Mark’s Views

Design Manager, Writer, and Speaker

Welcome Rev. Mark Shaferly


Many of you may already know Mark because he is a member of our church and shared with us about his ministry in China. This was just before the Covid 19 outbreak here, Mark told us how all the cities were on lock-down due to a new virus. He told us how the children would not be able to celebrate Christmas like us because of this. Little did we know that we would experience our own piece of the Pandemic Puzzle very soon.

Just to introduce Mark to those who haven’t met him, Mark graduated for Heidelberg College in 1982 with his B.A. then went on to Theological Seminary and graduated in 1985 with his Master of Divinity. He was ordained in July 1986 at Pine Forest Baptist Church, Collinsville, MS.

His history of ministry includes: Summer Missionary during the summers of 1975 & 1984; Chaplain Assistant in the U.S. Army 1976-1979; Associate Pastor at Polk Grove U.C.C 1983-1985; Foreign Missionary/ Teacher/Professor in Asia from June 1995-2018; Pastor at Vickery U.M.C. July 2020-2021.

Mark lived in Foley, AL for 3 years and helped with the youth at First Baptist Church in Foley. He returned to Ohio in 1992 and attended the First Baptist Church, Tiffin again helping with the youth program and Director of Children’s Church.

We are glad to have you as our Shepherd here at Harmony. We are excited for what the Holy Spirit has in store for us with your leading. Remember, our new vision statement is  “Christ is calling us to develop our spiritual gifts and be His ambassadors to our community.” Let’s get moving!


Pastor Mark’s office hours will be Wednesday’s 9am-noon weekly. You can reach him by phone at 567-230-1714 or email at

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