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 singer, songwriter, retreat & conference resource

Vestavia Hills, Alabama  (615) 496-8115


About Keith...

Singer, songwriter, retreat leader--Keith Elder has spoken and performed for thirty-plus years in a wide variety of church, conference, and community settings. While serving local churches in North Alabama, first as a youth director then as a pastor, Keith continued to write and record, play small concert venues, and provide leadership for special events. As of July, 2020, he is officially retired from pastoral ministry, which makes him even more available to sing and speak for local churches and special events.


Keith has recorded seven full album projects, with his latest, "Mine that Mountain," being released in August, 2014. He has numerous new projects in the works including "Good Life" (due for release, Fall of 2021), and an accoustic Christmas project. Besides many theme songs for camps, service organizations, and special events, he has also written and produced several small-scale musicals.


Keith's songs are life/people songs crossing the lines of Christian, Folk/Americana, Musical Theater, and contemporary Bluegrass. When asked about his genre, he likes to say that he just writes what come out on a given day. These days he is shooting for an honest word, a compelling story, and a fitting musical form to carry the message. No doubt, his favorite songwriter quote comes from the legendary Roger Miller: "Songwriting is easy. It's like taking candy...from a bear."


Because the new songs continue to surface, Keith's concerts and Sunday morning messages-in-song are ever-evolving, but all include songs that ring true, stories that draw the listener in, and food for thought works on people long after Keith has left the building  If you hear echoes of James Taylor, John Denver, or Larry Gatlin, you won't be the first.  


Keith and his wife Jean have been married 42 years and currently reside in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. 

  "Mine that Mountain"
(August, 2014)
  "Love 'n Life"
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