For the third time this year, Baptist welcomes a dynamic, faith-based speaker to the Spiritual Treasures series. On Thursday, July 18, the Rev. Keith Norman takes the podium.
As senior pastor of First Baptist Church – Broad in the Binghamton area of Memphis, Norman has dedicated his career to serving and revitalizing that community. Norman’s leadership begins at the church door but extends deeply into his greater world. He led the completion of a $2 million Family Life and Worship facility in 2003 and the completion of a $6 million sanctuary and chapel in 2012.
In addition to leading First Baptist Church – Broad, he sits on the Baptist Cancer Center’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute advisory committee. He also serves as President of the Memphis chapter of the NAACP and has also served as Religious Affairs Chair. In addition, he serves as the Tennessee State Conference NAACP Religious Affairs Chairman and recently was elected to the Special Contribution Fund Board of Trustees.
A graduate of Morehouse College, Norman completed the Institute of Church Administration and Management Program at the Interdenominational Theological Center. He has received honors and studied community revitalization and church/corporate partnerships at Harvard Divinity School as well as the Invitation Strategies for Church and Community Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Norman is enrolled at Memphis Theological Seminary pursuing a doctorate in the Ministry Program/ Leadership. In 2012, Norman was awarded the “Champion of Change” award as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future Initiative and received the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Peace and Justice Award from Christian Brothers University.