Pastor Keith S. HackettPastor
Pastor Keith S. Hackett, from Louisville, KY. Pastor Hackett and First Lady Tanisha come to GNWBC from Greater Salem Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, where he served faithfully as their Senior Pastor for 16 years. Before becoming Sr. Pastor at Greater Salem, Pastor Hackett served as Director of Thurmond Coleman Sr.’s Family Life Center for First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown, KY.
While in Louisville, Pastor Hackett was active in numerous community and civic activities and organizations. Pastor Hackett was a recurring speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a Life Member of the NAACP, an officer and member of the Louisville Urban League Youth Professionals, and an officer and member of the Baptist Fellowship Center Board. Pastor Hackett also served a tenure as the Dean of Education for the J. L. Roberts School of Religion.
Pastor Hackett was bi-vocational while serving as Greater Salem’s Senior Pastor. Pastor Hackett served as a Senior Executive in the Louisville Metro Government, where he managed million-dollar budgets and supervised hundreds of people with Louisville’s Department of Public Works for 18 years, and currently serves as the Facilities Manager for Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD). While working with Louisville Metro Government and MSD, Pastor Hackett obtained numerous certifications, completed voluminous hours of extensive executive, and continued professional education training. He was also affiliated with numerous professional organizations and associations.
Pastor Hackett is an alumnus of Ball State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources. He was also a Ball State University football team member during his college matriculation. Pastor Hackett has also completed hours toward his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Pastor Hackett and First Lady Tanisha are the proud parents of two sons (Jaelyn and Keith II) and two daughters (Ronnee and Brenda), and a grandson (Nolan).
Pastor Hackett was installed as GNWBC’s Senior Pastor on Sunday, January 16, 2022.