Our Pastor

Rev. Michael Shockley, Senior Pastor

Mike comes to St Paul UMC from Crawfordville UMC in the North West District. He has served various churches of the Florida Conference for 29 years. Mike received his BA in ministry from Southeastern University (Assemblies of God) and his M.Div. from Emory University. He received ordination as Elder in Full Connection in 1987. He served in the US Navy (active and reserve) for 32 years, retiring as a chaplain at the rank of Commander in 2011.

Mike collects old books (published 100 years ago or more) and drinks a lot of Starbucks Coffee (tall, black with no cream). Sandy, his wife, is from Satellite Beach, Florida. She is now retired with over 30 years of service from various Federal agencies. Sandy loves little children, bible studies, the Hallmark Channel, Facebook, and everything Christmas. They met in Jacksonville in 1975. At the time, Sandy was a member of St Paul. (when Ed Montfort was the Senior Pastor)

They were married in 1976, and now have 3 wonderful children and 5 awesome, magnificent, beautiful grandchildren. They love their 11 year old Golden Retriever, “Hollie”, watching Poirot mysteries and holding hands while driving around the country in search of little-known historical sites.

Most importantly, they each, by God’s amazing grace, came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1976 when they began their journey together in life. And Jesus has made all the difference.

I PRAY for peace.
I PRAY for all of God’s people to experience God’s love.
I PRAY that God will guide my feet, my hands that I may be found faithful in my life of service.

I LIVE with HOPE.
I LIVE with JOY.
I LIVE to SERVE my God!

email:  info@stpauljax.org

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