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Rev. Keith Cornfield, Pastor (retired)

Pastor Keith Cornfield grew up in a Jewish home in Southfield. In 1993, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Keith obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan (1983) and Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University (1986). He served in the mental health and substance abuse fields as a therapist and administrator for over 20 years. Keith also served as a ruling elder at First Presbyterian of Plymouth, where he led many Bible studies and a men’s group over the course of 10 years.

In his early forties, God led Keith to enter the ministry. After receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, he served as pastor of New Providence Presbyterian in Raphine, Virginia from 2010 until 2015. Keith and Dawn returned to Michigan so that Dawn could be close to her aging parents. Just prior to coming to Calvary in June of 2016, Keith served as Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian in Brighton.  Keith’s greatest passions in ministry are visiting, teaching and preaching.  He was a regular contributor to the late Lectionary Homiletics preaching journal; and was awarded the 2012 Goodpreacher award at the Festival of Homiletics.

Keith and Dawn live in Tecumseh, with their two black cats: Maya and Two Spot.  They love to travel, cook, and try out new restaurants. Dawn is a medical technologist in the Microbiology Department at Saint Joseph Hospital; and an avid Barbie collector and science fiction buff.

Pastor Keith believes in the authority, infallibility, and timelessness of the Bible. His preaching and teaching focuses not only on Scripture’s meaning in its original context, but its practical application in our lives today. At the center of Keith’s message is the Good News of forgiveness, salvation, and new life in Jesus Christ. Pastor Keith retired on 1/31/23 after 6.5 joyful years at Calvary Presbyterian.

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