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Lone Pine Christian Church
Greetings, Lone Pine Christian Church:
Carol and I are very glad that God has brought us together with LPCC for
such a time as this. God is good all the time! Only our LORD knows what is
ahead for our mutual ministry, but we know God will bless us as we remain
faithful to Him. We are on a Spiritual Journey together to deepen our
relationship with Christ and one another. My emphasis for preaching and
pastoring is to shepherd the Lone Pine Flock towards deeper Spiritual
A little about the Shoaffs: Carol and I have been married for 17 years on
February 23rd. Between us we have six grown children and six grandchildren,
who are spread between PA, KY, NC, and WV. As I pastor, Carol is my best
supporter upon this earth.
Ministry Highlights: I was ordained at Shenango Christian Church (New Castle, PA) in July of 1969 at the ripe old age of 19. Shenango is part of the fellowship of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. My seminary teaching was at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, IL. My M.Div was in Hebrew Scriptures and I worked my way through seminary as a pastor and a Teaching Assistant in Hebrew Bible. My MS (1998) in Pastoral Counseling was done at Loyola College in Maryland. I have held several ministries from 1970 through the present. I tried retirement in December 2017, but did no like it at all. God called me to preach when I was 16 and I will continue as long as God chooses to extend that call. Someone has said, "If you can do anything else but preaching and be happy, do it." Well, I have tried counseling and other "jobs," but none fit me like preaching. I am grateful to Lone Pine for giving me the opportunity to continue to preach. My longest ministry was as a Chaplain in the Navy. I served on active duty for 13 years and in the Reserves for 2 more years. Eight of the 13 years I spent overseas -- mostly in the Western Pacific. I received full standing with the DOC as an ordained minister in 2002.
My Schedule: I am usually in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I encourage you to call and stop by. I love to get to know the flock. If you would like me to visit in the home, let me know and we can set it up. Regarding hospital visits, I consider that to be one of the most sacred of tasks. If you are going to be a patient or going in for surgery, let me know and I will come to pray with you and encourage you in the Lord.
Well, I do hope this was a helpful introduction. Also, I do Facebook Live broadcasts from my profile page (Douglas Shoaff) 2 to 4 times per week. Friend me and come share this time. I look forward to how God will use us together in His kingdom at Lone Pine Christian Church.