The Making of a Pastor: Keion Henderson’s Journey of Faith

March 22, 2024
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Who is Keion Henderson?

American pastor, author, motivational speaker, YouTuber and social media star Keion Henderson, was born in Gary, Indiana USA, on 6 July 1981, making Cancer his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps known best for his YouTube channel ‘Keion Henderson TV’, which he launched on 10 November 2017, and which today numbers more than 300,000 people subscribers; all of Keion’s videos combined have been viewed over 30 million times, and most feature him and other pastors preaching.

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Education and early life

Keion was raised alongside his five siblings in Gary, by their father whose name remains undisclosed, and mother Gwen Scott; Keion and his mother are very close, and she can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures and videos. Most of Keion’s fans believe that his father wasn’t around while he was growing up, but none of these rumors have been addressed by Keion.

He studied at Central High School in Chicago, Illinois and was interested in several activities during his time there, including practicing creative writing, acting with the school’s drama club and running track. He matriculated in 1999 and then enrolled at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication in 2004.

He then spent two years serving at the Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church, and in 2006 enrolled at Faith Evangelical College, graduating with a Master’s degree in theology in 2008.


Keion’s career

Keion launched his career by working at the company Tax Solution, while he started preaching at churches upon earning his Master’s degree.

Since October 2009, he’s been a senior pastor at The Lighthouse Church.

Keion’s also an author, having published his book “The Shift: Courageously Moving from Season to Season”.

Most viewed YouTube videos

Keion’s mostly popular on YouTube for the videos which feature him preaching, but his fans also like him for his vast knowledge of The Bible and the advice which he often gives them, and which are mostly about living their lives in general. We’re going to cover Keion’s three most watched videos, which’ve contributed to his popularity on the internet.

His #1 video “Night of Expansion w/ Bishop TD Jakes – Part 1” has been watched more than 700,000 times since 19 February 2019, and features the preaching of Bishop TD Jakes.

Keion’s second most popular video “Dealing with Difficult People | When others make your life difficult | Pastor Keion Henderson” has been watched more than 500,000 times since 17 April 2018, and features Keion giving his fans advice on how to deal with difficult people.

His #3 most viewed video – “When God reverses the curse | Pastor Keion Henderson” – has been watched more than 450,000 times since 13 May 2018, and features him giving the sermon ‘God Reverse The Curse’.


Presence on social media networks

Keion’s active on various social media networks and is an Instagram star, as more than a million people are following him on the network today, while he’s uploaded nearly 12,000 pictures and videos; most of these show him during his everyday life, and are in one way or the other related to preaching.

Keion’s tweeted close to 25,000 times since the launch of his Twitter account in December 2009, and there are today nearly 50,000 people following him on the network; most of his tweets are motivational writings, while some highly resemble the things he says while preaching at church.

Keion’s also quite popular on Facebook, as more than 500,000 people are following him on this social media network, while he tends to update his account on a daily basis. He often uploads the same pictures and videos that can be found on his Instagram account, on which he occasionally shares the details of his everyday life.

He’s also active on TikTok, with close to 100,000 people following him today, while all his videos combined have amassed close to 500,000 likes; most of these feature him preaching, while others show him giving his fans advice on various matters.


Love life and relationships

Keion’s quite open when it comes to speaking about his love life in public, and it’s widely known that he was once married to non-celebrity American woman Felecia Henderson; she’s probably known best for having appeared in the reality show “Closet Chats”.

Keion and Felecia exchanged vows on 7 August 2010, and she gave birth to their daughter Katelyn on 18 July 2012; Keion was also the step-father to Felicia’s children Tynisha Marcel and Candis Clements, from former relationships. The two divorced in 2019.

He’s today married to American TV personality Shaunie O’Neal, and the two have featured each other in many of their Instagram pictures and videos; they exchanged vows in a private ceremony in 2022. Shaunie was previously married to American former professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, from 2002 through 2011.

Keion hasn’t spoken about other women whom he’s maybe dated, he’s married to his second wife Shaunie O’Neal as of March 2023, and has a daughter with his first wife Felecia Henderson.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Keion’s physically highly active, as he works out at the gym multiple times every week, thus his muscular body.

He’s become passionate about travelling, and being a pastor has taken him to most US states; Keion has also vacationed in a number of European countries, and his favorite city to travel to is Paris, France.

He enjoys listening to jazz and blues music, and his favorite musicians are Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Charlie Christian.

Keion’s a huge fan of Hollywood movies, and some of his favorite actors and actresses are Morgan Freeman, Tom Hanks and Katharine Hepburn, while some of his favorite films are “The Minute You Wake Up Dead”, “The Magic of Belle Island” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.


Height, eyes and wealth

Keion’s age is 41. He’s bald and has brown eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs around 175lbs (80kgs).

Keion’s net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million as of March 2023.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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