Our Story

Our story...

While Keystone Church is rich with history, we have chosen to print only a few of the highlights here. If you have a desire to have a more complete copy of our history, let us know in the office and we will be happy to provide one to you.
  • December 1991 - Keystone was established by Pastor Steve O’Dell, his wife and their young son.
  • Keystone grew steadily from a family of three to a congregation of close to 70 people by 1993.
  • Pastor Ken Gilmore was the second staff member hired in 1994 to run the Student Ministry and assist in other ministries.
  • November 1994 - We became a fully established Wesleyan Church in the East Michigan District of the Wesleyan Church International.
  • January 2000 - 7.5 acres of land on Saline Waterworks Rd. was purchased with cash and construction began on our new facility.
  • April 14, 2002 - Keystone’s building was officially opened on Waterworks Rd. and we ended the year with an average attendance of 215.
  • January 2006 – The founding Pastor of Keystone resigned to pursue a new ministry opportunity.
  • March 23rd, 2006, - The membership of Keystone Church voted unanimously to elect Pastor Ken Gilmore as the Senior Pastor.
  • October 2009, Keystone was invited to become a Strategic Partner of North Point Ministries in Atlanta, GA. and maintained that partnership until 2012. Our experience as a partner church helped us learn so much about reaching out to our community and develop systems for greater church health and growth.
  • From 2009-2010, Keystone’s average attendance grew to over 600.
  • September 2013 – Keystone launched our 3rd Experience at 11:40 AM
  • December 2014 – Keystone capped off the year with the largest Christmas Eve attendance we have ever experienced as over 1,000 people joined together in two worship experiences to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
  • April 2014 – Keystone once again experienced a first in our 23-year history with 1033 people in attendance at our three Easter Sunday worship experiences.
  • December 2015 – Keystone capped off another year with over 1,000 people in attendance at our Christmas Eve experiences and a $25,000 offering that was given away to missions work in Iraq.
  • March 19, 2017 – Keystone marks their 25th Year of Ministry.

Where we are headed...

What began in Saline with two disciples has grown into a church of over 1,000. In the past few years, Keystone has dealt with the challenges of a growing church. We are aiming to reach those who do not know Christ by growing strong leaders, expanding our auditorium, creating discipleship space, growing deeply devoted Christ followers, and creating resources to launch a second campus.

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Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:30 am and 11 am.