Sword & Shield Ministry

There are moments when Veterans and First Responders ask themselves as they attend a church, "Do I fit in here?" As a military pastor of over 20 years, I understand the need and desire to be around those with similar backgrounds and purposes, especially when it comes to the weight of the c​areer and the incredible calling to serve Christ. The Sword and Shield Ministry is a Christian, inter-denominational fellowship of Veterans, First Responders, and their families in a worship environment that...

Exploring God 

Through personal praise and cooperate worship. To allow us the moments to have a powerful encounter with a God that loved us enough to die for us so that 

we can live for Him.

Psalms 150:6 "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord"

Matthew 22:37 "Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind'."

Experiencing God

By individual and group study of God's Word. To engage in the knowledge, development of skills of service, and understand our purpose to live the full, abundant, victorious life in and for Christ.

2 Timothy 2:15 "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing 

the word of truth."

2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

Expressing God

Through our time, our talents, and our treasures, to eternally impact our families and community for Christ. 

Galatians 6:6-10 "Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith."

For More Information

To learn more about the Sword and Shield Ministry, support events, and times of worship & fellowships, please email [email protected]

The Challenge of Serving Christ

“Give me all of you!!! I don’t want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work. I want YOU!!! ALL OF YOU!! I have not come to torment or frustrate the natural man or woman, but to KILL IT! No half measures will do. I don’t want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather I want the whole tree out! Hand it over to me, the whole outfit, all of your desires, all of your wants and wishes and dreams. Turn them ALL over to me, give yourself to me and I will make of you a new self---in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you Myself. My will, shall become your will. My heart, shall become your heart.”

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity