President Keith T. Evans
Reverend Keith T. Evans is the Pastor of the Greater Mt. Eagle Baptist Church located in the beautiful city of Racine, Wisconsin. The Flint, Michigan native attended Northwestern High School where he was a two-sport letterman for football and baseball, graduating in 1986. Keith was the recipient of the Optimist Club Scholar-Athlete Award the same year. Upon graduation, he attended Southern University Baton Rouge, where he majored in Electrical Engineering. After one year of studies at Southern University, he accepted the call to ministry. His love for God, coupled with his passion for the people of God led him to Nashville, Tennessee to receive formal training at American Baptist College. He preached his initial sermon on December 25th, 1991.
While at American Baptist College, Reverend Evans, a natural-born leader, the proud member of the Illustrious Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, not only excelled in the classroom but throughout the campus as well. For two consecutive years, he served as President of the Student Government Association and was one of the nation’s “Who’s who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.” Lastly, for two consecutive years, he was the recipient of one of the school’s top honors, The President’s Award of Merit. Reverend Evans graduated from American Baptist College in May of 1994. It was also in March of that same year that he was ordained. After completing the coursework at American Baptist College, he enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also pursued the GM/UAW Electrical Apprenticeship Program and became a Journeyman Electrician.
Reverend Evans became the Pastor of Greater Mt. Eagle Baptist Church in January 2002. Since coming to Wisconsin, Reverend Evans has been very involved within the city and the state in both the religious and civic sectors. In the Religious community, Rev. Evans is a Certified Instructor and Lecturer, for the Wisconsin General Baptist State Congress. He has also served in the capacity of General Secretary, for the Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention, Treasurer and Past Moderator, Southeastern Wisconsin Pastor’s Fellowship, and Former Chair, Religious Leaders Caucus of the Racine Interfaith Coalition. In August 2018, Reverend Evans became the President of the Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention. His Civic responsibilities include Member, Racine Housing and Neighborhood Partnership Board of Directors, Member, Racine YMCA Strong Communities Advisory Board, Member, Racine Pin-Hi Golf Club, Vice President, State Street Civic Association and former member of the City of Racine Board of Ethics. He is also a Member, Southgate Lodge #6 Prince Hall Affiliated.
Reverend Evans has lectured for the Young People’s Department and preached Late Night for the National Baptist Congress, USA, both auxiliaries to the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. He presently serves on the Board of Directors of the NBC USA and as Parliamentarian of the American Baptist College Alumni Association.
Married to the former Tonya C. Scott, also a Flint native, the couple is blessed with two beautiful daughters Jasmine and Michaiah.