Ketric Newell literally burst into the world and onto the ministry scene with a vivacity that is truly God-given. From first to third grade, Ketric's teachers thought he had a hearing problem because he was so loud; it turned out he was just overloaded with energy and expression! Ketric was diagnosed with a reading disability later in his childhood, but he didn't let that stop him. In a Moses kind of way, God showed Ketric how he could have an awesome impact on the people around him because of the disability he wanted to hide.
For the past five years, Ketric has been serving as youth pastor at LifeChurch.tv In Edmond, Oklahoma, working with more than four hundred students a week. He and his wife, Ashley, and two dogs recently moved to Nashville, where Ketric is now a youth pastor at CrossPoint.tv. Ketric first picked up the Bible at age thirteen and realized it was the first book he'd ever read and actually understood! From there, Ketric attended weekly Bible studies and, without ever hearing these verses and passages analyzed before, stood up and spoke about what he thought the verses meant. Soon after, Ketric was asked by teachers and leaders to speak in front of various audiences.
Ketric's work in the Christian church really launched after taking care of his father, who had been diagnosed with cancer. After assisting his father for eight months, Ketric visited LifeChurch.tv and was asked to become a youth pastor. He called home for support from his parents and during that phone call, he learned that his mother had recently accepted Christ in her life. Soon after, his father was healed from his cancer.
He loves speaking to young people and twentysomethings at retreats and camps. Even though he's still in his twenties, Ketric has a strong passion for ministering to men and women of all ages. Enjoy watching and experiencing Ketric's moving deftly between roaring laughter and a serious confrontation of God's truth.
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