I was first introduced to Christian recording artist Keith Green in 1978, through a fellow student at Broadview Academy, who sent me a tape with “Asleep in the Light” on it. I began subscribing to his Last Days Newsletter with issue number two or three. The first album of I got was “So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt,” which he was offering for freewill offering. I was looking forward to seeing him in concert in Providence Rhode Island in the fall of 1982, but he died in a plane crash on July 28, 1982. Some months later we attended the memorial concert held in Providence, at which his widow, Melody, presented the mission message that was on his heart at the time of his death.
In subsequent years my brother Dan was also to become interested in his music and the newsletter, which continued to be produced by Melody. Dan was bit by the mission bug and went to the ministry training school in Lindale, TX, and that’s what took him to the Holy Land for the first time, where he fell in love with the place and the people.
A couple of years ago I replaced my worn cassettes with CDs, and introduced my kids to Keith’s music.
Today, Houston Chronicle has an article about the anniversary of his death, update on what’s been going on with his wife, and plans for release of additional recordings. I hadn’t followed the ministry in many years, so I was very surprised to read of Melody’s divorce from her second husband.
Albums, with samples.