My early years started in Richmond Hill, St. George’s however, when my parents separated and divorced, my mom moved my sister and I to Calliste, St. George’s.
I attended the Presentation Brother’s College. Mommy was a fruit vendor selling in the alley
between Arnold John and KFC in St. George’s. I remember praying that sales will be good so we
can have something to eat. For my Summer vacation in 2000, I decided to work as a bagger at Real Value Supermarket and
this became my after school job. I no longer needed to ask mommy for money for school,
because I was working, budgeting and saving my salary. I was going to school from 8am to 3pm,
then to work from 4pm to 9pm and still keeping my grades no lower than 90%. When time to
pay for my CXC subjects, I used money from my savings. I got 8 from 9 CXC subjects. Then I
got a job as an accounts clerk at Ideal Bakery.
After Hurricane Ivan hit Grenada in 2004, I got an opportunity in 2015 to study at the School of
Accounting and Management (SAMS) in Trinidad where I would spend one (1) year to do an
Associate Business Executive (ABE) Diploma and that will give me entry to Anglia Ruskin
University’s bachelor degree program in the UK. Life in Trinidad was not easy. I did odd jobs
like paint houses, carpentry, plumbing, construction, electrical and carwashing to earn money to survive
. I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with my Bachelor of Arts in Business
Management with Second Class Honors in 2009.
After graduating from Anglia Ruskin, I returned to Grenada and due to the lack of work, I
decided to volunteer at the Grenada Institute for Theological Education (GITE). I also started
Camp Tour movement where I would coordinate with churches to have gospel artists from
Trinidad be speakers in their summer youth camps.
In February 2011, I was hired by A & A Trading to do imports and customs. I worked there until an
opportunity opened up for me to become a student missionary in the Philippines.
In 2014, I left Grenada and enrolled in the master’s program of the Philippine Baptist Theological
Seminary. Though I had some financial challenges while studying over, I graduated with a
Master of Arts in Ministry in March 2017.
Now in 2017, I am a Professor and Curriculum Developer at Maranatha Bible College in the
Philippines and hope to do my PhD in either Educational Management at Benguet State
University or Transformational Learning at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.
When I was young I always use to ask God why I am struggling. Not knowing that these struggles
helped shape me into who I am today (James 1:2-4), I am wiser and stronger in
character thanks to these struggles.
I am Keishon Aban. I am from Calliste, St. George’s and I am Grenadian