Rev. Kathy O'Keeffe serves as pastor of Kingdom Life Ministries International in Roanoke, Virginia where she was called into the ministry in 1977 under the leadership of Dr. Lorraine Alston. A dynamic and inspiring teacher, an ordained prophet and minister of God’s present truths, Pastor O’Keeffe has yielded her life to fulfilling the vision of developing a mature people “fitly joined together ...unto the edifying of itself in love.”  (Eph 4:16).

She believes in making the Word practical for everyday living as demonstrated through her teaching and through her pastoral, personal, and financial counseling.

Rev. O’Keeffe serves as the international head pastor of Kingdom Life Ministries, Ghana, where she oversees four congregations.  Kingdom Life Ministries International has supported the building of three churches in this area and sends mission teams to Ghana several times a year which focus on leadership development, teaching, and demonstrating the power and love of the Kingdom of God.  Rev. O’Keeffe has also instituted a microloan program within the Ghanaian churches so members can be empowered through entrepreneurship.

Rev. O’Keeffe holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hollins University and a Doctorate of Theology from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary in Tampa, Florida.   She has previously served as secretary and Board member of Roanoke Area Ministries, as Vice President of the Board of Total Action Against Poverty, and as a member of the Diversity Initiative Advisory Board at Hollins University.  She is currently a member of Rotary International and board member of Community High School.

She was one of the founding board members of Kimoyo LTD., a non-profit organization birthed out of the desire and vision of Kingdom Life Ministries International and St. John’s Episcopal Church, to build a new model for community interaction and shared responsibility which would serve as a bridge across social, cultural, religious, and racially diverse communities.  During the last ten years, Kimoyo LTD. has built a 35-bed hospital with pharmacy, lab, and minor surgery capacities in Zebilla, Ghana.  It has also established an internet café and business center for the villagers and developed a microloan project to assist local women.  Rev. O’Keeffe was instrumental in developing and procuring funding for educational programs on cultural diversity offered through Kimoyo LTD. for Roanoke Valley schools and other organizations.  These programs bring African culture to life through history, storytelling, dance, music, and art and help young people of the Roanoke Valley learn to appreciate the uniqueness of their cultural heritage and their position in the world as global citizens.  Kimoyo LTD. currently provides cultural workshops in eleven Roanoke Valley schools on a weekly basis.

Rev. O’Keeffe serves as Executive Director of Cultural Arts for Excellence (CAFE), a project of Kingdom Life Ministries International.  CAFE, an after-school program in the heart of Northwest Roanoke, serves as a creative center for music, drama, dancing, steel drumming, and many other expressions of the arts for middle-school students.  CAFE complements these activities with strong mentoring and tutoring programs. The goal is to develop healthy self-esteem, to equip young people with the tools they will need for success, and to model and develop the character traits that will insure a high quality of life as they make a positive difference in the community and world in which they live.

Her heart lies in seeing all people united and walking in the Kingdom, empowered with the fruits of their full destiny, being witnesses to the light and life of God, good for the healing of the nations.


2002 Mercer Avenue, Northwest
Roanoke, VA 24017
(540) 345-6676

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 am     Intercessory Prayer
9:00 am     Sunday School
10:00 am   Morning Worship


Wednesday Evening
6:30 pm      Intercessory Prayer