FATEAC Dean Dr. Isaac Keita Gone to Glory

Updated: Janaury 27, 2012

“Early this morning, succumbed to liver failure,” reported Laura Livingston today from FATEAC (West Africa Alliance Theological Seminary), in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

“He is now in the presence of his glorious and deeply-loved God—singing in that wonderful voice of his, I am sure. Dr. Keita is no long suffering, but we are all left behind with broken hearts. ”

The seminary’s respected dean for a number of years, Keita had been recovering from cancer surgery. His health had taken a turn for the worse this week, Alliance workers report.

Under his able leadership, FATEAC trained dozens of Alliance church leaders to minister in Africa and served 14 denominations in French-speaking Africa. (Since it’s inception, the seminary has trained students from 18 countries and 48 denominations.)  Dr. Keita was also the Africa representative on the Executive Committee of the Alliance World Fellowship. Prior to his service at FATEAC, he was president of the national Alliance church in the Republic of Guinea.

Dr. Keita held a doctor of ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois).

“Isaac’s last hours were difficult,” said Laura. “And that has left a mark on those who were with him. Rachelle, his wife, is in shock.”

FATEAC staff members have been planning for a large celebration to take place January 26, officially inaugurating the new MDH program (a doctoral program in health). Guests are arriving from several other countries. School staff members are now trying to sort out how to manage the event appropriately.

“We serve a Father God who will walk through the valley of the shadow of death with us all,” observes Laura. “Please pray that He will be honored and we will be comforted.”


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