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Pastor Tony Sheffield

Favorite Christian Songs: My Jesus I Love Thee, Days of Elijah, Screendoor on a Submarine, and Sail On
Favorite Verses: Romans 6: 23 and Ephesians 1: 13-14

One of the greatest life lessons I have ever learned is the importance of having great people around you. Going back to my days of being a college athlete and a coach, I know that a person is usually only as good as the team they have around them. Individuals do not win in team sports and seldom win in life. We all need great people around us. The Bible has a lot to say about family, and I have been truly blessed with a fantastic family. God has blessed me with a godly wife, Eileen. She loves the Lord, is a prayer warrior, and is one of the funniest people I know. Those three traits make for an interesting life! She has been a fantastic mother to our two children, Nick and Kelsi. Nick is a teacher and a coach and an awesome young man. He is a great son and a friend. We enjoy playing and watching sports together. He was married this past summer to Ally who is finishing her college degree and plans to become a school teacher also. Kelsi is a little Eileen. She has a vibrant personality and is very funny. She loves her family, her friends, and her church. Kelsi is finishing her nursing degree which will make her a little more like her mom, which is scary to many of us. She was also married this past summer to Justice who is an active businessman. God has placed incredible people around me.
It is truly amazing to be the pastor of First Baptist Maypearl! The Bible tells us that God is the one who puts His church together, and He has assembled a remarkable group of people here to accomplish His purposes around the world. That’s right, around the world. God has given us a vision much bigger than Maypearl or even Texas, and I know how big y’all think Texas is… He has called us to make a difference , and we are committed to it. I have never seen a church so loving as this one. I have watched our people meet needs of countless people over the years. They have given sacrificially of their time, talents, and resources many times over, simply because God has called them to be His ministers. For almost 22 years, God has allowed me to be involved in ministry with this great church. We have seen hundreds of people saved and baptized, we have built a new building together, and we will continue to reach the world for Jesus Christ as He leads us. We are committed to loving God with all our heart, loving others, living to serve others, and taking the good news of Jesus everywhere we go. I encourage you to come and visit one of our services and experience God at work in the lives of His people! Maybe you want to come to our Family Life Center during the week to work out or play a game, or just check out the facility. As you see our awesome facility, just remember, the church is the people and these are some of God’s best!

Hope to meet you soon,
Tony