Pastor Keith Risner, pastor Edgewood Baptist Church Trenton, received the 2019 Darty and Dot Stowe Award at the 66th annual meeting of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio November 5. This was the 25th presentation of the award.
When Darty and Dot Stowe began their ministry with Mission Ohio in 1954, our candidate for this year’s award was born. He grew up in Southwest Ohio and then planted Edgewood Baptist Church in Trenton in 1982.
By God’s grace, Edgewood has baptized and discipled 820 new converts, partnered to plant multiple churches, nurtured and sent out around three dozen leaders into the gospel ministry. Pastor Risner leads leaders by hosting weekly a vibrant Community Leaders’ Fellowship. Now in his 38th consecutive year as Senior Pastor at Edgewood, Keith Risner continues to model faithfulness and fruitfulness.
Keith and his wife Debby will soon celebrate their 46th year of marriage. God has multiplied their legacy by blessing them with seven children they raised and sent out, each of whom remains involved in the local church. Love in their hearts continues to grow as God blesses them with the precious gift of grandchildren (27 and counting!)