Here we are… our inaugural post!

Welcome to “Grace to Live’s” inaugural blog. We are excited to launch our new radio slot! If you are already familiar with us, then you may have been on this one and a half year journey with us since we kicked off our radio show, Sunday mornings at 10 AM on KFAX, 1100 AM. Now we have expanded to include the original slot plus this Monday through Friday slot at 7 PM.

Who are we and why are we here? “Grace to Live” is the radio ministry of Hillside Church in San Jose, CA. Our aim is simple. We want to be instruments in the Redeemer’s hand to be used by Him to change this world one soul at a time with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This broadcast is part of this larger kingdom effort and ministry. And part of our effort is to extend the the Bible teaching we do from South of Gilroy to North of San Francisco up to 6 days a week. Monday through Friday we can be heard at 7PM. Sunday mornings you can hear us at 10AM. The sermons you are hearing are previous sermons that have been preached that have been edited for our half hour radio broadcast. The sermons in our 10 AM Sunday broadcast are different from our sermons that you hear Monday through Friday evenings. And all of these sermons are different than what I am preaching on Sunday mornings at 9AM and 10:45AM.

Why should anyone listen to this broadcast, or these sermons? We believe that the Bible has something to say about every inch of thread that makes up the fabric of our existence. God’s word helps us make sense of our existence. We could not know God or find Him had He not graciously revealed Himself and His Son to us through His Word. We could not find salvation without it. Therefore, at Hillside Church and through this broadcast we teach the Bible, more or less asking and answering three basic, yet essential, questions with each sermon. What does the Bible say, what does it mean, and how do we apply it to our daily lives. It is our hope that these messages will encourage you as you seek God, seek salvation, or seek to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ.

Who is “Dr.” Keith Crosby? In reality, Keith Crosby is no one of consequence. I am a servant of Jesus Christ, who came to faith during his years in the resort/hospitality business and left industry to go into full time vocational ministry. I obtained my Masters in Divinity in 2003 in pastoral ministry and my Doctorate in Expository preaching in 2015. I’ve been married to Terilyn since 1990, with two grown daughters, Grace and Anna. My daughter, Grace is married to my son-in-law Ivan (she has a neat blog of her own here). Believe me, it’s worth a look, she was almost killed in 2016 and it chronicles what will be a 2 - 5 year recovery process. My daughter Anna works (surprise) in the tech industry right here in Silicon Valley. Anyway, I am the lead pastor at Hillside Church in South San Jose, California. My ministry began there in 2016 a little over 2 years ago. Welcome to this blog. Welcome to our broadcast. If I can be of service to you email me at keith@hillside.org. God bless you and ‘welcome aboard!’

What about future posts? After this first week, I’ll be posting twice each week, Monday’s and Thursday’s about various topics. Stop buy and give us a read from time to time! I’d also be remiss in not inviting you to church. If you don’t have a church home, or if you are looking for a church home, drop in and see us at 545 Hillsdale Avenue in San Jose. Until next time.

Keith Crosby