2/21/2009

About the Author

2/21/2009 Posted by Sheldon Clowdus
My story is nothing remarkable really. I was raised in church in the middle of the Bible belt. I became a Christian when I was 7 years old. I remember sitting on our dining room floor with my mom and praying for Christ to save me. We were members of a small country church in Weogufka, Alabama. (Although the center of town was literally one intersection with a yellow blinking caution light, we managed to have a Weogufka 1st and 2nd Baptist church. We were members of 2nd Baptist.) The church didn’t have a baptistery so I was baptized in a creek just outside of town.
For the next 20 years, through several moves (including 2 ½ years in New Orleans while my dad got his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), high school, college, and getting married, I pretty much just coasted along. If following Christ is a journey from A to Z, by age 27 I had managed to get to about…….C.
When my wife and I moved into our first house here in Rome, GA a year after we got married, we became good friends with some neighbors across the street. It turned out that Russ enjoyed playing basketball and guitar as much as I did. It also turned out that he had a passion for discipling men. Through weekly meetings with Russ I learned the importance of and how to study my bible. The last 7 years have been incredibly fruitful for me both spiritually and personally.
Since then my wife Katherine and I have been blessed with 4 wonderful children (Emma Grace, Jace, Sophie, and Maddie Rose). God has grown me leaps and bounds through my time with Him, my marriage, my children, and my church. Two years ago I was humbled by God’s calling in my life to become the Family and Children’s pastor at our church.
Now I am learning to communicate the things God has taught me about Himself and this abundant life He has for me to the families at our church.
That is my story. Like I said, nothing remarkable other than the work God has done and is still doing in my life. Welcome to my blog and thanks for reading this.