Pastor’s Corner: Ethan Shockley


Pastor’s Corner: Ethan Shockley


Church of the Highlands, Huntsville Campus Students

Tell us about yourself

My name is Ethan Shockley and I get the honor of helping pastor the students of Huntsville with the goal of seeing them planted and thriving in the local church. I enjoy any form of sports; playing, watching, inventing, as well as eating queso by the gallon. I love my church because of the incredible vision laid out by our senior pastor which involves not just seeing people saved, but redeemed and fulfilled, living out their calling.

What motivates you to do what you do?

My motivation comes from remembering what Jesus has done for me. When I remember that Jesus raised me from dead to life, that’s more than enough motivation to attack the enemy and win our city for Jesus.

What is God speaking to you right now?

God is really speaking to me about how Jesus doesn’t just save us, but he sustains us for the rest of our lives. I think so often in American Evangelicalism we begin to focus more on our works than what Jesus has done for us. I know this happens to me in ministry. But when you focus on the three simple words, “It is finished” you finally get to rest in the work that has been accomplished on your behalf.

Galatians 2:19-210 MSG
“What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn’t work. So I quit being a “law man” so that I could be God’s man. Christ’s life showed me how, and enabled me to do it… It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me.”

What does unity in our city mean to you?

Unity in our city will be demonstrated through the love Christians have for one another due to our common goal: Making Jesus famous, not ourselves!

Prayer for the city:

Jesus, I pray that you would move in our city in a way that only you could. Your supernatural grace is what rescued us, and now we are asking you to rescue this city.

Move through your church to see your will accomplished.

We lean on the promises you’ve given us, that you will work all things for good, that your young men will dream dreams, and that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit falls on us. We need your power to come from heaven and we trust you to move in a way that we can’t.

We stay dependent on the cross and thankful for giving us what we don’t deserve.

You say in your Word, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” [2 Chronicles 7:14]

So heal our land. Heal our city.





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