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Rev. Keith L. Somerville

Pastor Keith L. Somerville is the husband of Mrs. Jessica Somerville. He is an Ordained Elder in the Texas Annual Conference and currently serves as Senior Pastor of Riverside-Houston  UMC. 

He is a current Doctor of Ministry candidate at Emory University (Candler) with a concentration in Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation (2022.) 

He is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Interdenominational Theological Center (Gammon Seminary) with a Masters in Pastoral Care and Counseling. Rev. Somerville also has a certification in Clinical Pastoral Education from St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston Medical Center).


Pastor Keith is a published author of the devotional series “Today I Will” and “God’s Understudy", serves on the Institutional Review Board at the University of Houston Research Department, and the Committee of Finance and Administration for the Texas Annual Conference. 

He loves to read, travel, play chess, and ride his motorcycle in his free time.

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