The Rev. Keith Bond

May 13, 1957 ‒ November 06, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

BELLVILLE:  The Rev. Keith A. Bond, age 60 of Bellville passed away Monday evening, November 6, 2017.

He was born May 13, 1957 in Mansfield the son of Romie and Lois (Wells) Bond and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1975.

Following high school, Keith served one year in the U.S. Air Force where he was honorably discharged for health reasons.

Keith worked 11 years as a security guard at Mansfield General Hospital which allowed him to pursue his career in ministry.  He began his education at Circleville Bible College, also attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University and graduated from Florida International Seminary with his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology.  Keith earned his Master’s Degree of Arts in Ministry from Lael College.

On May 7, 1977 he married Carla M. Hannum at Wesleyan Church where Keith was teaching Sunday School.  He accepted a youth pastor position at the Christian Union Church on Kentucky Avenue in Mansfield working there until 1988.  At that time he began preaching the Gospel at Pleasant Grove Community Church until 1992, when he started Cornerstone Christian Fellowship.  Sharing God’s Word led Keith to pastor at Central Kentucky Youth Academy and after served as pulpit supply and guest speaker at several local churches.  From nearly ten years Keith served as Pastor at Life Link Nazarene Church in Marion, and later as Pastor at Tri-State Youth Academy.  More recently Keith worked with Rick McCartney at Galion Nazarene Church and Jim Carder at Pathways Nazarene Church, and also served as Chaplain for Hospice of North Central Ohio.

Blessed with the gift of music, Keith enjoyed the guitar as well as singing.  He formed his own group his daughters by his side accompanying him on vocals and keyboard, performing Gospel music, though Keith enjoyed rock jam sessions with his friends and daughters.

With appreciation for martial arts, Keith received his 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 1985 under the instruction of Gary Music and also helped instruct on the weekends.  He also practiced Jiu  Jitsu under Tom Comisford and received his Brown Belt and was just shy of earning his black belt.

Keith had a strange and quirky sense of humor sometimes laughing inappropriately at jokes others didn’t get.  But he loved to laugh…another quality he shared with his daughters.  He also loved hiking with his wife and being outside in God’s country, especially at Mohican.  He will be remembered for his kindness, never saying a bad word against anyone, and for being a wonderful counselor and friend.  Most importantly, Keith’s priority and love in life was his wife, daughters and grandchildren, spending every free moment with them, never letting them doubt his devotion to them all.

In addition to his wife of 40 years, Keith is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Allison and Jason Auck of Apple Valley, Amanda and Todd Kauffman of St. Francisville, LA; five grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye and called him PaPa, Abigail, Jonah and Logan Auck, and Victoria and Presley Kauffman; sisters and brothers and their spouses Vicki Davis of KY, Dale Bond of Mansfield, James “Jimmy” Bond of KY, and Elizabeth and Tony Webster of Mansfield; brothers-in-law and sisters-in law Jean and David Meeker of Mansfield, Kelly Noce of Mansfield, Shelly Noce of Zanesville, and Tim and Cheryl Hannum of PA; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of friends in Christ.

His parents preceded him in death along with brothers-in-law John Davis and Steve Hannum, and a sister-in-law Vicki Petry.

Friends may call Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2-5 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the Celebration of Life honoring The Rev. Keith A. Bond will follow at 5 pm.

Memorial contributions in honor of the family of Keith may be made to Snyder Funeral Home.

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  • I ran into Keith & Carla last winter and smiled for days, everytime I thought about it. Your family has always held a special place in my heart. Thankful for the opportunity to know Keith; he enriched the lives of many. Lifting you all in prayer.

  • May the Lord draw close to your family during this time and may He keep the good memories of Keith alive in your hearts and minds until the day you see him again in heaven!

  • Carla, Amanda, Allison and family-so sad to see this. Keith was a great man. Blessed to have him as a pastor what seems like many years ago. Love and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  • Carla, Amanda & Allison our prayers for you and all the family. We loved Keith and I know he will be missed. May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow.

  • Shocked and deeply sorrowful to hear of Keith’s passing. In our younger days, we spent many hours together travelling, ministering and just having a good time. Love you Carla, Allison and Amanda. You and your families will be in Jeanetta and my prayers.

  • I hope you have found the peace you always passed on to others during your lifetime my sweet sweet cousin. I will never forget you and will always love you. Rest in paradise.

    Diana Wright and Family

  • Carla, so sorry to hear of Keiths passing, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless you.

  • To Carla, Allison, Amanda, and family and a special prayer for Abbey, my Grandson Mavericks girl. Words cannot express the sorry you all are feeling at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are sent your way, God bless you.

  • Keith was a great man that I looked up to even when he yelled at me for listening to “U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday” during the rock – a – thon at Lincoln Heights CCCU. I will always remember you.

    Thoughts and Prayers to his family and loved ones. Rest in Peace Keith.

  • Carla, Allison and Amanda
    Our thoughts and prayers are for you. We cannot express our sadness; there are no words. Keith was a great man and we are privileged to have called him our friend. We are blessed to have learned so much from him. You are not forgotten. We love you. Rob and Kris Sparks

  • To Carla and family especially Keith’s brothers and sisters: My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you during this time. I hadn’t seen Keith for a number of years but have so many good memories. Can’t think of Coshocton Camp or tell stories of those days without thinking of him. I know it is not the time for laughter but I laughed out loud when I read that line about laughing at inappropriate times, That is so the Keith I remember. In my mind I could hear him and then I cried. The Bond family was such a special part of those early years of my ministry. Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time seems ike lately it is always on my mind, that song is so true for me today. Will continue to pray for all of you.

  • I met keith at first weslyn church in thr early 80s played softball for the church he was our coach he was such a good man and he will be missed keith r.i.p. my brother your with god now yor friend Tom Kellet

  • To Carla and Family. Our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you ,
    Phil: 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength”
    May you receive this strength.
    Bob and Sandy Milum and Soni Childs

  • Carla, I first met Keith when he pastored at Pleasant Valley and visited the bookstore and then got to know him a little better when he worked a short time at the Bookery. I will always remember his gentle kindness and how he truly cared for others. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you find the new “normal” in your lives. May you feel the arms of Jesus wrapped around you, holding you close to His heart, knowing that Keith is right there with Him now.
    Sincerely, Lois Skulski

  • To Carla an family, we are surprised to hear of Keith passing. Our deepest sympathy to you an your family for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you Carla!
    Teresa an Randy May, Sumter, Sc.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. You do not know us, but I’m sure my mom, Virginia kasson, who is a hospice patient, that Keith visited, has heard so much about you. They spent a lot of time talking of their families, and so much more. Mom enjoyed Keith’s visits so much, and yes, she mentioned how they would laugh about all kinds of things. I also talked with Keith a few times, and it was if I had known him forever. He was a very special man, who had a gift of making others feel special and loved, and for the time he was there, that everything was going to be OK. Fear and worries would just seem to disappear. What a special gift he had. He always ended his visits with a beautiful prayer. Thank you Keith, for coming into our lives, when we needed you the most. We will never forget you, and will always keep you in our prayers. And to your family, our most heartfelt condolences.

  • Carla,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Keith was a very special person and we always enjoyed his teachings, and his beautiful voice.
    Bob and Pam

  • Rose and I love and appreciate all of you. We are so sorry for the loss of Keith. He was a dear friend. He will be missed. I know he is with the Lord. The sting is knowing he is not with us. You are loved.

    Love Rick and Rose McCartney

  • Carla, Allison and Amanda….Greg and I are broken hearted over the loss of Keith. He was not only a pastor to us but also a friend. We have such wonderful memories of Keith. Greg has commented many times over the years how Keith’s messages would touch his heart. He was a great teacher and counselor! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I had the privilege of working and serving with Pastor Bond at Tri-State Youth Academy. It was evident his love for the Lord and for the youth at the academy. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed greatly.

  • Prayers for the Bond family. I have fond memories of Allison and Amanda in 6th grade. Their family was special to the Johnsville/Northmor community in so many ways. They were a blessing to our school and community.
    Love and prayers,
    Mary Carroll

  • Keith was one of the nicest, kind-hearted people I ever knew. He never spoke an unkind word about anyone. Our condolences to his entire family. May God be with you all in your time of loss.