Tony Keith Sr. is a native Washingtonian, and a product of the DC Public Schools system. He is an ordained Elder at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church, Washington, DC, under the pastorate of Pastor Rodney L. Carter, Jr, and First Lady Cherese Carter, honoring the retirement of Archbishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr., Founder, and Dr. Susie C. Owens, Co-Pastor Emeritus.

Pursuing the call on his life, Elder Tony graduated from Calvary Bible Institute, Washington, DC receiving a Certificate in Biblical Studies, and a Certificate in Ministry. Elder Tony has a Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. He has an undergraduate degree in Christian Counseling from National Bible College & Seminary, Ft. Washington, MD. He has extensive study in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and he is also a Certified Christian Life Coach, Light University, Forest, VA.

Elder Tony has a great love and heart for serving others. His level of commitment to service does not wane or waiver whether serving those whom God has promoted to the high pinnacle in ministry or serving those who just need a helping hand.

He is a published author. Faith For Fiery Trials, Volume I: Men
Impacting Men With Real, Raw and Relatable Stories is a first of its kind book collaboration with all African American, Christian men sharing their stories from a very vulnerable and transparent heart space. Elder Tony is also a co-author in the Black Men Succeed Ebook. He has been featured in the Courageous Man Magazine.

Elder Tony is a natural motivator and spends a great deal of his time conducting marriage and family counseling. He is a gifted communicator and has a personality that draws people to him. Elder Tony is married to Lady Starlean (Lyons) Keith; they are a blended family and the proud parents of four children and six grandchildren. Elder Tony says his grandchildren add years to his life and life to his years.


The mission of Tony Keith Ministries (TKM) is to provide hope and to assist you in creating new emotional, developmental, and spiritual paths for your life. Whether you are married or single, maintaining healthy relationships leads to a more fulfilled life.

Yet, many of us have developed habits that cause our relationships to end in failure and frustration.  The time to learn how to show up in a different way in your relationship is now because relationships begins with you!


TKM features intense sessions in personal development and relationship building.  Consultation consists of participating in a complete assessment of the couple’s relationship. The length of time for couples’ sessions is determined and driven by the issues that bring the couple into counseling.

TKM offers pre-marital counseling services. This service includes a thorough assessment of couples’ strengths and areas for growth. The counseling includes an assessment of expectations of a marital relationship, communication skills building, conflict management, discussions on sexual intimacy, physical and personal growth, and the role of spiritual centeredness in the relationship. The primary emphasis of the counseling is driven by the issues that are most relevant for the couple. This is a reality based preparation for couples who want to establish a long term committed relationship.