Father Samuel Keyes was raised Baptist in Mississippi and became an Episcopalian as a young adult. He served as an ordained minister in the Anglican tradition from 2011-2019, working at parishes in Massachusetts, Alabama, and a boarding school in Maryland.
On Pentecost of 2019, Fr. Keyes, along with his wife and children, were received into the Roman Catholic Church through the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, a non-geographical diocese created by Pope Benedict XVI especially for Protestants (Anglicans in particular) coming into the Full Communion of the Church. After two years of formation, he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in June of 2021. He currently teaches theology at John Paul the Great Catholic University and leads a small ordinariate community in the San Diego area, St. Augustine of Canterbury. He began working as the chaplain of Catholic Answers in the summer of 2022.