Pastor Sheeley is originally from Washington State but has lived all over the country and even in a few foreign ones. He began his career in the Air Force shortly after graduating high school and stayed until retirement in 2006. During those twenty years he served in California, Germany, Colorado, Florida, and finally in Warner Robins, Georgia. It was during John’s time in Germany that God introduced him to Lynette while they were both attending a Baptist conference in Interlaken, Switzerland!
After retiring from the Air Force, Pastor Sheeley worked for a time as a classroom instructor with Boeing at Robins AFB. In 2007 he became the manager for the Military Education and Training Office at Robins AFB and eventually his company moved him to be in charge of the 911 Center at Ft Benning, Georgia. Pastor John was called to serve as the shepherd of Geneva Baptist Church in April of 2012 prior to coming to Northridge Baptist in November of 2015.
Lynette comes from an Army family and spent most of her life in Fayetteville, NC but has also lived in Germany, Texas and Kansas for a brief period. She was attending North Carolina State University when they met and has been his loyal partner in service since their wedding in September of 1991.
Both of their daughters, Lauryn and Lesley, were born while they were stationed in Colorado Springs, CO. Lauryn is a Dental Hygienist in the Atlanta area and Lesley is continuing her studies in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy at the University of North Georgia.
Pastor Sheeley has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries from the School of Divinity at Liberty University. He previously earned a Master of Science in Education specializing in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University and his Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.