“I repent of ever having recorded one single song and ever having performed one concert if my music, and more importantly -- my life -- has not provoked you into godly jealousy, or to sell out more completely to Jesus!”~ Keith Green
Keith Green, a passionate and influential Christian musician, was born on October 21, 1953, and tragically passed away at a young age in a plane crash on July 28, 1982. Despite his relatively short life, Green made a profound impact on contemporary Christian music. He started his music career in the secular music industry but underwent a dramatic conversion to Christianity in the 1970s. His deep faith became the driving force behind his music, and he became a trailblazer in the contemporary Christian music genre. Songs like "Your Love Broke Through," "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful," and "Asleep in the Light" not only showcased his musical talent but also carried powerful spiritual messages, challenging Christians to live out their faith with radical devotion and compassion.
Keith Green's commitment to ministry extended far beyond his music. Alongside his wife, Melody, he opened his home to homeless young people, creating a Christian community known as Last Days Ministries. He also authored a widely read Christian newsletter called "The Last Days Newsletter," which further spread his teachings and messages of radical discipleship. Keith Green's legacy lives on through his music, writings, and the lives he touched, serving as a reminder of the transformative power of faith, love, and a fervent commitment to Christ's teachings.