Dayton Keesee

Dayton Keesee is a graduate of Abilene Christian University and earned his M.A. at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, also studying language and counseling. He has served as a full-time preacher in Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, and has conducted Bible-training schools and preaching seminars in Nigeria, Africa. His teaching and mission work have also taken him to Canada, Ukraine, India, South Africa, Trinidad, and Russia.

For twenty-one years he was an instructor at the Sunset School of Preaching (now Sunset International Bible Institute) in Lubbock, Texas. During this time he conducted gospel meetings, leadership workshops, Christian home seminars, and teacher-training courses in at least thirty-five states.

Brother Keesee's work as a classroom teacher has expanded to Sunset's satellite school program, which features his taped courses on the Christian home and Book of Jeremiah. As an author, he has published works on Restoration Revival: The Way (Back) to God, Hebrews: A Heavenly Homily, A Re-Evaluation of the Eldership, Teacher Training Tools, A Chronological Survey of the Old Testament, and The Churches of Christ during the Civil War.

He and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children: Dita Simeona of Hawaii, Tonja Rambow of Alaska, and Darren Keesee of Texas.


Jeremiah 1—25 Dayton Keesee
The prophet Jeremiah is portrayed in Dayton Keesee's study as a "warrior" for righteousness rather than a "weeping willow." The first half of this study features an extensive introduction that provides an in-depth look at the prophet's personal life and his bold mission. (534 pages)
Jeremiah 26—52 and Lamentations Dayton Keesee
Heedless of Jeremiah's warnings, Judah persisted in sin. The people listened to the encouraging words of false prophets and persecuted Jeremiah for speaking the truth. In the concluding part of this study, Dayton Keesee reviews the ruin of God's chosen nation at the hands of Babylon. The sad story of Jeremiah's ministry culminates with the destruction of Jerusalem even after his lifetime of preaching repentance to avoid complete desolation. The prophet's reaction to the tragic fall of Jerusalem is captured in his brief, poetic Book of Lamentations. (594 pages)