Keith Malcomson was born in 1972, in Banbridge, Northern Ireland and is the youngest son of Will and Leila Malcomson. Keith was saved at the age of four and a half years old in Hadley, Shropshire, England, where his father, Will, was pastor of a Elim Pentecostal Church. At the age of five Keith's family moved to Scotland for a short time where Will ministered in another church. Keith was seven years old when they returned to their hometown of Banbridge, Northern Ireland. Throughout his childhood Keith enjoyed sweet and precious times of fellowship with Christ who would draw near to him in deep communion, fellowship and revelation. He remembers clearly the first time partaking of the Lord's Table at eight years of age. Most of his schooling was in Banbridge, but was sadly marred by a terrible struggle with dyslexia.
At 13 years old, after a year of hungering for more of the Lord, Keith was baptized in the Holy Ghost. It took place under the ministry of Sandy Thompson in the Railway Mission in Belfast. Two years later at a point of dryness he recieved another mighty filling. When Keith was 15 years old, his father was suddenly diagnosed with bowel cancer. He was given a maximum of three days to live. The doctors and surgeons could do nothing for him; they held out no hope. The next day the elders of the church prayed the prayer of faith and anointed him with oil with the result that Will was immediately healed and raised up. Will then led a mission at the Church in Hadley, England, where Keith had been saved. It was here that Keith was then baptised in water in a nearby river, not far from a gypsy camp. At the same time, a number of the gypsies of the Harry Lee family were baptised. Over the next three years until his father went to be with the Lord he organized a few evangelistic missions to other lands as well as traveling to preach and testify regularly within Northern Ireland. The Lord had turned three days into three years.
In 1989, Keith joined the Royal Engineers and served for one year in the Junior Leaders in Dover, England. After about a month in the Army, he placed his Bible at the bottom of his bag and went out drinking for the first time with army friends. This led to a period of several months of continual drunkeness at every opportunity possible. Most of the time he drank in order to hide from the terrible conviction of the Holy Spirit. Throughout this whole time the Lord Jesus Christ wooed him with His lovingkindness.
Finally during an excercise in Kent, whilst being trained in helicopter manouvres, the helicoptor Keith was due to board within five minutes, crashed to the ground. Two of the young men who were killed in that crash were just 17 years old. On the weekend just prior to the fatal crash, Keith had lain on a beach drunk with these two friends, ashamed to tell them of Christ. The shock of realising that their blood was on his hands was the final wakeup call. It became obvious that this was the Lord's last drastic call. At this very point he truly repented of his backslidden state and began to witness to his army mates.
After a further period in England, he served In Iserlohn, Germany, for three years during which time he served in the first Gulf War in Saudi, Iraq and Kuwait (1991). The Army was in many ways a place of training and preparation for later years. Surrounded by sinners and the alurements of the world, he lived for Christ, walked in holiness and witnessed to the reality and power of salvation in Christ. Many wonderful testimonies could be told from this last term of service in the forces as a powerful witness was held forth on this camp of 1500 men.
Burden for Revival
From a young age, Keith's heart has carried a God-given burden for genuine Heaven-sent revival. After salvation his next earliest memory at the age of five was a vision in which the Lord showed him a coming outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The first Pentecostal Church which his parents attended in the early 1960's was birthed out of a genuine outpouring; Christ would be preached late into the night; young people would pray through the night and the lost were saved, sick healed and dead raised to life.
As Keith grew, his heart longed for, prayed for and sought after a supernatural intervention of God. Since the age of seventeen he has read, studied, preached and written on Revival. In each country in which he has lived, he has delighted to pray fervently for revival. Careful study of Biblical and historical revivals across various denominations throughout the centuries has made him careful and patient in pursuing such. He has shunned the many false revivals in recent decades but is fervent in conviction that a genuine mighty Holy Ghost revival is coming which will restore the Church to being Bible-based, Christ-centred, and Spirit-led.
Preaching in Holland
Preaching & Teaching
From a child the call of God came to him to preach the Gospel. Although of a shy, timid and quiet personality the call and burden to preach would come so strongly that he could not resist the Lord. And although lacking academic ability at school and struggling terribly with dyslexia, the Lord opened his mind and heart in study to understand the written Scriptures. It was in the place of prayer on his knees that the Lord made him ready to speak.
Since those days he has diligently kept the practice of reading through the whole Bible at least once a year as a basic reading schedule, usually first thing in the morning. He believes this is one of the greatest things a believer can establish in their personal devotional life, especially preachers. Such a practise will prepare one for preaching better than any Bible School or the books of men.
At the age of nineteen he began to preach in the open-air in Belfast City centre. Such has always been a key means in the Lord preparing preachers throughout the generations. Keith spent years preaching on the streets of N. Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Although happy on street corners with no desire to preach in church gatherings to believers, he was called, burdened and gifted by God as well as placed in oversight of a church in Scotland for almost seven years looking after the sheep as well as continuing to reach out to the lost. This was a vital time of growth and diversity in faithful hidden ministry. During this time he ministered with a shepherd's heart.
"He hungers to see a biblical order and pattern established in all local churches as seen and taught in the New Testament. Out of a mind and heart soaked in the written Scriptures and out of years walking in these simple and profound truths he desires and labours to guide the church into walking in the truth of God. He has continued to travel and preach for more than fourteen years at various conventions in Europe where he expounds and teaches the Word."
Christ the Healer
One of his three earliest memories, apart from salvation and a God-given vision of revival, was of his Father praying for him when sick as a young child. Such a simple token left a deep impression on him. Over the years he has found Christ to be the same yesterday, today and forever. An unchanging Christ who still heals and works wonders. At age 21 after badly damaging both his knees he was in terrible pain and in desperate need of a medical operation but the Lord intervened and instantly and completely healed him with no reacurrence. In his late 20's after one year of serious illness, during which he did not pass through three days without his system rejecting all fluids in it, he was instantly healed after prayer. Numbers of other testimonies of personal healing could be given as well as testimonies of those he has witnessed healed by a living Christ. He is not ignorant of his own physical weakness and knows what it is to carry injury and sickness in his body while praying and believing for healing. He rejects all extremes and false teachings which sometimes have been connected to healing.
School of Christ International
Since 2001, Keith has laboured with School of Christ International founded by B.H. Clendennen in 1992. SOC has spread across the world from the Steps of the Kremlin to the Amazon Jungle in more than 150 nations. The fruit has been tens of thousands of new Churches, numerous new leaders sent forth, as well as mature leaders encouraged and strengthened.
In July 2002 he was given responsibility for running Schools in Europe (from Belfast to Berlin). The School was frequently run for four weeks but now normally runs for three weeks at a time and consists of fervent times of prayer beginning at 6am each morning followed by several messages (hrs) each day, ending again with another hour of prayer. Brother Clendennen was not only his pastor and friend during that time, but like a father too. They gladly and unitedly ran conventions together in Ireland, the UK and Europe during these years. It was a very great loss to Keith and his wife, Candace, when Brother Clendennen went to be with the Lord in December 2009, aged 87. He is still very much missed.
There is yet much work to be accomplished in Europe. Keith desires to see at least one school running each year in each country (or language), each with a national director. There is presently still work to be accomplished in translating the SOC into the remaining European languages. Since joining himself to the work of the School, he has called Europe the Prodigal Continent. Of Europe, Keith says, "There will yet come an awakening in this continent and one last return to Christ before He returns."
Each year they run a European SOC convention during which time they desire to see leaders, preachers and believers stirred and encouraged to pray, long and hope for such an outpouring.
Teaching during a three week school in limerick Ireland.
In September 2006, Keith married Candace, who was born and raised in South Africa and who was living and working in Cork, Ireland, at the time. Candace married Keith at a time when oppurtunities for her musical career were tremendous — never better — but the call of God was more important. They first met when she attended Schools in Ireland. She would later say, "The School of Christ took me out of charismatic confusion and brought me in to the glorious light of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ!" Her life and heart were radically impacted by the teaching. There is no doubt that the Lord brought them both together to labour in His will and for His glory. Candace is Keith's best friend and greatest helper in ministry. They have travelled constantly together since being married. They desire that their marriage stands as an example of that found in God's Word: a picture of Christ and His bride, the Church.
In South Africa
Articles, Books, Booklets & Websites
In 2008 Keith published an anniversary history of the British and Irish Pentecostal Movement called Pentecostal Pioneers Remembered andis in the process of writing a number of doctrinal booklets on a number of different issues. His latest book is Sober Saints. On a more regular basis he writes and publishes articles on his website which on a monthly basis has visitors from at least 80-100 countries of the world. In 2011 Candace published her first book, a biography called Julie's Story. This has already been used to reach into prisons in the UK and America and souls have been won to Christ through it. Other books will be forthcoming. She also writes articles on her own sites. This was followed by Sober Saints and Christian Foundations. Our latest book The Scarlet Woman will be out before Summer 2016.
Each month or bi-monthly Keith produces a free on-line magazine called The New Cruse with articles written on a certain topical issue written by well-known writers as well as his own friends in ministry. The call within the New Cruse is for a vessel that the Lord will use in recoverying His testimony in the earth once more. The Lord has always sought for a preserved and prepared people to be His vessel in a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Later this year Volume I will be produced which will contain several issues of the New Cruse in book and kindle format.
This is just something of the vision of this man, marriage and ministry.
40 YEARS SAVED! At this present time I am celebrating the fact that 40 years ago the Lord saved me as a young boy. In remembrance of His grace, mercy and goodness, in leading me these forty years I gave several testimonies on my family and personal life. Praise God He has been a wonderful Saviour all through these years and the best is yet to be. Go to testimony-sermons