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Dr. Douglas Keenan, Minister of Pastoral Care


Doug and his wife Deb have been associated with FBC since their college days in the late 1970's. The congregation helped support them as Doug was completing his Masters of Religious Education seminary degree and while they were missionaries in Iowa.

The Keenan's returned to Austin in 1988 and Doug soon completed Clinical Pastoral Education training to work as a chaplain. This area of specialization led to a new relationship with FBC seven years later when Doug began work part time visiting the hospitals and home bound members.

This involvement was expanded to fulltime in 1997 when he became Minister of Pastoral Care.  His role continues to grow and now includes work with Senior Adults, Benevolent ministries and oversight of Adult Education focusing primarily on Sunday School. 

Doug's family has also grown over the years  with his wife, Deb, now an elementary school music specialist in the public school system and active with the choral program at FBC; daughter, Roxie, who is also a public school teacher in Austin; and son, Charles, who lives in Austin and works as a personal trainer.

Doug received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Truett Seminary in Waco in 2005 with a special emphasis on ministry to the postmodern generation.

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