Dr. Steve Keith

Dr. Steve KeithProfessor, School of Divinity

Discipline: Chaplaincy


  • D.Min., Denver Seminary
  • M.Div., Bob Jones University Seminary
  • M.A., Air University
  • B.A., Bob Jones University


Dr. Steven E. Keith serves as Director of the Center for Chaplaincy at Liberty University. In this capacity, he orchestrates the Center’s mission of educating and equipping over 800 chaplain students to be Champions for Christ. Dr. Keith serves as the Chaplain Endorser of Liberty Baptist Fellowship, endorsing over 400 chaplains to the U.S. Military. Finally, he serves as a chaplain for Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry of Samaritans Purse for our military veterans.

Formally, Chaplain, Colonel Steve Keith (USAF Ret.) served as an Active Duty Air Force Chaplain from 1984-2014. Notably, as Director of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center (AFCC) he led the Congressionally mandated inauguration of the new Center for Chaplaincy and orchestrated inter-service education for the Army, Navy, and Air Force Chaplain Corps. Additionally, he served as the Commandant of the Air Force Chaplain Corps College and was responsible for the education and training of all Active Duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants, ministering to 800,000 military personnel and their families worldwide. Distinctly, Chaplain Keith served in 19 assignments worldwide and deployed several times to the Middle East, most notably to Iraq where he received the Bronze Star for exceptional ministry while under fire. Chaplain Keith was ordained to the ministry in 1981. Chaplain Keith is married to Delta (Johnson) Keith and they have five children and two grandchildren.