Proverbs 11:30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;and he that winneth souls is wise
Keith was born in New Orleans, LA to the late Lee Roy Singleton and Ida Mae Joseph Singleton. He was the eldest of nine children. Two of which preceded him in death - Kent Singleton and Kennedy Singleton.
On March 9, a kingdom soldier transitioned to glory. However, not without leaving a profound mark on the lives of countless people. Keith's desire was to love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, strength and to love his neighbor as himself. Certainly, he was not perfect, however, he lived his life striving to be more like Jesus every day. I believe one of his prayers would go something like this: Lord lead me in your truth; please remember not my sins; do pardon my guilt and may integrity and uprightness preserve me, Lord. Like David, Keith was a man after God's own heart. So, with a part of one of his favorite scriptures in James 2:23 where reference was made to "Abraham is a Friend of God", he would insert his name.
The bible says in Roman 2:11"God is no respecter of persons" and that is how Keith related through his evangelistic lifestyle. He would give his all and loved with all his being. He had a great passion for evangelism but also for education. He attended several universities (just to name a few) New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina Central, & Mercer University.
Keith pastored for a while when he resided in New Orleans. While residing in Georgia he led bible studies; assisted Mending Minds Ministry(now known as Upon This Rock) with church growth; established a Boys to Men ministry; and worked with men ministries focused on getting men caught up in drug addictions and alcohol abuse back on track through Christian based ministries like Ambassador for Christ; and evangelizing through preaching and feeding at the men's shelter named Peachtree & Pine. Then he established the Deliverance Residential Treatment Center as result of Ambassador for Christ closure. Many men's lives were positively changed and their families. At Changing A Generation, he inspired so many through evangelism; instructing ministry training classes; prison ministry; intercessory prayer; and orchestrating whatever fundraiser was needed to get a bus load to the FGBC conference.
Even as his health began to decline, it never stopped his passion for winning souls. His discernment was no less while sitting in a wheelchair than it was him standing on the battlefield. His smile and genuine concern for God's people transformed so many lives. Even at the New Jerusalem Adult Day Center he attended.
There is so much more that could be shared about this passionate man of God (like his preaching & teaching) could leave you so torn up in laughter yet walking away with relevant truth. I will end with what impressed me most about him when we met, which resulted in our 20 yrs. of marriage. Upon teaching a bible study, he shared passionately how he desired to be granted the opportunity to have his three younger children join him in GA before they were all grown. He wanted to be a part of their lives. Understand this, there were not many men, (at that time), who dared to care for their children and serve Christ. He possessed both! Now if that is not admirable; I don't know what is.
Rest on thy Good & Faithful servant, rest on!
Keith is survived by his wife Jeanette Singleton; children Lynisha(Kia)Welis-CA, L'Shantey Wells-LA, Aviza (Anthony)Moore-FL, Kourtney Singleton-FL, Paul Singleton-FL, Kristian Singleton-LA; grandchildren Maddison Wells-LA, Anthony Moore, Jr-FL; siblings Kathleen Singleton-LA, Kenneth Singleton-LA, Karen Terrence)Alexander-LA,Kendra (Dana)Andrus1-LA, Keesha Singleton-LA, Kristie(Marcus)Campbell-GA; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Funeral service will be held at Changing A Generation on Saturday March 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM. Mr. Singleton will lie in state from 10:00 AM until hour of service. Interment is private. Services will be streamed live. Please follow link. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRjmVRVjc6ETubaExpB4DBQ
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