Keitha Ogbogu

About Keitha Ogbogu

Keitha Ogbogu is the lead pastor at West Springs Church in Calgary, Alberta. A former teacher, she is passionate about the power of mentorship and especially enjoys encouraging young men and women who are called to preach, to speak and lead. Her pastoral work has affirmed her love for the nations, her pursuit of justice and, of course, her call to preach. She believes that the church holds the potential to transform neighbourhoods, cities and individuals when we get it right. She is married to Cyril and together they are raising two black princes, Samuel and Emmanuel.

Third Thursday of Advent 2019

By |2019-12-18T21:27:21-05:00December 19th, 2019|Advent and Christmas, Advent Reader, Advent Reader 2019, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: 2 Samuel 7:1-17, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Galatians 3:23-29 2 Samuel 7:1-17  The Lord’s Covenant Promise to David 7 When King David was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all the surrounding enemies, 2 the king summoned Nathan the prophet. “Look,” David said, “I am living in a beautiful cedar

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

By |2018-12-21T23:12:22-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-55 Micah 5:2-5 2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me     one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old,     from ancient times.” 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned     until

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Who is Canadian?

By |2018-01-30T09:20:39-05:00January 29th, 2018|Blog, Canadian Culture, Racism|

January 29, 2017 is a day that Canadians should remember. That day a man walked into an Islamic cultural centre and opened fire, killing 7 men and injuring 5 more. On that day 17 children lost their fathers. Let that number sink in...17 children lost their fathers. All this loss because those who were

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Mourning for what Breaks His Heart: Reflections on the Passing of Gord Downie

By |2017-10-24T20:18:48-04:00October 24th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Voices from the Margins|

I woke up on October 18th to the Canadian headline: Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip Dies at 53. It was evident that much of Canada seemed saddened by the news. My social media feeds were filled with messages

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From Invitation to Welcome

By |2017-05-08T22:41:35-04:00May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, In the Company of Women Conference, Leadership, Women|

They say the journey to the top is a lonely one. While that statement is meant to address most leadership positions, it is the ever present reality of women in church leadership. When a woman enters the pulpit at most moderate evangelical churches they are often the first or one of few women that

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