Bill Keane has captured Visual Images and left Verbal Impressions winning awards and finding publication in magazines such as Australian Camera Craft, TIME, NEWSWEEK, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, the Hartford Courant and the New Haven Register.
Earning First Place Awards from Olympus Optical Corporation, the New England Camera Club Council, and the Durham Fair, Bill’s images have been showcased at the Wink Art & Design Gallery, Guilford, CT, Common Grounds, Branford, CT, Artisans Harbor, Old Saybrook, CT, and St. Raphael's Hospital, in New Haven.
Bill was a featured solo artist at the Willoughby Wallace Library, Stony Creek, and a new Solo Exhibition was featured in October 2015 at the Blackstone Library, Branford. A new exhibition will appear in the St. Raphael's Art Corridor in January 2019.
After beginning a career in radio broadcasting, Bill was ordained an American Baptist minister in 1983. He started ministry, working for 5 years in the Uniting Church in Australia (Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian).
He has served as a Senior Minister in Connecticut since 1988 and during that time he has made two appearances on the ABC network televised “LIVE with Regis and Kathie Lee.” In addition, he has written, produced and voiced more than 100 public service, faith based, and secular radio commercials airing on KISS 95.7-FM, 96.5TIC FM, WTIC-AM, STAR 99.9FM, WEBE108-FM, WELI-AM, and WILI-AM.
Working with the Branford Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking, Bill has written and directed 5 television commercials, airing on the COMCAST/xfinity Network. In July 2004, Bill was a keynote speaker at Encounter! the national gathering of American Baptist Youth in Estes Park Colorado, and among other public speaking engagements, he has emceed the Branford Festival for 15 years, since 1999.
From October 2001 through June 2002, under the auspices of the Salvation Army, Bill worked as an on-site chaplain at Ground Zero in New York City. His images taken there were highlighted in a piece by WTNH-TV NewsChannel 8, and they are now part of the 9/11 Memorial Archive.
In September into October 2005, Bill worked in New Orleans as a chaplain with the US Department of Health and Human Services recovering the remains of those who perished during Hurricane Katrina.
In 2015, Bill was named the first, and current Chaplain of the Branford Police Department.
Bill is a graduate of the University of Miami and Drew University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master of Divinity (cum laude).