Encouragement From the Elders

Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15

Northwest was richly blessed 35 years ago by the arrival of the     Shannon family. In April, we celebrated our Preacher and Muleskinner, Jim Shannon for 35 years of service, thirty five years of faithful service. Thirty five years of sermons with three points, mule lessons, weddings, funerals, babies, baptisms and Bible classes. Supporting his brothers and sisters in good times and in times of need. We were also blessed with his wonderful wife, Barbara. Together they have demonstrated a love for God and a heart for this congregation. They have touched so many lives and lifted us up in prayer.

Jim often makes us laugh with his stories and quick wit. He is the coach for the Mules softball team, a community outreach mission. Each week on Tuesday, Jim visits members of the congregation. Jim is an encourager.

We, the Elders, are blessed to serve this church with Jim leading the flock. He always displays a Godly example for us to emulate and truly loves God. We look forward to continuing to learn from him and serve God alongside him. May God continue to bless and keep the Shannon family in His Care as they continue to serve Northwest.


I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Ephesians 1: 16