Keith Edwin Schooley grew up in the Detroit area. He attended Wayne State University where he began as a physics major and ended with an honors English degree. He worked as an editor for Gale Research, Inc. on their Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism series before leaving to earn a Master’s degree in New Testament Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He met his wife Cecile at a two-and-a-half week temporary job. The two of them have six children.
Keith has pastored a church in Brimley, a small town in Michigan’s upper peninsula; taught literature and biblical studies at William Tyndale College and at the Assemblies of God Central Bible College; counseled and taught at the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg, Pennsylvania; and presently serves in lay ministry at Ekklesia, a non-denominational church in Westland, Michigan.
The evangelical church has been trying to accomplish outreach for decades, employing a multitude of strategies, all with disappointing results. What's Wrong with Outreach is a deep reflection on what the Bible has to say about the Great Commission and making disciples, how discipleship relates to evangelism, what part spiritual gifts play, and how to reach out naturally and effectively.