Many are at ease when approaching Pastor Hicks. He's known to be open minded, self taught, down to earth, accessible, humorous and a relatable type of Pastor. At Orlando West Ministries (OWM) you will know him simply as a man that has a heart for God's people. In many ways an ordinary person whose earthly successes is directly linked to his willingness to be used by God in extraordinary ways. 

R. Keith Hicks was 9 years old when he could no longer deny the calling of God on his life. In more than 35 plus years he has spent his life building a ministry to encourage the people of God to love one another, have faith, and to live life praising God as if it were their last. 

This non traditional Pastor believes in family and he believes in people coming together in a social realm that balances church and personal life. One thing shown to be true is that Pastor R. Keith Hicks is in constant demand to preach the living Gospel so that it'll reach not only within the local communities but to other places across America and around the world. 

In addition to OWM, Pastor R. Keith Hicks founded The Orlando West Academy, a k-8th grade educational facility in Orlando FL

The Orlando West Eagles Football/Cheerleading organization, is a community football/cheerleading program that was founded by Pastor Hicks and designed to develop strong, smart, responsible young boys and girls. This organization gives them the experience that builds their appreciation for understanding leadership, teamwork and hard work. 

He attended the Florida State University as well as other institutional of higher learning where he majored in Business Management & Communications.

He and his wife, First Lady Camithria, are the parents of three children, Jaila, Keith Jr. and Aiyanna.