Gretchen Keskeys’ speaking and music ministry began with a prayer. She was raising her young children and watching the show “Intervention.” As she was hurting for these people who were deep in addiction and self destruction, she noticed they all mostly had the same background: Abused, neglected and somehow abandoned (often through parental alcoholism and drug addiction.) All were looking for value, love, security, peace. She would cry out to Jesus: “Oh if only these people knew You.” One day this turned into an earnest prayer as she knew deep in her heart she could minister to hurting people through her testimony of healing through Jesus Christ.
Gretchen asked for God’s will and help and He helped her use all her gifts to share her testimony through music and appearances. Gretchen has recorded three full length Christian albums: “Walking in the Spirit,” “Pure Hope” and her latest, “Words of Truth.” God has opened up doors for her to share her testimony and music with the exact people she prayed about. She is a regular worship leader with Prison Fellowship at Folsom Women’s Facility at Folsom Prison. She speaks and shares her music at churches, women’s conferences and events. She has appeared on Christian TV and radio including: “Babbie’s House,” CTN’s “It’s Time for Herman & Sharron,” Cornerstone Television Network’s “Real Life,” CTN’s “Bridges,” Dove Broadcasting’s “Nite Line,” WATC-TV’s “Magnify,” WREG-TV’s “Live at 9,” Atlanta Live and “Christian Music Spotlight,” plus prominent radio programs such as “Game Changers with Lisa Faulkner,” “The Long Version with Fletcher Long,” “Kingdom News” and “Debra Evans in the Morning,” “Corner Café Radio,” “Pastor to Pastor” on KFIA AM and many others. Gretchen has a BA Journalism from California State University Sacramento and studied for four years at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She has worked in television news as an associate producer, news writer and assignment editor at KOVR-TV and as a talk radio producer at KSTE-AM in Sacramento. She has had acting parts in television and commercials and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Gretchen has been married 20 years to her husband Randy who she credits for encouraging and supporting her ministry. He is a lifelong devoted Christian who also serves in ministry. They are blessed by three wonderful children, Ian, Megan and Grace, who is now in college. Gretchen is passionate about her relationship with Jesus. The gratitude she has for the great healing He has done in her life pours out in the songs she writes and the message she shares. Jesus has healed her mind which was once paralyzed in fear and depression. Since that time thirty years ago, she lives her life in a deep lasting peace and joy in all her circumstances. She sees Jesus continuing to mold her life and she remains humbly in awe of all He has done. – These are a few of her songs:
Don’t You Know (who you are child of God,) Then I Met Jesus, The Hope of Heaven