Mary Beth Sheridan
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For the last three years I have served as the Director of the Women’s Ministry at Cornerstone Church in Grove, Oklahoma. I along with my husband, Mark, have been very active in the church with youth as I serve on the praise and worship team, and bible teaching. Previously, we spent 10 years at Christ Church, where we served as children’s pastors, after having spent a year as Associate Pastors at Jay Family Worship Center in Jay, Oklahoma. Overall, we have 19 years of experience in the ministry. We are parents to two children, Joshua and Rachel, and proud grandparents to 4 grandsons, Abram, Michael, Micah, and Lucas.
My childhood was unlike most, in that I grew up with 12 brothers and sisters. At the age of 11, my life changed overnight. I lost everything that I had ever known- my home, my siblings, parents, aunts, and uncles. Life as I knew it, changed forever. I am a survivor of child abuse, neglect, and eventually, abandonment. From the age of 11 to the age of 18, I lived in 9 different homes. Because I lived in so many places, I was raised with many different religions, beliefs, and lifestyles. This has helped to shape me into the person I am today, as I have experienced many different ways of life. I had always tried to live up to what my foster parents expected of me but had always felt that it was unobtainable. At the age of 24, I was ready to give up and had thoughts of ending my life. That was when I began going to counseling, and in my search of healing, I found Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. It was then that the healing process began. He made me feel like I had purpose, and leaning on Him gave me the strength to help others overcome the same difficulties that I had experienced just a short time before. It is my passion to see people who are suffering to overcome and have someone to lean on and to know that we all have problems, but that we are not the problem. Problems are opportunities to overcome and I am an over comer with Jesus as the center of help. Teaching others the word of God is my passion.