Sally Jo 08-20-72
Keith & Sally 06-12-93
Keith was born in 1971 to Bryan and Cheri Stensaas who were religious but lost. While serving in the U.S. Navy, Bryan Stensaas heard the Gospel for the very first time in Rota, Spain while attending a church started by an American missionary. During the first service he attended, he trusted Christ as his Savior. He later returned to the mission field, ministering to the military in Spain, Germany, and Italy. While living in Italy, Keith trusted Christ as his Savior at the age of fourteen - April 25, 1986. In 1989 the Lord called Keith to preach while watching the film "Sheffey" about the life of Preacher Robert Sheffey. At the same time, he surrendered to the mission field wherever the Lord may lead him. He attended Bible College where he met and married Sally Ward in 1993. After 18 months of deputation, they arrived in Uganda in February of 1996. They served in Mbarara, Uganda for one year with Keith’s parents before moving to Masaka, where God has enabled them to see eleven churches, a FM Christian radio station, and a Bible College & Institute established. Recently started is the Village Mentorship & Assistance Ministry.
Born in 1972, Sally was the fifth and last child born to her parents, Willis and Pat Ward. While attending the Christian school of their church, Sally trusted Christ as her Savior at nine years of age. During her teen years, she was very involved in the music program by playing the piano for various singing groups and also giving piano lessons. Sally graduated from Bible College in 1993 before marrying Keith Stensaas. Shane joined the family in March of 1995, being the only American-born child in their family. Stanley, Shae-Lynn, Shiloh, Skyler and Savannah are five more blessings that God gave to their family while in Uganda.
God has given our family a wonderful sending church, Capitol City Baptist Church, located in Austin, Texas. Behind every great church is a great pastor, and I count it a privilege to call Pastor Adam Thompson my pastor. He and his wife Kim are leading our church in Christian growth and outreach, and I believe that great things are in store for Capitol City Baptist Church.
If you would like more information please visit the Capitol City Baptist Church Website.