New Direction Church Concert


Staff Report



Shelton Mencer will be singing in concert on Sunday August 06, 2017. The service will start at 9:30 a.m. Location is NEW DIRECTION CHURCH 11229 Gorsuch Road Galena Ohio 43021. Church phone is 740-965-1500.

Sheldon Wade Mencer was born October 30, 1964. He is married to Tammy. They celebrated 32 years of marriage on December 17, 2015. Their son Aaron is 27 and graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education. Aaron is an elementary music teacher for Coshocton City Schools, his wife Jessica is a Reading Recovery teacher in the district.

Aaron and Jessica have one daughter Elsee Jane born on March 22, 2014. Their daughter Cortney is 26 and works as a doctor’s assistant at an ophthalmologist’s office, her husband Nick graduated from West Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology and currently works for Coblentz Distributing in Walnut Creek, OH.

Cortney and Nick have one daughter, Rumer Wade born on September 15, 2015.

Sheldon began singing at a very early age. His experience includes but is not limited to church musician, nursing home ministry, youth pastor, worship pastor, associate pastor, music evangelist, evangelist, advocate for the disabled, and missionary to Africa.

Sheldon and his wife Tammy has served under the ministries of Evangelist Rex Humbard and also Evangelist Nancy Harmon.

Sheldon sings and plays piano, bass, and guitar. He travels extensively ministering solo and also as a duet with co-writer / publisher Steven Cheney. Sheldon has written over 300 songs including Only God Knows (Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance) Lead Me to the Rock (Janet Paschal-Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Series) Sweet Peace (The Kingsmen and The Nelons) Mercy River (The Singing Americans) and Quiet Time (Mencer, White & Cheney). Other artists to record his songs include Walt Mills, Vern Jackson, The Kingdom Heirs, Karen Peck and New River, The LeBeau’s and many others.

Sheldon has appeared as a music guest on the former PTL-Heritage USA, TBN-Trinity Broadcasting Network, CTVN-Cornerstone Television Network and many, many more.

In 2007 Sheldon & Tammy founded Mission 3:16 whose Purpose is to provide a refuge for the underprivileged, while meeting their physical, social, spiritual and educational needs. This may be accomplished through the written or spoken word and music and may also include other activities that will further the Vision of Mission 3:16. Mission 3:16 is currently building a children’s home in Nigeria while supporting a local native pastor.

Mission 3:16 currently supports 35 children at Perausad International Christian School.

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