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Retirement of David Sheridan

Join us in honoring David Sheridan’s retirement. He served as GCI pastor for over 48 years.

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David Sheridan
101 Cramond Close SE
Calgary Alberta
T3M 1C1

Congratulations, David! We are very grateful to you for your many years of faithful service.

We wanted you to hear from David, in his own words.

Early memories start at Ambassador College in England and include teaching Physical Education at Imperial Schools and teaching geography on the College faculty. Twice touring the Holy Land and participating in the archaeological excavations in Jerusalem were outstanding experiences.

In Canada, I pastored congregations in Newfoundland (St. John’s and Corner Brook), Saskatchewan (Prince Albert and Tisdale), and Alberta (Calgary, Lethbridge and Red Deer.) The most meaningful and enjoyable part of pastoral ministry was visiting precious members in their homes – a less formal setting. A short teaching from the Holy Scriptures added an important spiritual dimension to these enriching experiences.

Moving with the doctrinal reformation of our denomination from the bondage of painful legalism and authoritarianism to God’s amazing grace, from deception and blinding heresy to the truth of the gospel and Christian orthodoxy was the major highlight. Then along came Incarnational Trinitarian theology enhancing our personal relationship with God and keeping Jesus as “the centre of the centre” of all we say and do. These transformations brought much freedom and joy.

As a long-time fan of Roger Federer, I continue to play singles tennis. Having completed ten marathons, I continue with long-distance running but now reduced to 10-kilometres. Espionage spy thrillers (Tom Clancy/Vince Flynn) bring a welcome change of pace along with cheering on the “Red Devils” – the Manchester United soccer team! Studying theology with the understanding that Jesus is “perfect theology” remains a life-long interest.

I am blessed to have my four beloved children and eight precious grandchildren all living here in the city of Calgary. Spending family time together and watching the little ones grow is an ongoing source of joy.

After 48 years in the ministry, walking daily in the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, our beloved Savior, and participating in the life and love of the triune God is always the number one activity.

David A. Sheridan
Calgary, Alberta

12 thoughts on “Retirement of David Sheridan”

  1. Hearty congratulations David. May God bless you and your family in your well deserved retirement. Very best wishes, Phil Hopwood

  2. Thank you for your witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and your willing participation with him in service to others. God does for us that which we could not do for ourselves. We have lives worth living and sharing in Jesus.

  3. David, our best wishes as you enter this new chapter in your life. Harlean and I fondly remember our time together in Halifax, NS.
    Warmest regards.
    Steve Botha

  4. Beautifully said dear brother David, cherished friend of 52 years and 1 month. Tammy and I send our love and heartfelt congratulations!

  5. Enjoy your retirement David! I am certainly appreciating mine. What a blessing to have kids and grandkids so close. Glad we have been part of such a theological renewal, but believe you may still need to consider your support of “red devils” — I can recommend another team with red shirts!

  6. What a track record!!! A big THANK YOU also for your contributions to Nachfolge, our Christian magazine.

    In Him,

    “Faithful servants never retire. You can retire from your career, but you will never retire from serving God.
    – Rick Warren

  7. I well remember our Bricket Wood days in England David. Major congratulations on your many years in ministry. Enjoy your well deserved years of retirement!
    Don & Alix Engle

  8. David, congratulations and happy retirement, my longtime colleague. Remembering the few times we were able to enjoy each other’s company in person. All the best.

  9. Congratulations David on your 48 years of faithful service. It’s been quite a journey since our Freshman year in 1970 at Bricket Wood, and it’s always been a delight to catch up at conferences. Enjoy your retirement with your family, and we wish you every blessing. Bob and Kathy (a fellow digger!)

  10. Congratulations on retirement, David! From spending years together in Bricket Woods, working together in Canada for many years (our sons were best friends as teens), to having lunch together when we came through Calgary last year, we have had a long and endearing friendship! God bless you with many years of good health! Glen and Connie

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