The Upper Room co-ed Life Group (ages 18-45)
John and Shirley Strovers- Co-Teachers
John and Shirley have been members of Wrightsboro Baptist Church (WBC) for about 5 years. John has been a follower of Christ for 56 years and has taught adult Bible Study for 34 years. Shirley has been a follower of Christ for 59 years and has taught Bible Study for 14 years. John serves as a Deacon and Shirley serves as church clerk. They also serve in many other capacities at WBC on committees, as choir members, delivering Meals on Wheels, and during special outreach events.
John served in the Army National Guard and retired from many years in the FBI in Washington DC. Shirley also retired from the FBI. They have 2 grown children. Shirley enjoys music, reading, biking, and conversation. John enjoys following Big Ten collegiate sports, traveling, gospel music, reading and spending time with friends.
John feels teaching Bible Study is rewarding because he loves being part of others’ Christian growth, as he grows through teaching about God. Shirley loves preparing to present the Word of God in a transforming way, praying for and supporting life group members, while working to build strong relationships among group members.
Walt Futch- Assistant Teacher
Walt became a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church (WBC) in 2007 by Baptism. He became a follower of Christ while growing up in a local Methodist church. In recent years, Walt has been serving as a Deacon, and as assistant teacher in The Upper Room co-ed (ages 18-45) Life Group. Walt works at GE and is married to Meredith. They have one daughter, Katie, who is involved with AWANA and Upward Basketball at WBC. Walt enjoys coaching her team. He also enjoys woodworking and fishing.
Walt admits that he didn’t start investing in his faith until he met his wife during homecoming 2008 at WBC. Walt has a hunger for God’s Word and stands firm in his faith, not willing to compromise his beliefs to the whims of popular culture. He states he is a sinner like everyone else, not deserving salvation, and is thankful for the grace given by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Walt believes that a life group is somewhere you can truly grow as a believer.