|About Don Shire|
Don Shire is a gifted Christian trumpeter with a passion for mission’s mobilization worldwide. Don offers his unique trumpet styling in church concerts, mission conferences and in evangelistic meetings throughout the United States and around the world. Don’s music is heard on Christian radio across the United States and is played on some international stations. His musical arrangements vary in style from classical to jazz to gospel, and his appeal is to all ages.
Alumni of Moody Bible Institute, Don and Kathy Shire have previously served in churches in the areas of youth, Christian education, and music. Don also worked for many years as president of two computer related businesses. Don was ordained as a minister of the Gospel by Impact International in 1994. In 1995, he responded to God’s leading to leave the business arena.
In 1997, Don and Kathy formed Don Shire Ministries, a mission organization offering short-term mission opportunities to anyone who is led of the Lord to serve. Since its inception, Don Shire Ministries has taken thousands of people on mission trips offering work projects, evangelism, teaching, children’s programs, Christian camping, and prison ministries. Several who have gone on these trips are now serving full time on the mission field.
Don and Kathy currently reside in Northern Wisconsin. They have been married since 1974, are the parents of three adult children, and are wonderfully blessed with twelve grandchildren. They are privileged to live across the street from Silver Birch Ranch, a Christian camping ministry that they have been involved with since 1980. Don weekly co-hosts a radio program with Dave Wager, Silver Birch Ranch’s executive director. The program is heard throughout Northern Wisconsin and is called “Conversations.”
With a concert schedule taking him to some of the largest churches in the United States as well as small churches in rural America, Don simply wants to serve where the Lord leads him. His goal at each concert is to challenge those in attendance to live committed lives for the Lord and to help people understand how to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Don’s recordings are available at his concerts and on this website.
One of Don’s favorite Bible verses is I Corinthians 14:8 “Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle? " The trumpet has indeed opened doors around the world. To date, Don has ministered in the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Holland, Honduras, India, Israel, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Trinidad, Uganda and Venezuela.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 26 May 2013 01:41|