Our Pastor


Minister Keith Vereen

Minister Keith Vereen

Minister Keith Vereen was born on January 2, 1966 at Fort Bragg, NC and is the 2nd son of Mrs. Ernest Lee Vereen and the late John L. Vereen.

On March 22, 1985 he was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Sigma Mu Chapter at Elon College, now Elon University. He has held membership in Theta Rho, Tau Gamma Gamma, Chi Mu and Psi Phi Chapter’s respectively.

Minister Vereen served in the United States Army as an Armor Crewman and Gunner on the M60 A3 Tank in the Third Armored Division, Federal Republic of Germany, an Airborne Infantry Squad Leader in the Eighty-Second Airborne Division at Fort Bragg NC and also in the Sixth Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Richardson Alaska, before volunteering for Special Forces and receiving training in explosives, demolition and Special Operations at Fort Bragg NC.

Education: He graduated Cum Laude from UNC-Greensboro where he earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work and Political Science. He studied law at Wake Forest University School of Law and holds a Masters of Arts of Religious Education, with a concentration in Christian Education from Carolina Christian College in Winston-Salem, NC. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry at Laurel University in High Point, N.C.

Associations and Accomplishments: He served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Bethesda Center for the Homeless. He is a Past Basileus of Psi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He is a Past Master of Red Rock Lodge #809 PHA in Walkertown, NC. He is a member of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP. On September 12, 2015 he was elected to serve as the Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Kernersville, NC.

He is married to the former Yolanda Renee’ Richardson on January 24, 1987 and they have two adult sons, Jonathan Keith and Jordan Kristopher.

His Greatest Accomplishment: Defeating cancer in 2010 through his faith in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

His Favorite Bible Verse: Numbers 30:2 – “If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.”