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FAS Announces New President

Posted on | March 6, 2014 | 3 Responses

Stan & KatyIn a specially called worship service on Saturday, March 1, 2014, the Chairman of the Board of the Francis Asbury Society (FAS) announced the appointment of Stan Key as the new President.

Stan and Katy Key come to FAS after 10 years of missionary service in Paris, France, and 18 years of pastoral leadership at Loudonville Community Church in Albany, New York. Joining the FAS team a year ago, Stan has contributed to the ministry of the Society through preaching, teaching, writing, and more recently, serving as Director of Operations. He also serves as Spiritual Dean with the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and serves on the board of One Mission Society. He travels and speaks in churches, retreats, conferences, and camps both here and abroad. Katy also serves in many capacities at his side, and they come to FAS as a team. Katy is the daughter of the founder of FAS, Dennis Kinlaw. Stan and Katy have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. In accepting the new appointment, Stan spoke about the identity and purpose of the Francis Asbury Society:

God raised up FAS to proclaim the one Name given under heaven by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). Our calling is first and foremost to promote the name of Jesus, not to propagate a doctrine, perpetuate a tradition, or promote a personality. However, as the name of our society reminds us, we are to do this in a specific context. Francis Asbury devoted his life to spreading Scriptural holiness over the land. The blood of Calvary and the Spirit of Pentecost make possible a life where victory over sin is a reality and one is enabled to obey the Great Commandment to love the Lord with all our heart and our neighbor as ourselves. In accepting this call to leadership I want to live according the watchword of Nicolas Von Zinzendorf who said, “Preach the Gospel, die, be forgotten.”

Outgoing president, Ron Smith, will remain with the Society until April 30, helping with the transition and assisting in development. Smith has accepted a call to serve as Senior Pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Turnersville, New Jersey, and will be moving there to devote himself to his new assignment. The chair of the board of directors expressed deep appreciation for Smith’s valuable service and strong leadership to FAS during his tenure as president.

The Francis Asbury Society appreciates your prayers and looks forward to serving the local church, pastors, missionaries, and the broader community here and overseas through its ministries of publishing, conferencing, and providing speakers and teachers.


3 Responses to “FAS Announces New President”

  1. Anna Leung
    March 6th, 2014 @ 10:35 pm

    Stan, we congratulate you and Katy on your appointment! (Rachel was the one who broke the news to me and John, with much excitement… she’s still your fan.)

  2. Janice & Ed Cowie
    March 7th, 2014 @ 11:55 am

    So happy for you,so sorry we had to give you up.

  3. Tim Gerardi
    March 7th, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    Congratulations Stan, Jesus is on the move!!
    Our Love to you and Katy.
    Tim and Tammy

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