It was in the midst of the COVID shutdown that Logan Key and his wife, Kelsey, began to feel God was moving them to the next thing He had in store for them. So Logan stepped down from his six years of service as a family pastor, and launched into a journey to plant Refuge Church in Canadian County. At the time, he owned a window cleaning company.
“I grew up in Yukon, and was saved at age 7,” he related. “I graduated from Yukon High School, then went to Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., where I graduated with a degree in pastoral theology.”
Logan said at the heart of Refuge Church is the theme that “Anything less than Jesus is a weak refuge.”
“We exist for everyone to know Jesus and become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him,” he said. “Our vision is ‘encounter God, experience refuge.’”
Refuge Church is currently building a strong relationship with the elementary school where it is meeting.
“So far, we have supplied them with backpacks and school supplies,” Logan explained, “but also are pouring into the teachers by hosting luncheons, sending baskets of snacks, breakfasts, etc. as a means of encouraging and rejuvenating the staff and administration.”
As the church launched, the new members were building and expanding its circles through small groups, community outreach, interest parties and continuing to love on the school they will call home.
“We are working on growing/building relationships, so that Canadian County will be saturated with the Gospel,” Logan said.
The church is already supporting several missionary families.
“Refuge Church will have a missional mindset both locally and throughout the world,” Logan said. “We have embraced the vision of Send Network, and want to be a part of planting churches everywhere for everyone. That vision is both across the community and across the globe.”
Logan and Kelsey are parents of three children, Cooper, Clay and Kinley. Kelsey is a first grade teacher at a private school in Yukon and also a Christian life coach.
“We are a bunch of foodies,” Logan admitted. “Some of our best conversations as a family are around the dinner table.”
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Logan Key was featured in the 2022 Missionary Prayer Guide for Oklahoma Baptists. To see more information about his ministry, visit oklahomabaptists.org/cp