top of page


Why does Renewanation exist?

Our vision is to transform our culture by giving millions of children a biblical worldview.

When did Renewanation begin?

In the 1990s, Jeff Keaton pastored an inner city church in Hollywood, Florida. It was here that he began to understand the struggle children were facing in secular schools. Even though his church was responsible for 30 plus Christian clubs in public schools, he saw the need for something more to disciple the children of newly saved families. In 2000, Jeff moved to Roanoke, VA to take his second pastorate where God opened the door for him to start Parkway Christian Academy. In seven years, he watched this school grow to almost 400 students and was forever convinced that weekday Christian education was the tool God would use to evangelize and disciple children. In 2007, God birthed in Jeff’s heart the vision to take biblical worldview education to the masses. Renewanation was officially launched in the fall of 2008. It has been a full-time stand alone ministry since the fall of 2011.

Is Renewanation a political organization?

No. Renewanation is not a political organization. We are a Christian ministry committed to promoting biblical truth in culture through information and education.

Who is Renewanation’s primary audience?

The primary audience for Renewanation is parents, grandparents, pastors, and Christian educators.

Are donations to Renewanation tax deductible?

Yes. Renewanation is a 501(c)(3) organization and is classified as a public charity. All gifts to Renewanation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Does Renewanation produce any publications?

Renewanation publishes a magazine called The Renewanation Review. Its focus is to bring biblical worldview thinking to bear on the lives of individuals, families, churches, schools, businesses, higher education, and legislators. Learn more.

Renewanation also publishes a free e-newsletter. Subscribe here.

Does Renewanation have schools?

Renewanation operates iLumenEd Academy, an online 6 - 12 Christian school. We also work to strengthen existing Christian schools through our Christian School Revitalization/Renewal Program, and we work with communities and churches that are seeking to start new Christian schools. Learn more.

Does Renewanation provide educational scholarships?

Yes. Renewanation has several educational scholarship programs. Learn more.

In what state is Renewanation based?

Renewanation is headquartered in Virginia but works all over the United States and Canada.

Does Renewanation work in countries other than the United States?

Renewanation has influence in several countries of the world, but its primary focus is the critical need within the United States. Renewanation does engage with international leaders who wish to apply its vision and mission in their countries.

How can I help Renewanation?

There are several ways to help Renewanation by joining our cause. Learn more.

I have more questions.

Send us a request.

bottom of page