Rev. John K. Keen
Senior Pastor & Head of Staff
Our Senior Pastor, Rev. John K. Keen, is a native Floridian; he was born in Miami and reared in Orlando. John and his wife, Diane, honeymooned on the west coast of Florida, and their love for the area began at that time and continued to increase over the years. Rev. and Mrs. Keen have four children. The Keens moved to Tampa in July 2004, and Pastor Keen began ministry at Christ Central Church on August 1 of that year. Prior to this latest call to ministry, Mr. Keen served as a church planter and an organizing pastor in New Orleans, LA, as well as senior pastor for two churches located in Central Florida and Northern Alabama, respectively. Mr. Keen also served as a senior staff member (Minister of Outreach) for Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in suburban Baltimore, MD. Pastor Keen received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Speech Communications) from the University of Central Florida in 1984, and his Masters of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS campus) in 1990. Mr. Keen was licensed and ordained by the Louisiana Presbytery of The Presbyterian Church in America in 1988 and 1990, respectively. Currently, Pastor Keen serves as a member of the Examinations Committee and the Administration Committee for the Southwest Florida Presbytery.
Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Nick has been a ruling elder in the PCA since 2016. He graduated from the University of Central Florida, and is currently working on a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo. He and his wife, Catalina, have six beautiful children - Levi, Asher, Selene, Grace, Samuel, and Elijah. They are native Floridians and currently reside in Odessa. In his spare time, Nick enjoys playing music and powerlifting. Most of all, he has a deep passion to see believers of all ages come to full maturity in Christ.