Cork & Munster, Ireland
Steve and Valarie are Florida natives, and they have four children, Shane (2006), Aisley (2008), Ellie Jane (2013), and Callaghan (2015).They love serving the Lord together in their church, their community, and at home with their family. Steve and Valarie have enjoyed serving people through teaching in public and Christian schools, leading Bible studies for youth and adults, leading church small groups, and serving at Christian summer camps. In 2011, they moved to Louisville, Kentucky, so Steve could attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he studied missiology.They moved to Ireland in 2014 to serve church leaders with the real hope of seeing churches multiply. Steve has a passion to help ministers of the gospel thrive as they lay down their lives for the glory of Christ and the good of His church. Valarie enjoys sacrificially caring for their children and other moms as she daily strives to live out the gospel in their home and community.The Keatings are leading a Serge team that is beginning a new work in Cork, Ireland, with the goal of encouraging Irish pastors and church planters to see gospel-centered churches multiply across the entire island and see new leaders trained and encouraged.Steve and Valarie are sent out from Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, as part of the Immanuel Network of missionaries and church planters.Steve is a coffee guy while Valarie prefers tea. Both are available in abundance in Ireland.
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