Keith Swartley has had a heart for Muslims since first befriending them in the old town of Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa in 1983. Since then Keith has enjoyed learning from and sharing with Muslims in Turkey, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, London, and Philadelphia. Keith hopes to one day retire in the Muslim world, but until then, he plans to continue motivating Christians to reverently and gently share the love of Christ with Muslims around the corner or across the globe.
Keith and his wife Ethel, an English as a second language professional, have two daughters: Margaret and Charis. In addition, their family has often included international students from Asia and Latin America whom they have hosted for up to two years.
From 1993 until 2002, Keith was on staff with the U.S. Center for World Mission outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keith worked with churches and universities training and leading short-term mission teams (including ten trips to Turkey). One of Keith’s major projects since 1992 has been the development of this course, formerly titled Perspectives on the World of Islam.
After September 11, 2001, in response to national and international needs, the course quickly became his main ministry focus. In the summer of 2002, the Swartleys joined Caleb Project in Littleton, Colorado, to further develop Encountering the World of Islam. In 2007 EWI and other Caleb Project programs came under the ministry of Pioneers.
As a part of his ministry, Keith continues to teach in Encountering the World of Islam and Perspectives on the World Christian Movement courses as well as in other venues. You can contact Keith at email@example.com.