New York - Long Island
SHIRLEY ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Shirley Assembly of God is located in the heart of suburban Long Island New York. This wonderful location literally brings the world to our doorstep. The ministry of Shirley Assembly of God focuses on developing each believer into a mature disciple of Christ while unlocking their potential to serve God both inside and outside the church walls. The rich Pentecostal history of this church is celebrated by both its older and younger generation; both of which demonstrate mutual respect and understanding. Shirley Assembly of God has always focused on outreach, student ministry and passionate prayer. Dozens of pastors have been trained and released from Shirley Assembly of God over the years literally serving congregations across the nation and the world.
Here is what sets Shirley Assembly of God apart:
- Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic, Inter-Generational Church & Community
- Creative Arts Emphasis
- Graphic Arts
- Student Ministry Focus
- College and Young Adult
- Youth Ministry
- Children’s Ministry
- Pre-School Ministry
- Family Focus
- Strong Christian Education Experience
- Adult Bible Studies
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Youth Bible Studies
- Interest Groups
- Personal Growth Groups
- Spiritual Growth Groups
- 40 year history developing pastors
- Pastoral Leadership Investment
- Personal Mentoring
- Leadership Training
- Hands-on Opportunities
- Prayer Emphasis
- Holy Spirit empowered, inspired and directed
- Teamwork Dynamic
SENIOR PASTOR KEITH SHAW
Keith graduated from Central Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and has served in the pastorate for over 23 years as an ordained Assemblies of God minister. His ministry has included Senior, Senior Associate, and Youth pastorates all on Long Island in New York. Keith has faithfully served at Shirley Assembly for 18 years transitioning to the role of Senior Pastor in 2012.
The focus of his ministry has been pastoral care, family ministry, personal development and Christian Education. The focus of his ministry is to equip and inspire Spirit-filled disciples of Christ. He is passionate about empowering a generation that honors God with its unique gifts and talents and living the Christian faith out loud in the market place.
Keith and his wife Lisa have chosen to invest their entire ministry in New York on Long Island. They serve together with their four children impacting this generation for Jesus.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE PASTOR JOHN FRANCIS
John graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and has served in the pastorate for over 25 years as an ordained Assemblies of God minister. His ministry has included Lead, Senior Associate, Associate, Youth, and Student Ministries pastorates. John draws from a depth of personal experiences in God which enables him to enjoy mentoring those God has called to serve in full time ministry.
The focuses of his ministry have always been evangelism, discipleship and leadership development. John is passionate about taking the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the next generation. His desire is to instill a great hunger for intimacy with God through the creative enabling of the Holy Spirit.
Long Island natives John, his wife Melanie and their four children have returned to Shirley Assembly of God to fulfill the purposes of God in this place and through this generation.
Melanie graduated with a Master of Science in Secondary Education from Dowling College after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Government and Spanish from Evangel University. After teaching in the public school system for a decade she chose to step away from her love of teaching to enter full time ministry. Her ministry experience has included Youth, Children, Student Ministries, and Administrative pastorates. Melanie currently serves on the team at Shirley Assembly. She also serves as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at SUM.
The creative arts have always played a central role in her ministry including writing, drama, music and dance. Melanie inspires believers to explore their unique gifts and talents and harness their ministry potential. She is passionate about leaving a spiritual inheritance to the next generation and imparting wisdom to those who will lead tomorrow’s church.
Melanie lives with her husband John and their four children in their native Long Island reaching their culture for Christ.
Shirley Assembly of God
27 McGraw Street
Shirley, New York 11967