Arthur was born in Hazel Grove in the county of Cheshire in the North of England. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1967 at the age of 18 and served in U.S. Navy for four years. He later married Sandy Barry Keech and the couple had five children.
Sandy is a native of Dryden, NY, where they met and where they have lived for the last fourteen years. Sandy and Arthur were baptized into Christ in 1976 at Endwell, NY. Arthur attended Northeast School of Biblical Studies in Clifton Park, NY from 1983-1985 while starting a house church in their home in Sidney, NY.
He served as evangelist for the church of Christ in Manchester, England from 1985-1990 where he focused on university outreach. The couple moved to Butte, Montana to preach for the Lord’s Church in that city for two years and, then, preached at Anchor Point, Alaska for three years. They returned to NY to work with the church of Christ in Ithaca in 1995. They launched a campus ministry at Cornell University during that time.
They have remained in the area and Arthur is now driving a school bus and attending the Endwell church of Christ once again. Sandy retired from teaching Spanish in 2012, having worked to complete requirements for teaching credentials as a mature student.
Arthur is our first supported evangelist for our first church plant in Sayre, Pa. at the Valley Cities Church of Christ.