36, Musician; President, 10,000 Fathers Worship School
Keyes, an award-winning Christian musician, knows how to put on a good show. But the applause he’s heard at church services as a worship leader at Grace Fellowship Church isn’t always music to his ears. Rather than lamenting that today’s church leaders seem more focused on the production aspect of a sermon rather than delivering a powerful message, he says, he’s out to change it. Keyes is helping to develop next-gen church leaders to authentically inspire congregations by creating 10,000 Fathers Worship School, an immersive seminary school accredited through The Association of Theological Schools that will soon launch online. The father of four boys also finds time to lead sessions at conferences like Catalyst and Passion, making him one of the most influential voices in the faith-based events world.