Married Baptist Preacher with Daughter Charged With Murdering Three People in Pawn Shop – Tell Me Again Why Single Christian Women Should Only Consider Marrying Christian Guys? And How Parenting and Marriage Makes a Person More Godly and Mature??
This preacher is married, according to (Link): this source.
He worked as a Baptist preacher.
There are photos of him on most of these news reports: they say he’s only 48 years old, but he looks like he’s a very old 68. He’s fat and ugly, too.
And Christians keep insisting, all based on a tiny verse that says “be not yoked to an unbeliever,” that Christian women should only marry Christians.
Why the holy hell should un-married Christian women (who already out number single Christian males) bother with holding out for professing Christian mates, when these disgusting pigs turn out to be killers, child rapists, and drug addicts?
I wanted to get married, but remain single into my 40s because Christians taught me from the time I was a kid and teenager that Christians should only marry other believers, and that if I waited and had faith, and if I just wanted marriage badly enough, that God would send me a Christian spouse.
Well, that did not happen.
I am more and more convinced with each passing year of life that you have to base your judgement of a man based on his actions and character, and not whether he professes Christ or attends a church or works as a pastor.
(Link): Violence ‘extremely out of character’ for pastor accused in triple homicide, friend says
- Oct 10, 2013
By Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Bill Estep and Greg Kocher —
Keith, 48, of Burnside has been charged with three counts of murder and one count of first-degree robbery. Arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 16 in Boyle District Court.
Eugene Hollis, Keith’s former business partner in a Somerset pawn shop and in the Danville shop ultimately sold to Hockensmith, said he had known Keith for almost 30 years. Keith has been involved in ministry throughout that time, Hollis said.
Keith was youth minister at Main Street Baptist in Burnside for a period, then went to a church in Lancaster for several years before returning to Main Street as pastor about six years ago, Hollis said.
Keith is married with a young daughter, said Hollis, who lives in Somerset.
Hollis said he does not believe Keith committed the murders. Keith’s life has been focused on his ministry and his family, Hollis said, and he said he does not believe Keith would do anything to jeopardize either.
“It’s extremely out of character for him. He’s not a violent person,” Hollis said.
Hollis’ wife, Delois, said Keith is “a loving, caring husband, father, minister.”
(Link): Police arrest Pulaski Co. minister [Kenneth Allen Keith] in Danville triple homicide
DANVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A minister has been arrested in connection with a triple murder at a Danville pawn shop in September.
…Police say Keith is a pastor at the Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, and used to be a part owner of the store.
He is currently behind bars in Pulaski County, while Danville residents and business owners are glad police have made an arrest in the case.
(Link): Pastor charged in Danville triple homicide said his ‘heart was broken’ after deaths
By Greg Kocher, Valarie Honeycutt Spears and Justin Madden
Oct 9, 2013
Police on Wednesday charged a Pulaski County preacher in a Sept. 20 triple homicide in Danville.
Kenneth Allen Keith, 48, of Burnside was charged with three counts of murder and one count of first-degree robbery. He was transferred to the Boyle County jail early Thursday after initially being held in the Pulaski County jail, according to police.
… Michael Hockensmith [one of the victims] was a youth minister at a Baptist church in Mitchellsburg. His wife often helped him in the pawn shop. She also home-schooled the couple’s 9-year-old son, Andrew, friends said.
(Link): Pastor charged in Danville pawn shop killings
- Police say a south-central Kentucky pastor has been arrested and charged with murder in the Sept. 20 triple slaying at a Danville pawn shop.
The Advocate-Messenger said 48-year-old Kenneth A. Keith of Burnside was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with three counts of murder and robbery in the shootings at ABC Gold, Games and More.
(Link): Pastor arrested in 3 Kentucky slayings
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A church pastor was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the slayings of three people last month in a central Kentucky pawn shop that placed a nearby college on lockdown.
Police in Danville, Ky., said they arrested Kenneth A. Keith, 48, of Burnside on three counts of murder and one count of robbery after officers searched the Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside where Keith is the pastor, the church parsonage where Keith lives and Gold Rush Buyers, a jewelry store Keith operates in Somerset, according to a news release from the police department.
(Link): Pastor arrested for murder in Danville pawn shop triple homicide
- Keith owned Kings Corner Pawn shop in the same location as the ABC Gold Games and More shop, which is where the triple homicides occurred. Steve Devine, who co-owned the store with the now deceased Hockensmith said that Hockensmith once worked for Keith as a manager of his pawn shop.
Devine is stunned at Keith’s arrest because he thought he was “a stand up man.” He also said that he has no idea what the motive for these killings could be if Keith actually did what he is accused of.
Keith is a pastor of the Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside. He lives next door to the church.
… A woman who attended the funeral of the couple who was killed said that Keith was there, saying how the dead couple were such wonderful people and how horrendous it is that they were victims of this crime.
(Link): Arrest warrant details murder case against Baptist preacher
(Link): Kentucky pastor charged with murder
- A small-town pastor charged in a triple slaying at a Kentucky pawn shop had attended the funeral of two of the victims, offering condolences to relatives who say they’re now sickened by the arrest of the man who seemed to be a sympathetic mourner.
Kenneth Allen Keith, pastor of Main Street Baptist Church in the south-central Kentucky town of Burnside, was arrested Wednesday. Authorities said Keith has been charged with three counts of murder and one count of robbery following the Sept. 20 triple slaying in Danville, a small college town.
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