Anna Shaw joined the Christian H.E.L.P. Center as its Director in
February 2006. She and her husband Wayne, have lived in the Grove
community for over 10 years. Anna is orginally from Texas and after
their marriage has lived in Texas; Arkansas; Liberia, West Africa;
Illinois; before settling in Oklahoma. Wayne and Anna have three
grown children and four especially wonderful grandchildren who all
live in Oklahoma.
(Close enough to spoil at every opportunity!)
Anna worked for years in the Tulsa area as a Medical Legal Administrator,
Administrative Assitant and Office Manager. Anna graduated from
Oklahoma Weslyan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Business Administration and Human Resources. A strong christian
she has worked with her husband in ministry through their 40 year
Wayne Shaw has been the Senior Minister of the First Christian Church
in Grove since 1998. He served as the President of the Ministerial
Alliance of Grove for several years and during that time brought
unity among the area churches. This unity has been reflected in
the growth the Christian HELP Center and its impact upon the community.
Wayne is a Police Chaplain, on the board of CASA (Court Appointed
Advocates for Children in the Department of Human Services program)
, teaches extension classes for Oklahoma Weslyan University and
in his spare time loves to referee football.
The Christian HELP Center operates under the auspicious of the Ministerial
Alliance of Grove. David Knox, Senior Pastor of Grove Christian
Center, is the 2008-2009 President of the Ministerial Alliance.
Brother Knox has lived in the Grove area for 25 years. He graduated
from Grove High School and married a special Grove girl. He has
a desire for missions - in our community and worldwide.
Shirley Chambers a long time resident of Grove is the Treasurer
of the Ministerial Alliance and the Christian HELP Center. Mrs.
Chambers has years of experience as a bank auditor with Grand Savings
Bank in Grove. Shirley and her husband Leo are strong christians
who volunteer in many areas and are active members of the First
Remember Us In Prayer
is a Christian mission. We pray with and for the individuals who
come to the Center seeking assistance. We realize that they are
in need of the day to day basic food items and we strive to meet
some of that need. But all of us also need the comfort and provision
of our loving Lord. When faced with hardship and adversity knowing
God is by your side will make all the difference. For some of
these people we will be the only positive and living response
they will receive this week. Keep the volunteers and workers in
your prayers as you pray for the lost and hurting in our community.