When she preaches… I tend to listen

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This is not Shauna...

Actually, for as long as I have known Shauna (not that long) she has almost been the picture of humility and Christian life. She was recently featured in a local paper.

The Rev. Shauna Hyde believes God provides spiritual as well as physical power.

Aside from being armed with Biblical knowledge, she is an expert in karate and in 2006 was inducted into the U.S.A. International Black Belt Hall of Fame.

A winding path led her to Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston, where she began serving as pastor of parish life in June.

“I focus on the life of the congregation and the community,” she said. “I am naturally inclined toward pastoral care. I visit a steady stream of people and get calls all day long. That’s fine with me.”

Hyde believes she was always meant to enter the ministry. However, as a child, she just didn’t know a woman could become a pastor.

She was born in Greenville, S.C., and grew up in Colorado. She was one of four children and her father was a Nazarene minister who believed in daily family devotions.

“We grew up with theology lessons,” she said. “I was 14 when I asked for a study Bible. All of the cats on our ranch were baptized.”

Please read the rest here –

Pastor incorporates Hall of Fame black belt training in empowering ministry   – Food & Living – Charleston Daily Mail – West Virginia News and Sports –.

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3 Replies to “When she preaches… I tend to listen”

  1. Shauna Hyde – a woman Pastor! Now that’s Awesome!!! Does the church have any of her sermons recorded in their archive?

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