Pastor Mike Keating is living proof that an encounter with God can change a life. Having left home at 14, he lived as a street kid, gang member and petty criminal under a false identity. During the midst of the anger, violence and grief, Mike experienced a miraculous and life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ that dramatically changed the direction of his life. Today, by the grace of God, Mike is an influential leader who has inspired and continues to inspire many thousands of people, both locally and globally.
Mike attended the National Bible College in NSW, where he graduated as Dux of his year with the highest academic average in the history of the college. Mike’s gifting is preaching and teaching and he believes in always learning, growing, and digging deeper into what God meant then, and what He means to you today in your own circumstances. For more than 30 years Mike has been serving God wherever he's been sent. This has given him influence, not just in the Church, but also Australian politics and, in fact, in ministries all over the world. Some of his spheres of influence include Harvest West Bible College, Teen Challenge, Australian Christian Churches, Australian Christians and Family First WA.
Mike’s current focus is building his dream team of leaders to assist in creating a genuine faith-filled culture effective in reaching the contemporary needs of our community, and generating an environment of engagement, enthusiasm and encounter. Mike is currently completing his Masters in Ministry Degree at Harvest West Bible College, where he also teaches.
“Mike Keating is a dynamic communicator of the gospel and a real gift ministry to the body of Christ and especially in coming along side and equipping leadership. Mike Keating is a pastor to the pastors and God's anointing is very evident upon his life and ministry.”
Pastor John Warwick- Past National Executive Member and Former State President