Keith Allen Pintar was born and raised in Miami, Florida in a musically and show business oriented family. His mother, Marie was the second violinist for the Miami Beach Philharmonic, performing for the likes of Sammy Davis Jr., Bobby Darin and many other stars. Keith’s father, Frank was a radio announcer and impressionist who performed in New York, Chicago and California.
World Turned Upside Down
When Keith was 11 years old, Keith and his family’s lives were turned upside down by the death of his mother, who died from complications relating to multiple sclerosis. As a result, Keith began dabbling with drugs and alcohol. As a rebellious but gifted young musician, he pursued the rock and roll music “dream” opening up for such 80s bands as — Cheap Trick, Joe Satriani, Great White and others. Seeking Rock Star “fame and fortune,” Keith became immersed in the music business as both a career and an escape.
Unhappy Despite Success
After many years of “climbing the music business ladder,” and achieving surprising success with Capitol Records, and extensive Radio Play in the Midwest, Keith realized he was utterly unhappy. He in fact eventually became suicidal through the lost world of “sex, drugs, and rock and roll.” In 1990, a broken and desperate man, he was put into a Christian Rehabilitation Center, “Faith Farm,” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by his family. It was there that he met Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. After staying at Faith Farm for 18 months, and eventually serving on staff there part time, he was called to be a local missionary at Fort Lauderdale Area Youth for Christ, working with broken, desperate teens. It was there that he met his future wife, Christy.
Fruitful Music Ministry
After spending several fruitful years at Youth for Christ, Keith joined the staff at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale as Youth Pastor under Pastor Stephan Tchividjian, Reverend Billy Graham’s eldest grandson. While on staff there, he also joined the praise and worship band, and occasionally led praise and worship in the absence of the Worship Pastor. About this time, his wife Christy also came on staff at the church full time. In addition to co-hosting a local radio show, and singing and playing guitar on several of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s CD/DVD Worship projects, Keith recorded his first Christian CD project entitled “Take It To The World,” that received local and national radio play. He then began to tour and minister through the songs God had given him — locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Assistant Pastor/Music Minister
In 1996, Keith responded to the Lord’s call to move his family to Colorado Springs, CO to join the staff at Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel as the Assistant Pastor/Assistant Praise Leader, and also to sign with the “Calvary Chapel Music” record label in Denver, CO. It was with the Calvary Chapel Music label that he released his second CD entitled- “Solid Ground.” The project featured such accomplished musicians as legendary drummer Dennis Holt (Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, Phil Keaggy, Ricky Skaggs, etc.) and harmonica player, extraordinaire — Darrell Mansfield (Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Loverboy, etc.).
Calvary Chapel Jacksonville Begins
After several fruitful years of ministry out west, including more radio play, opening for artists such as Phil Keaggy, The Newsboys and Audio Adrenaline, and singing at churches such as Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, CA, (Pastor Chuck Smith), Horizon Christian Fellowship, CA, and many others, Keith then again, in 1999, responded to the Lord’s call to move to Jacksonville, Florida to plant Calvary Chapel Jacksonville Church.
Music Ministry Expands
In addition to the blessings of serving as Senior Pastor/Worship Pastor at Calvary Chapel Jacksonville, Keith continues to minister through music locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally doing many concerts, outreaches, churches, jail and homeless ministry, school chapels, various conferences, and leading Praise and Worship at many churches.
Keith was also recently blessed to release his latest CD project entitled “Now,” which features pioneer Christian singers/songwriters/musicians — Kelly Willard, Paul Clark, Darrell Mansfield, and classical guitarist Rodrigo Rodriguez. “Now,” has a wide spectrum of musical styles.
Keith’s Testimony on 700 Club
“Glitter to Glory,” a testimonial of Keith’s life, was filmed, produced and televised by the Christian Broadcast Networks “700 Club,” with host Pat Robertson. Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Media Ministry and Television Studio also graciously provided additional assistance with the DVD project. Glitter to Glory:
CCJax Fellowship Ministers to Community
Over the years, Calvary Chapel Jacksonville has been blessed to become an extremely active outreach oriented church — fueled by The Holy Spirit — and Pastor Keith’s musical and evangelistic gifts. Church members minister weekly at various homeless shelters, jails, schools, hospitals and nursing homes in the Jacksonville area, as well as regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Music Ministry Outreach Information
If you are interested in having Keith co-labor and minister at your church, outreach, concert, school, program event, etc., please contact us at: Calvary Chapel Jacksonville, phone: (904) 998-1792, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or website: calvarychapeljax.com. May the Lord richly bless you!
“I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 89:1