Pastor Shane Hostutler
I graduated from Paden City High School in ’99 and enrolled in college at MVNU. My major was yet to be determined. After much searching and prayer, I knew God was calling me into fulltime ministry. I declared my major quite late (the spring of my Senior year) and had to then attend only one extra semester. I finished college with a B.S. in Theology. I thought it would be best to go on to seminary, but God had other plans.
After just a few months, I began work as the Full-time Youth Pastor of Pickerington Nazarene Church. I spent 7 wonderful years there, and during that time I also served for 4 years as the Central Ohio District NYI President. During my first year at Pickerington, I married my fiancé Jackie Shively. We were married on June the 4th 2005. She has been my support and strength in life and ministry from that time to this. We now have a son, Slayton Keith Hostutler, born 11/15/2011.
In 2011 we knew God was preparing us for change, but we did not know when, where, or how. After much prayer and many dead ends, a call came from Parkersburg 1st Nazarene Church. We did not know First church was looking for staff, and Pastor Keith did not know God was leading us in a new direction. But after a conversation with my father (Pastor Keith), we realized that God was working on something we would have never dreamed. In September we interviewed here and accepted a unanimous call from the board. We are excited and humbled to be serving as your associate pastor and family here at Parkersburg 1st Church. I know God has great things in store.
That is where I have been, but not who I am. I am an avid Mountaineer and Steeler fan. I love the outdoors. Any time I’m free I want to be fishing, hunting, golfing, or boating. I like to shop especially on craigslist, and I’m always looking for a deal. I love spending time with my family any way I can. Most importantly, I am and want to be a devoted disciple of Christ, willing to follow wherever he leads.