By Michael Doran
David Keys was a member of Monbulk Christian Fellowship for 35 years and it’s pastor for the last 22 years so it is not unexpected that his passing has left a shadow over the fellowship. Fellowship member Mrs. Iris Schuurmans thanked the local community for their condolences.
“To the community of Monbulk and surrounding areas, we send a most sincere thank-you for the love and support that has been extended to us with the sudden passing on the 19th November 2018 of our beloved Pastor David Keys,” she said.
“We all have missed his presence and contribution so much and whilst our grief is still a little raw we have been so blessed by the many contacts made by so many gracious folk to extend condolences to us all.”
“David’s Memorial Service was standing room only as so many folk from the past decades came to show their respect and honour the man that had spoken into their lives over all those years. His impact has been profound and many found his manner reassuring and the grace he extended was sometimes challenging but always true and comforting.
The fellowship has announced that they have inducted Bruce and Lynne Laird to the pastoral role from February 10th.
“Bruce and David were colleagues together and have shared many ministry times together. Bruce and Lynne have a long record of pastoral ministry focused on the growth of individuals,” Iris said.
Monbulk Christian Fellowship Church is located at 84B Old Emerald Road, Monbulk and welcome anyone who might like to visit services at 10.00am on Sunday Mornings. Bruce is available to chat with anyone, whether or not you attend the fellowship, on Tuesdays at the Church Building and looks forward to being an active part of the Monbulk Community.