About Bob Shelton

Dr. Bob Shelton Graduated from Bob Jones University, and went on to preach God’s Word in Taiwan to those in the Chinese army camps under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Chek. He also evangelized the people of the Pescadores, a chain of islands between Taiwan and Mainland China. After marrying Nancy, he went to Okinawa where they served as first term missionaries. Later they went to Vietnam where they intended to spend the rest of their earthly ministry. They learned the language and entered into a work of evangelism and Bible conferences that took them from one end of the country to the other.

At this time, the Vietcong were in control of the mountains around the Mekong Delta where he lived. Every night they would come down and carry out horrible deeds of terror. People would be dragged screaming into the night, and their bodies would be found the next morning. They had suffered painful deaths. Because many of Shelton’s Christian friends were among those murdered, he confessed to developing a hatred for the Vietcong. Then one day an officer in the Vietnamese army came to him and said, “In a prison camp not far away we have 500 Vietcong prisoners. Would you like to go preach to them?” Shelton hesitated, knowing that some of the men who had killed his friends might be there. But he also knew that God had given him this opportunity and would help him love these men, so he consented. When he finished preaching, about 25 communist guerrillas indicated they had received Christ.

Eventually, they returned to the States for furlough with their three children. (Their daughters, Becki and Shari, were born on Okinawa and their son, Dan, in Saigon.) It was during furlough that the war broke out in Vietnam and they were not able to return to that field to do the work that was so close to their hearts. Following Dr. Savage’s 38 year ministry at First Baptist Church in Pontiac, Michigan the congregation extended the call to Bob to become their next pastor. Many received Christ as Savior. The radio ministry under Pastor Shelton covered the globe and responses came from 36 countries. Perhaps one of the greatest outreaches was the television program, “There Is An Answer,” which weekly saturated the greater Detroit area resulting in the conversion of many people and the edification of countless Christians. Since 1974, the Sheltons have been in a full-time ministry of evangelism and Bible conferences which take them throughout our country and many foreign lands.

4 responses to “About Bob Shelton

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  2. Bob and Denise Griffin

    Dear Bob and Nancy. Isn’ t this age wonderful? We have been wondering about you. Where you were and what you were doing. If you were still walking planet earth. Don’t know if you remember us or not, but I think you will. Bob sang in the Griffin Brothers Quartet in Pontiac, and I was in High School with you one year. I have a picture of us at the Highway Herald meeting 1946, If you would like a copy we would be happy to send it to you. We are in Middleville, Mi. and you came to our house while ministering at the church. You look great. It seems the Lord has blessed you with
    good health. God Bless You as you continue to serve the Lord.
    Bob and Denise

  3. Dear Doctor Bob, I found an old cassette of you from i believe your Preaching at Pastor Gerry Ducketts church some 30 years ago, or at Pastor Allen’s church in Evansville some20 years ago, but which ever i once again enjoyed hearing you bring the word-this one ” Lenin’s four Totals”, on the crowns we can win and the need for christians to have the same dedication of the communists you dealt with in the east. i am
    retired now and am hoping i can get some cds of your ministry to share
    with friends. But wanted to say hi and thanks for your ministry of bible conference speaking i was able to enjoy (by God’s Wonderful Providence) twice in my early years of faith. My best to you and your dear wife nancy and if by chance either or both of you are with the LORD, thanks to those who have the site active. Grace and Peace you all who work this site. by HIS MAGNIFICENT GRACE i am His now some 35 years. Linn Cartner

  4. Some reason The Lord has had you on
    my heart, have been praying for both of you the past year. I pray you are all doing well.

    I’ll never forget your ministry at First Baptist Church. I’ve read how The Lord has still been using you. Praise God!

    I don’t own my accordion anymore, but play piano as a sub at my church.

    I will NEVER forget, brother Bob, when you visited my Dad (Bill Coleman) in the nursing home. My Dad was singing his heart out, hymns, and your eyes tested up as you heard him sing from his heart.

    God bless you both in your ministry. His grace is sufficient for you,

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