Pastor Ron & Deanna
Rev. Ron Shifley
Family: Married to Deanna with one grown daughter, two grandkids, two cats (Cleo and Callie), two dogs (Ezra and Lylah) and a bunch of tropical fish.
Home Town: Galion, Ohio
Ministry Credentials: Ordained into Christian ministry in 1996 and has standing within the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches (EA) where he serves on the National Board of Directors and the Web Ministry Team. He and Deanna are co-editors of both the print and digital versions of the EA’s Desk Calendar.
Pastor Ron is the author of “Light in the Darkness: A Hanukkah Devotional for Jesus Followers.”
Foods: cheeseburgers, fried shrimp and perch, pizza, chocolate ice cream, and fried cornmeal mush
Places to eat: Cheddars, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Wendy’s
Hobbies: making homemade ice cream, dartball, website design, photography, watching NHL hockey and MiLB baseball
Sport Teams: Columbus Blue Jackets, Indianapolis Indians
Movies: Star Wars (original trilogy), Kingdom of Heaven, Lord of the Rings, and Walt Disney’s Bambi, Tarzan and Beauty & the Beast
TV Shows: Houston Knights, The Musketeers, Scarecrow & Mrs. King
Musical Artists: Bon Jovi, Creed, Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith and Jeremy Camp
Hymns: “How Great Thou Art,” “In Christ Alone”, “He Lives”, “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Praise Songs: “How Great Is Our God”, “Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone” and “Adore”
Scripture: Exodus 3:5b “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”