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

Education: Graduate of Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH and Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

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.”