Jim (’99) & Kelly (Smith ’99) Shelton

by | Jun 16, 2017 | Graduates Around the World

Greetings to you!

A lot of changes have happened in the ministry for us in the past couple of years.   We had been missionaries in Puerto Rico from 2000 till November 2015.   God blessed in so many ways while we were there in allowing us to assist in helping two missionaries plant churches, planting another brand new church, and ending our time there restarting another church that had closed itʼs doors.   We praise the Lord for what He did in those churches, and for the souls that were saved during those years.   All of these churches are still going strong and going forward in the work of the Lord.

Several years ago, while in Puerto Rico, my Home Church Pastor asked me to pray about taking over as pastor at home at Trinity Baptist Church one day.   We both prayed for several months over the matter and God gave us both perfect peace about it.   Finally, in November 2015, I got a phone call from my pastor that he wanted me home to sit under him for several years before the transition is made.   This is where we are now.   Today, for now, I am Youth Director, Bus Director, Visitation Director, and in charge of various other responsibilities.   Kelly assists me in the Youth, has a bus route, and is in charge of Ladies Visitation on Thursdays.   God has given us 2 beautiful children; Cassia. 14; and AJ, 12.

We look forward to the future that God has in store here at Trinity Baptist Church.   We thank you for your prayers, please know we still pray for you as well.

God bless,

Jim, Kelly, Cassia, and AJ Shelton