Drenda Keesee’s contagious zeal and humorous personal experiences help make her ministry of spiritual,
emotional and relational wholeness one that will bless your life and spark a new fire in your spirit.
A wife of over 30 years and a mother of five children, Drenda has ministered at churches, seminars,
and conferences, and through the mediums of television and radio, for more than 20 years.
Her books, The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think, and She Gets It are available wherever
books are sold. In these heartfelt books, Drenda shares her personal journey and the life lessons that
have brought her to where she is today, as well as practical answers that all people need to live a
Drenda and her husband Gary founded Faith Life Now, a ministry designed to spread the message
of freedom in the areas of finances, faith, marriage and family. Faith Life Now hosts conferences
worldwide, and sponsors both Fixing the Money Thing, which Drenda co-hosts with her husband
Gary, and Drenda.
Through their own life experiences, the Keesees have found the principles from God’s Word to be
powerful and effective. At one point, Drenda was a young, suicidal feminist with no hope of ever
being “good enough” for her own standards of perfection. She never wanted the “inconvenience” of
a husband or children, and she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to achieve
perfection and perform for love left her broken and used. She had success, but it was nothing compared
to the pain and loneliness it had also brought.
That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One
who accepted and loved her, faults and all. Since that transformation, Drenda has had a passion to
reach women who find themselves where she once was.
She married Gary after attending college, and there she found herself in a personal boot camp of
sorts. She says, “I cried and told God, ‘I can do anything but be a wife and mother.’” She committed
to learning how to do it God’s way. Through the many years of raising their children and struggling
to make ends meet, Drenda learned from their mistakes. “I didn’t know how to be a wife and mother,
but God saved our marriage, taught us how to parent our children for success, showed us how
to have financial success, and then irony of all ironies, He called us to ministry.” It’s truly because of
these life experiences that Drenda can now share so many insightful principles for people who are
now going through the same struggles.
Gary and Drenda pastor Faith Life Church in New Albany, Ohio and also are the CEOs of Forward