Pastor Cassandry Keys, a native of the Mississippi Delta, has endeavored to live out her calling by allowing God’s love and compassion to flow through every facet of her ministry. Her ultimate desire is to be an active participate in the Kingdom of God on earth as God’s communities are empowered to live out the cultural mandate of good stewardship and healthy fellowship.
The journey in ministry begain in (1993) under the leadership of the late Rev. L. T. Keys, Sr. (Pastor of Hebron CME Church, Camden, Ms) and Presiding Elder Kenneth W. Carter (now Bishop). She was ordained Deacon (1993) by Bishop Marshall Gilmore, Elder (1994) & Full-Connection (1996) by Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. As an elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Pastor Keys has endeavored to positively impact the lives of parishioners in Mississippi: Zion Hill (Tchula), Love Chapel (Winona), Perry Chapel (Itta Bena), Shady Grove (Lexington), Jeff Chapel (Black Hawk), and Bethel (Coila). In Georgia, she was charged to pastor the emerging congregation at Tabernacle of Praise (Duluth) and later transferred to Israel Temple (Jackson). In Alabama as pastor of Welcome Chapel (Hobson City, Al) and associate minister of Taylor’s Chapel (Pritchard, AL). In California: Davis Chapel (Richmond) and St. Peter (El Cerrito). She was assigned to Bunton (Spartanburg, SC) in August 5, 2015. Further, her witness continues as she also serves as Presiding Elder of the Winston Salem-Greenville District comprises churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, & Virginia. Pastor Keys fully asserts that it does not yet appear what God will do as she yields her life to the will of God in service to Davis Chapel CME Church and the North Richmond Community.
This “Southern Rose” has not neglected to “study to show” herself approved for this audacious ministerial dispensation. The pursuit of academic excellence is affirmed by successful completion of Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting (Belhaven College, Jackson, MS), Master of Divinity (Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA), and Masters International Finance (University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL). She has been honored with numerous awards and honors but none compare to the blessing of seeing relationships restored and lives renewed as she yields herself to call and will of God in this season. Her ultimate desire is to be an active participate in the Kingdom of God as God’s communities are empowered to live out the cultural mandate of good stewardship and healthy fellowship.
Pastor Keys honored to be the mother of two daughters (Samantha & D’Atra) and the granddaughters (Lauryn & Korbyn). Pastor Keys affirms: “God who began a good work in each of us will perform it until the coming of Jesus the Christ” (Philippians 1:6).