John Shoemaker

Member, Pastoral Staff at Bethel Christian Fellowship

321 East Ave, Rochester, New York, United States
Bethel Christian Fellowship
HQ Phone:
(585) 232-1136
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Last Updated 11/18/2008

General Information

Employment History

Executive Director  - HOPE Initiatives


Founder and Senior Minister  - Outlook Christian Fellowship Rochester

Web References  

Ministry Network | TVLC Ministries

John Shoemaker of Rochester New York
John Shoemaker is best defined not by accomplishments, positions or titles, but by his passionate desire to intimately know God and to experience and more fully live in His manifest presence. The foundational calling on his life is be a spiritual father, helping sons and daughters to move toward their destiny in God, and providing encouragement and support to them in raising up their own spiritual sons and daughters. He and his wife Barbara both went through painful divorces and were single parents of three children each for many years. They were married in 1996 and now have 11 grandchildren. John took an early retirement from Eastman Kodak Company in early 203, after being asked to join the pastoral staff of Bethel Christian Fellowship, a large urban Rochester church. He spend about one-third of his 30+ year Kodak career in technical assignments and the remainder in various manufacturing management or other leadership positions. Over those years he also assumed a variety of ministry leadership roles, both inside and outside his church. In his 5 years at Bethel, he gave oversight to the finance and administrative functions, as well as to a number of pastors and ministries, and led Bethel's strategic planning processes. During his last tow years he was also the executive director of a Christian community development corporation focused on bringing economic, social and spiritual transformation to urban Rochester. At the end of 2008 John and his wife Barbara planted Outlook Christian Center, which is called to advance the kingdom of God in the greater Rochester area by helping people identify and pursue their callings and God-given dreams.

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John Shoemaker Executive Administrator Acting Executive Director, Hope Initiatives CDC

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My question is, what we are doing the other 51 weeks as churches and leaders to prepare people to be ministers and love people in their own world," said John Shoemaker, Executive Administrator of Bethel Fellowship Church. But, Shoemaker challenges that one day of worship isn't enough to erase the multitude of services provided by mega churches in good faith. "They trained fifty thousand leaders this summer on a simulcast.Look what they did in the hurricane and the Gulf," said Shoemaker. Shoemaker said one of the reasons they decided to reduce its Sunday Christmas schedule was to give employees some time off.

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