The Lord tendered my heart toward him as a 14-year old attending a summer church camp. Only having attended church for a short while before then, it was the work at camp that gave me the desire to come to know Him personally later that summer. For many years, the Lord has given me different opportunities to serve Him all the while being single and working various secular jobs. I’m a member of Lancaster Independent Baptist Church in Lititz, PA, and I work in various ministries there. Helping other singles who desire to invest their lives in eternal purposes for the Lord Jesus was a thrilling opportunity to me to do through Triple S Ministries. And, despite getting married in 2017, the team agreed to allow me to continue to help!
I received the assurance of my salvation at the age of 17, and then headed off to Bible college where I met and married my husband. We have been serving the Lord full time for forty years, and for these last twenty-nine years my husband has pastored the Timberline Baptist Church in Manitou Springs, CO. We have 4 married children and 10 grandchildren.
While I was not raised in a Christian home, my mom was diligent to take my siblings and myself to Sunday School. It was in Sunday School that I heard the plan of salvation from my teacher each week, and one Sunday, on the way home, I understood my personal need for a Savior. That day I put my faith in Jesus Christ. I am currently a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Denver, PA, where I work with the teen department and fill in where needed when I am in country. For twenty years I practiced as a registered nurse both in the hospital and pre-hospital settings, but I am now a medical missionary, volunteering full-time with Medical Missions Outreach.
I was raised in a Christian home and have attended church most of my life. I remember as a pre-teen raising my hand in response to my need of salvation during an invitation at a Christian music concert. However, I do not remember anyone taking the time to show me from God’s Word how to be saved. It wasn’t until my first semester in Bible college, many years later, that I got the issue of my salvation settled. Praise the Lord! Today I am happy to be a member of Grand View Baptist Church in Beavercreek, OR, where I am the superintendent of the third-grade Sunday school department, co-teach in the first-grade Children’s Church for bus kids, and enjoy playing trumpet in the church orchestra. I also work full-time as a buyer for a western states utilities company in Portland, OR.
Pastor Keith and Karen Sweitzer
Pastor Keith Sweitzer and his wife, Karen, planted Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Denver, PA, in 1997. They continue to serve at MZBC, alongside Assistant Pastor Terry Redcay and his wife, Beth. Pastor Keith has given his full support and encouragement in the development of Triple S Ministries and provides the necessary leadership to guide in the decision-making processes. Mt. Zion is an independent Baptist church, and is the sponsoring church for Triple S Ministries. Please visit the church website to see What We Believe: www.helives.net.