Keno was raised in McAlester, OK. At age 16, he asked Jesus to save him and his life has not been the same since. During his senior year of high school, his youth pastor left and he was asked to take on a leadership role in his youth group. That is when God began to develop in him a love for students.
After his senior year of high school, the summer of 1996 God laid a calling on Keno to work with teenagers. In college, he was the worship leader for the Baptist Collegiate Ministry @ Eastern Oklahoma State College and through the BCM began his first student pastor position.
Keno married his partner in ministry in December 2004. Johanna has the same heart for ministry and has worked with students almost as long as he has. They have four children. Kia Grace, Deacon James, Bishop Graham and Shepherd David.