Tell me about Hales in Ministry
Sheldon and Ritchie met at Glendale Baptist Church in 1969 while attending Western Kentucky University. Both of them had heard the words of the song “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go” and had made this their life mission. As college sweethearts, God opened a door for them to begin a Deaf ministry at the Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.
After their wedding in 1970 they began the journey into pastoral ministry. This has taken them to churches in Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Kentucky. Wherever they have served and in whatever ministry God has called them to, they have discovered adventure and joy in serving as a team in Hales in Ministry.
What Are They Doing Now
It has been their life-long dream to travel during their senior adult years as volunteer ministers wherever they discover an area of opportunity. They have recently launched into full-time volunteer missions with plans to serve in various ministries over the next twelve months. God has given them opportunities as volunteers at Ridgecrest Conference Center, North Carolina, Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, Alabama, and Glen Eyrie Navigator Headquarters, Colorado. In the near future they will be serving in Pu’u Kailea, HI, and in various ministries in Florida.
Hales in Ministry
Sheldon and Ritchie desire to continue in the years ahead to be messengers of Hope, Assistance, Laughter, and Encouragement. We’re glad you have visited Hales in Ministry page and hope you’ll come back often and see what God is doing in our lives.
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