Rebecca Shirey is a speaker and writer who loves to address life’s challenges with biblical truth and clarity. Her messages flow from a heart transformed by God’s love and grace as she challenges others in their everyday walk of faith. Through biblical teaching, personal stories, and practical applications, she desires her listeners to…
- Embrace the abundant life Jesus offers
- Discover the joys of knowing and praying God’s Word
- Trust God throughout life’s season
- Live out their faith with grace and courage
- Multiply influence by investing in the next generation.
The Lord called Rebecca into a decade of intense Bible study before releasing her into public speaking and teaching. Since then, she has spoken in venues in Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, Belgium and Costa Rica, and throughout the United States.
Part of Rebecca’s personal testimony includes a five-year period in which God led her and her husband to store their household goods, pack up a few personal items in their car, and join Him on an adventure in faith. The journey answered Rebecca’s prayer the previous year, “Lord increase my faith, and do whatever it takes!” Her messages are frequently interspersed with stories from that faith journey.
Rebecca served Protestant Women of the Chapel as an International Titus 2 Advisor from 2006-2010. She has also served as a leadership trainer for PWOC.
Her writings include articles for PrayerConnect, Experience and Encourage magazines and devotions for the Upper Room. She is a contributing author for the book, Pause for Moms. Rebecca has also written adult teacher and student Bible study curriculum for One Accord.
She and her husband, Lou, a retired Army Chaplain, live in Oklahoma City, OK. They are presenters for Galatian 6:6 Retreats for ministry couples, and More than Married Retreats for churches. Rebecca and Lou also serve on the Denominational Prayer Network and America’s National Prayer Committee.
In case you were wondering…
My Preacher Man and I have been married for 48 years, during which we’ve moved 39 times. We have three children who each have three children. The kiddos live all over the place. I’m thankful for airplanes and FaceTime.
I love decorating my house. I’ve had lots of experience.
Browsing through antique shops is a favorite past time. I also love collecting blue and white china, reading a captivating book, sipping on a good cup of coffee, and finding cute sale shoes.
My husband and I met in college. Before I knew him, I found a list of the freshman boys, studied their last names, trying to find the one that sounded best with Rebecca. I chose Shirey. Needless to say, I paid attention when I was later introduced to him. But that’s not the reason I married him.
When I was 10-12 years old, I knew I would marry a pastor. Also not the reason I married him.
One time, I made my husband a suit. He wore it. Bless his heart.
I grew up in an older home with six females – mom and my four sisters – and one bathroom. My precious dad took it in stride.
At one time I had visited 289 cities in 21 countries. Now, I’ve lost count.
I didn’t learn to drive until I was a sophomore in college. Before becoming a parent, I couldn’t understand why my parents didn’t insist I drive myself. Now I know.
When I was 16, I went joyriding with another 16 year old—in an airplane. I found out later he didn’t have certification for night flying. At the time, it seemed exciting. Today, my knees go weak when I think about it.
I lived in the Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest in the span of 13 months. I spent the better part of a decade living in Europe.
I have an imaginary, no-count maid named Isabella.
Studying the Bible is a passion, and I can spend hours doing it.