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Rev. Ron Shifley
Lead Pastor
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Scotland United Church of Christ
Merge with Jesus  |  Scotland, South Dakota
Ministry Team
You are the Church.  These people just lead it.
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Family: Married to Deanna with one grown daughter, Shelby, two
grand kids, two cats, two dogs and a bunch of tropical fish.

Home Town: Galion, Ohio

Education: Earned his B.A. in English and Religion at Heidelberg
University in 1992 and his Master of Divinity at Christian Theological
Seminary in 1996.

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 and is
co-editor with his wife, Deanna, of both print and digital versions of the
EA's Desk Calendar.  He is also the author of
"Light in the Darkness:
A Hanukkah Devotional for Jesus Followers".

Favorite

Foods: cheeseburgers, French fries, pizza, chocolate ice cream, fried
chicken and fried mush

Places to Eat: Cheddars, Pizza Hut, McDonald's

Hymns: "He Lives," "Amazing Grace," and "Holy, Holy, Holy"

Praise Songs: "How Great Is Our God," "Amazing Grace My Chains
Are Gone," "Follow You" and "Mighty to Save"

Movies: Star Wars (original trilogy), Kingdom of Heaven, Lord of the
Rings, and Walt Disney's Bambi, Tarzan, and Beauty & the Beast

TV Shows: Living Biblically, Roseanne,  Simpsons, Hot in Cleveland,  
Dukes of Hazzard, Houston Knights and Scarecrow & Mrs. King

Musical Artists: Bon Jovi, Creed, Kutless, Michael W. Smith, Chris
Tomlin, Paul Baloche and Jeremy Camp

Sport Teams: Columbus Blue Jackets, Indianapolis Indians

Hobbies: making homemade ice cream, camping, photography,
website design, dartball, softball, bowling, watching NHL hockey &
MiLB baseball, and studying religious themes in rock music

Scripture: Exodus 3:5b "Take off your sandals, for the place where
you are standing is holy ground."

Bible Story: Peter walking on the water
Pastor Ron and the EA Board of Directors
Article about how our church got matched
up with Pastor Ron through the EA.