Keith Russell has been Senior Pastor of Westside Baptist Church since January of 1997. He is a native of Oklahoma, where he attended Oklahoma Baptist University and graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and in 2006 he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Westside he pastored five churches in Oklahoma.
Bro. Keith is passionate about preaching God’s Word and leading people to know and grow in Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Judy, were married in 1971 and have two children, Jeremy and Keisha. Jeremy is married to Jaime and they are the parents of Keith and Judy’s two grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden. In his spare time, Bro. Keith enjoys being with his family, working in his yard, and following his favorite sports teams.