Alabama Leadership
Keith Pugh

Dr. Keith Pugh

State Director, Alabama
Pastor Keith Pugh began ministering to legislators, policy makers, and other political public servants years before he joined with CapMin which is one of the reasons he is the right man to lead the discipleship Bible study to Alabama’s lawmakers and constitutional officers.

Already well known at the Alabama State House, Pastor Pugh has felt a burden for public servants for many years. He was a frequent visitor to the Capitol where he led a Bible-teaching ministry. He ministered one-on-one to legislators, judges, and constitutional officers, and, as well, provided prayer and biblical counseling.

Pastor Pugh is an expository, exegetical teacher who teaches one book of the Bible, one verse at a time. He explains the intent of the biblical texts, the meanings of original Greek and Hebrew words, the context, and the author’s intent. Next year, he will build on this year’s material and begin his teachings with 1 Peter 1:6.

Pastor Pugh earned a master’s degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and has 35 years’ experience as a senior pastor in Alabama churches. He currently serves as associate pastor in senior adult ministry at the First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Pastor Pugh and his wife Teresa have been married for 44 years and have three grown children and 13 grandchildren. His two sons are pastors and his daughter is married to a pastor. Pastor Pugh was a wide-receiver at the University of Alabama and played on two national championship teams under the legendary football coach Bear Bryant.

Pastor Pugh is enthusiastic about building the discipleship ministry to Alabama’s legislators and policy makers as CapMin’s ministry leader.

“I wanted to join with Capitol Ministries because this is a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people who make such a big difference in our lives and affect our culture,” he said “I strongly believe a godly presence is needed in the seat of government so lawmakers are seeking the Lord. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge and all understanding. It’s important that they have that foundation in their lives.”