Kathy Keller

Kathy Louise Keller (born 1950) is an author, lecturer, church founder, and Christian theologian from New York City who has appeared on New York Times best seller list.[1] She is the wife of pastor Tim Keller of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church, which they co-founded.[2]

Kathy Keller (Kristy) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Mary Louise Stephens and Henry R. Kristy (Kristolich), a Westinghouse Electric Company executive and World War II pilot of Croatian descent.[3] Keller grew up in Monroeville, Pennsylvania with her four siblings.[4][5] When she was twelve years old, she corresponded with Oxford University theologian C.S. Lewis and their correspondence was later published.[6][7][8] She graduated from Gateway High School[9] and Community College of Allegheny County.[10] She then received a B.A. in English from Allegheny College in 1972[11] where she was active in campus ministry.[12] In 1975 she received a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) summa cum laude from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts where she met her future husband, Tim Keller.[13] They married shortly before graduation in January of 1975 at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Monroeville.[14] The Kellers helped lead a Presbyterian church in Hopewell, Virginia before moving to Philadelphia where Kathy Keller served as an editor at Great Commission Publications, and her husband taught at Westminster Theological Seminary. In 1989 the Kellers founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, a Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) congregation, which became one of the most influential churches in America.[15] Besides being a co-founder, Kathy served in various roles at Redeemer including on the Communication Committee and Assistant Director of Communication and Media and the editor at Redeemer. She has three adult sons.[16]

Kathy Keller has authored numerous theological books, including some with her husband, including: The Meaning of Marriage (2013), (a New York Times best seller[17][18]), as well as God's Wisdom for Navigating Life, Jesus, Justice and Gender Roles, and The Songs of Jesus. Keller has also published many articles, including pieces in the New York Times[19] and has been featured in various media sources including Christianity Today[20] and ABC News Nightline.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New York Times Best Seller List, August 2015, https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/2015/08/08/relationships/
  2. ^ Tim and Kathy Keller on Birth, Marriage, Death, and the Coronavirus, Fox News , Mar 12, 2020 https://radio.foxnews.com/2020/03/12/tim-and-kathy-keller-on-birth-marriage-death-and-the-coronavirus/
  3. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)30 May 2005, Mon, Page 19 (accessible on newspapers.com)
  4. ^ The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 31 Jan 1975, Fri, pg. 10 (accessible on newspapers.com)
  5. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)30 May 2005, Mon, Page 19 (accessible on newspapers.com)
  6. ^ "C.S. Lewis's Pen Pal, Kathy Keller" Christianity Today, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/november-web-only/cs-lewiss-penpal-kathy-keller.html
  7. ^ "Kathy Kristy Keller on ABC News Nightline" https://vimeo.com/43438185
  8. ^ C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children (Scribner: 1996)
  9. ^ Kathy Kristy, "Gateway Schools' Christmas Defended," The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 20 Dec 1966, Tue, p. 20 (accessed on newspapers.com)
  10. ^ The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)23 Jun 1974, Sun, Page 78, accessible on newspapers.com
  11. ^ Allegheny Magazine, Spring 2013 https://issuu.com/alleghenycoll/docs/alleghenymagazine-spring2013/20
  12. ^ Scott Finley, "The Jesus Freaks: Doing God's thing," The Campus (Allegheny College), Apr. 16, 1971, Vol. 95 Num. 4 https://dspace.allegheny.edu/bitstream/handle/10456/31914/The_Campus_Apr_16_1971__Vol_95_Num_4_.pdf?sequence=1
  13. ^ https://www.zondervan.com/author/2306/kathy-keller/
  14. ^ The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), 31 Jan 1975, Fri, pg. 10 (accessible on newspapers.com)
  15. ^ New York's New Hope: Christianity Today, December 1, 2004. Archived September 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ https://www.zondervan.com/author/2306/kathy-keller/
  17. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/2015/08/08/relationships/
  18. ^ Allegheny Magazine, Spring 2013, page 19 https://issuu.com/alleghenycoll/docs/alleghenymagazine-spring2013/20
  19. ^ "Redeemer Church Rejects The 'Hard-Line' Label", The New York Times, www.nytimes.com › 1998/02/15, Feb 15, 1998
  20. ^ "C.S. Lewis's Pen Pal, Kathy Keller" Christianity Today, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/november-web-only/cs-lewiss-penpal-kathy-keller.html
  21. ^ "Kathy Kristy Keller on ABC News Nightline" https://vimeo.com/43438185