Steve & Valarie Keating
Steve and Valarie are Florida natives and met during middle school. They both trained as teachers in university, and when the Lord began to stir their hearts toward international missions, Steve continued his education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. They love serving the Lord together in their church, their community, and at home with their family. They moved to Ireland in 2014 to support Irish church planting. Steve has a passion to help ministers of the gospel thrive as they lay down their lives for the glory of Christ and the good of His church. Valarie enjoys sacrificially caring for their children and other moms as she daily strives to live out the gospel in their home and community. The Keatings are part of a young church plant in Cork, Ireland, where they teach, disciple, and support the Irish leadership. Steve and Valarie have four children, Shane, Aisley, Ellie Jane, and Callaghan, and they are sent out from Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, as part of the Immanuel Network of missionaries and church planters.