As with most Christians, Deb has faced many adversities in life. She views these hardships as opportunities to minister to both believers and non-believers, especially in the areas of infertility, death, divorce, and remarriage. Her desire as a Christian writer and speaker is to utilize her spiritual growth experiences to offer hope and effect change in the lives of her readers. One of her prized possessions is an 1899 copy of her favorite book In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. This book has influenced Christians for more than 100 years and her personally since the day she discovered it.

Deb is actively involved at Tannehill Valley Baptist Church , where she teaches the Lydia Ladies Sunday School Class, digging into God's Word and writing her own material. She previously led the student drama team and wrote and directed many skits and full-length Easter and Christmas dramas.

Several years ago, Deb led a Freedom Jubilee weekend conference and taught her Bible Study - The Fight for Freedom.

She and her husband love to travel. Over the years, they have cruised Alaska and both the Eastern and Western Caribbean. She has visited twenty-three of the fifty U.S. states and plans to travel cross-country after retirement. Of all the places they have seen, Lake Tahoe is their favorite vacation spot. While Andy enjoys the slopes at Heavenly, Deb prefers curling up in front of a warm fire while reading or writing. They recently purchased a camper and drove to the Grand Canyon, her second favorite spot and definitely God's country.

Deb would love the opportunity to minister to your women. If you would like to arrange for her to speak to your group or lead a weekend retreat, please contact her via mail or email. She does not charge a fee for coming to your event. She only asks that you cover her expenses and provide whatever love offering you feel is appropriate.


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Deb Shirley

12467 McMath Trail

McCalla, AL 35111