Cliff Keeling, City U of NY; BS Science Marketing/Management/ Economics; 22 yrs. Sales/Marketing/Management; Advertising/Health Care. Strategist ‘Wealth and Legacy Group Inc. ’; Pinnacle Forum NYC Board ; Church Leadership Team; Non-profit ‘Children of the City’; Board of Directors NYC ‘City Action Coalition Int’l.’ Happily married to wife Diane 22 yrs., father of Deanna, 15, and, Clifford, 19.
In 2009 political and social activities led Cliff Keeling, healthcare veteran, to a meeting with Bishop Joe Mattera, a Pinnacle Forum NYC Partner. He not only found the church he and his wife had been seeking, but also found Pinnacle Forum NYC in its beginning stages.
The fellowship of like-minded leaders coming together in prayer, sharing their hearts- going the next step to impact society intrigued him. Keeling likened the Forum experience to Proverbs 27:17(NIV): “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”
“Pinnacle Forum in NYC allows us to bring together leaders who are already doing a lot of good for God’s kingdom, under one umbrella; to go BEYOND the door of the church on Sundays and take back what the devil has taken from us- in all the seven cultural mountains that Pinnacle Forum speaks of. We need to have such a fire, a passion, to advance God’s kingdom, JESUS’ kingdom, here in the city.”
With the help of his Forum, Keeling made the decision to change careers from healthcare to wealth strategy and legacy planning, of which he had formerly been a client.
“It’s only been a few months- I know there’s lots of challenges ahead, but I know the people of Pinnacle Forum will continue to lift me up.
“I am honored to be a part of Pinnacle Forum. It’s an incredible, humbling opportunity, to be involved with people of such strong faith that are successful in their communities and in their careers and vocations.”
Keeling adds another treasure in his life; his wife and children, which are all actively serving the Lord.