Pastor Daniel & Susan Shirley
Daniel Shirley is Pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational church, in Carlsbad, NM. He was born in Paris, AR, however, raised in Carlsbad, graduating high school in 1976. He met his lovely wife, Susan, a native of Oklahoma. Susan was born and raised in Tulsa, OK, graduating from Berry Hill High School in 1976. Daniel and Susan married September 9, 1978.
Beginning the fall of 1982, Pastor Daniel Shirley attended Bible School at Word of Life in Sand Springs, OK, graduating in May of 1983. He served as Director of School of Life in Sand Springs from 1986 to 1991.
In July 1991, Pastor Daniel and Susan Shirley moved back to Carlsbad, NM. Mandated by God, they started Word of Life Church on September 8, 1991. Their dream was to carry the vision of Word of Life in Sand Springs, OK of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with every family member and people throughout the world. Over the years, the vision statement has been modified to All the Family, All the Word, All the World, which simply means Word of Life’s vision covers family, Jesus as the uncompromised Word of God, and the world. Pastor Daniel and Susan have seen the church grow from its first worship service held in the Rodeway Inn Conference Room to a store facility to its present location, which includes a sanctuary, classrooms, fellowship café, game room, bookstore, and offices.
Pastor Daniel and Susan Shirley are blessed with 2 children, Jason and Courtney, and 5 grandchildren. Pastor Daniel’s interests include his devotion to ministry and spending time with his grandchildren. Pastor Susan’s interests include cooking, spending time with family, and major league baseball.
Pastor Jason & Tiffany Shirley
Jason Shirley is Youth Pastor of Word of Life Church in Carlsbad, NM. He was born in Tulsa, Ok, and at the age of 10, moved with his family to Carlsbad where he graduated high school in 1999. Answering the call of God on his life, he attended Rhema Bible Training Center to prepare for ministry and graduated May of 2002.
While attending Rhema Bible Training Center, he met his lovely wife, Tiffany. She was born in Downey, CA, moved to Tulsa, OK at the age of 2 and graduated from Charles Paige High School in 2001. They married August 10, 2002.
Pastor Jason and Tiffany moved to Carlsbad, NM on February 14, 2003 to become Youth Pastors of Word of Life Church and work under the direction of his father, Pastor Daniel Shirley. Pastor Jason also serves as Worship Leader of the church’s music ministry, while Pastor Tiffany also serves as office manager of the church. With great love for youth, Pastor Jason and Tiffany have a vision to raise up the next generation of Christians to lead their world.
Pastor Jason and Tiffany are blessed with 2 beautiful children, Brooklyn and Connor. Both Jason and Tiffany enjoy watching and playing sports, movies, and spending time with family and teenagers.
“I don’t believe this generation is not a passionate one, they just haven’t been given anything to be passionate about” – Pastor Jason Shirley