Keith Wiederwax grew just outside of Philadelphia, in New Jersey and was saved as a child. He and Christina, met as freshman at (now) Cedarville University and were married just two weeks after graduation and moved to West Virginia. Christina took a job as a juvenile probation officer, while Keith found work with the U.S. federal government as a computer specialist. They also both got involved with a local crisis pregnancy center – Christina as a counselor and Keith serving on the board of directors.
Keith advanced at the Bureau of Public Debt using his business management degree, but when presented opportunity to become a manager, he felt the call to ministry. He left government and went to the Chicago suburbs to work with a children and youth discipleship ministry. Keith started at Awana Clubs International as their IT Director and, over nine years, also served in business development, operations management. In his time in international ministry, Keith worked with 109 countries to establish a more strategic and sustainable ministry. He was blessed to see firsthand what God was doing and what the spiritual conditions were really like in other countries. God grew Keith a bigger heart for missions. He didn’t hear a call to go, but to be involved and support missions however he could.
After Awana, Keith worked for Moody Publishers in downtown Chicago, helping to market books to church leaders. He was privileged to play a part with the mission-impacting book, “When Helping Hurts” by Brian Fickkert and Steve Corbett. After leaving Moody, he worked for Oasis International, working to get Christian books and bibles sustain-ably to Africa. He was able to travel once again to many countries in Africa while working with various book wholesalers and retailers.
Christina dove into ministry with their local church, including helping to launch a ministry to help people with their hurts, habits and hang ups – “Celebrate Recovery”. Keith was also active at church, helping to lead the men’s ministry and eventually serving on the elder board.
In 2015, Keith was introduced to World Team and became World Team USA’s first regional mobilizer in the Midwest. He had the privilege of researching Unreached People Groups in Chicago and the ministries serving them in preparation for launching a new ministry. He loves engaging with people, churches and ministries who have a heart for missions and playing a part in the journey of those interested in serving with World Team.
Keith and Christina wish to serve and support Canadian local churches and their missionaries. They feel privileged to be able to help grow God’s Kingdom by lovingly supporting those who are working to plant multiplying churches among unreached people groups around the world. To God be the Glory!!