The Keyven Lewis Foundation
In the summer of 2009, Mr. Lewis made a conscious decision to rededicate his life to actively serving the Lord. This was spear-headed, years in advance, by a request from his good friend to become the chief financial officer of his soon to be newly created church. When he received the call from the senior pastor, he did not hesitate to renounce his membership at one of the Dallas-based mega churches to serve a spirited role at a much smaller start-up church.
Mr. Lewis quickly started to serve in additional leadership capacities (deacon and head deacon) at the church. After serving in this capacity for over a year, Mr. Lewis accepted his calling to preach the gospel and was officially licensed to preach in the summer of 2011. It was at this point in his life where he felt the need to give more to grow God’s kingdom but realized that his successful completion of obtaining two (undergraduate and post-graduate) college degrees had put him in a great deal of debt.
Having direct access to a Texas billionaire via a very close friend, Mr. Lewis was inspired by the Word of God to simply ask for a donation to relieve himself of his student loan debt so that he could give more to his church.
- Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Heb 13:16 (ESV)
- Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Gal 6:2 (ESV)
- Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Matt 5:42 (KJV)
This request was denied however that did not stop Mr. Lewis from wanting to provide the same type of one-time blessing (and new beginning) he was seeking to others despite not having the monetary resources to do so. This led to the creation of The Keyven Lewis Foundation, in September 2011, which is a 501c3 certified non-profit organization based on the before-mentioned biblical scriptures and the “Pay It Forward” principal.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psalms 37:23 (KJV)