Our Pastor

Pastor Russell Shewmaker and his wife, Nancy, live in Gravette, Arkansas. Prior to that they lived in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where Pastor Shewmaker served Pilgrim Lutheran. Pastor and Nancy have three adult sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law, and three amazing grandchildren.

Pastor and Nancy are pleased to be a part of Christ Lutheran. They rejoice with their brothers and sisters at Christ in the message of God’s gifts to us in His Son, Jesus. The Apostle Paul wrote a long time ago, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2, English Standard Version). There is no shortage of problems in this life. They all stem from the biggest problem, sin. God has dealt with that problem at the cross of Jesus. Jesus’ resurrection tells us sin has been overcome. Now there is the certainty of a life beyond wonder with Jesus forever, and a wonderful life right now!

We invite you to learn more of Jesus and the full life He gives. Russell, Nancy, and everyone at Christ Lutheran Church will be pleased to have you. We bear one another’s burdens and rejoice in our blessings. We want you to know the wonders of God’s love in Jesus!