever, which is cool with me.
After college I was a youth and worship pastor for six years (’91-’97). In the spring of 1993 I saw a guy (Bruce Kuhn) “perform” the Gospel of Luke and my view of God’s Word was forever altered. I had a chance to chat with Bruce, started internalizing whole books of the Bible, and launched That You May Know Ministries – now Keith Ferrin Ministries – on March 3, 1996 with my first presentation of the Gospel of John. More than two decades have passed since that night, and I can’t see stopping anytime soon.
A bit more than a decade ago corporate folks started asking me how I prepare for speeches – and deliver them without wetting my pants. Those conversations led to the birth of my corporate coaching site – Simply Communicate.
A few things I love: writing (bet that’s a surprise), movies, hiking, baseball, coffee, ice cream, and seeing the light go on in someone’s eye when they realize that the Bible isn’t boring.
A few things I love even more: Kari, Sarah, Caleb, and Hannah.
Keith Ferrin Ministries
(The church/non-profit/ministry side)