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Pastor Cher ~ Not an Ordinary Pastor

Updated on July 1, 2015

Aka Miss Cher

So who is Pastor Cher? I am the co-founder of Shield of Faith Family & Youth Ministries (aka SOFFY). As the C.E.O. for 18 years, the Lord has blessed me to have been instrumental in launching over 30 outreaches reaching all over the world.

I am a published author of three Christian books, have written hundreds of children's stories and tons of articles over the years in the Christian field. Hopefully, they will be available in e-book form soon.

It's all because of the Lord and YOU, my partners and supporters in the ministry of spreading the gospel of Christ Jesus. I love you and thank you so much! Your faithful prayers and generous support have helped SOFM to achieve all that it has ... and praise God, we're not done!

My hope is that in some way these writings and teachings will draw people closer to Jesus, so they can live a victorious life in Him. May the Lord God Almighty richly bless you.

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Another Chance©

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 2:14

It seems that no matter what list of things I try to accomplish during the year, I always fall short in doing it all. Furthermore, it seems that many people fall into this same category each year.

Instead of feeling bad about what I didn't get done, I am thankful for the things I did accomplish with the help of the Lord. When I look back over the year, I find that there were things I accomplished that were more important than the things I had on my original "to do" list.

As we enter into another year let us be thankful for the victories we have had through Christ Jesus, and thank the Lord for another chance at the list this year. "Thanks be unto God which always causes me to triumph in Christ." 2 Corinthians 2:14

(Faith Moments Devotional Article used by permission SOFFY Ministries®. Not to be used or copied in any way without permission.)

Photo courtsey of Pastor Cher
Photo courtsey of Pastor Cher

Who is Pastor Cher?

Who am I? Well, I guess that depends on what I am doing at the time, like most folks. Right now I'm a writer and author, later today I might be fulfilling the duties of a pastor, evangelist or counselor. Maybe tomorrow or the middle of the week, I might have some teaching, singing or gardening to do all while I try to be the best wife I can and daughter to a Living God. It wasn't always like this. As a matter of fact, my desire was to teach and be a loving wife. But things don't always turn out the way we plan, do they?

I began teaching Sunday School and Children's Church when I was 16 years old, and would have never guessed that path would lead me to becoming a preacher. I can even remember praying and asking God, "Please don't let me marry a preacher." He answered my prayer for a short time. I know that God has a sense of humor, because not only am I married to a pastor, I am one also. Something I didn't see coming, but never regretted.

In all the challenges I have overcome in life, I have derived this from them as a Christian and have made it my teaching motto: "Identify the problem and give it no place!" The problem, well, simply put is... sin, satan or my own will. The place ... under my feet. That is, no place. Once I identify what is causing the problem, I confront it with the Word of God, and give it no place to grow in my life. I have to be honest, sometimes it takes a lot of stomping to get the problem under foot and give it over to God, but when I do, the victory comes.

My purpose and vision is to build the Kingdom of God through programs that focus on the function of the family as a whole, youth and community outreach by teaching Godly principles, and ministering to the orphans, widows and senior citizens.

Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You
Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You

How many times a day do you operate out of your feelings? Lots if you're like me. Learn how to live by the Word of God and not emotions in Joyce Meyer's book Living Beyond Feelings.


Overcoming Your Mind. - "Identify the Problem and give it no place!"©

Our body and mind are always in a fight with our spirit, when it comes to doing the righteous thing. Learning that the problem can be identified to a source was a powerful tool for me in overcoming a head injury, and that's why I chose to highlight this book by Joyce Meyer.

The average person has 70,000 thoughts every day, and many of those thoughts trigger a corresponding emotion. No wonder so many of us often feel like we're controlled by our emotions. Our lives would be much improved if we controlled them.

In LIVING BEYOND YOUR FEELINGS, Joyce Meyer examines the feelings that human beings experience. She discusses the way that the brain processes and stores memories and thoughts, and then - emotion by emotion - she explains how we can manage our reactions to those emotions.

Joyce describes the 4 personality types and their influence on one's outlook. The power of replacing reactions with pro-actions lead to a healthy, happier life.

Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind
Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies to Win the Battle of the Mind

Joyce has a saying: "Where the mind goes, the man follows." This was the basis for Battlefield of the Mind, and in her latest book, Meyer provides "power thoughts," bringing the reader to a new level of ability to use the mind as a tool to achievement. POWER THOUGHTS isa flexible program to turn thoughts into habits, and habits into success.


"And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children." Isaiah 54:13

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Study Helps

God is in Control
God is in Control

We live in a world of full of questions: Who, what, why? But because of God's Word, we also have answers from an all-knowing Father in Heaven. In God Is In Control, Charles Stanley gives us a message that we are to rely on God knowing that He is in control, no matter what things may look like. This book of hope includes some of the pastor and best-selling author's own photography.

NKJV, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible, Paperback
NKJV, The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible, Paperback

This NKJV Bible is arranged in 365 portions, each including devotional insights derived from Dr. Stanley's Life Principles Bible. The full text of the Bible is broken into daily readings so you can read the Bible in a year. The daily 15 minute readings consist of a passage from the Old Testament, readings from Psalms and Proverbs, and a New Testament passage. Personal Notes from Dr. Stanley. The first Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Bible, so it's environmentally friendly.


All profits go to SOFFY Ministries, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

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      Pastor Cher 

      2 years ago from United States

      Jeanne, I've passed on the message to the right person and he will be in contact with Bill. Hope this helps.

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      3 years ago

      Hello, I live in Loveland, Colorado. My brother is Bill Nott. He was a chikdhood friend of Jim. Bill has MS and lives in a care facility in Philadelphia. Today, 10/23/15, is his birthday and I called to wish him a happy birthday. We talked for a bit and he asked if i remembered Jimmy. He told me he would love to get in touch with him and i told him id try my best to locate him. My Cousin, Beth directed me to you and i home you can help me out. I am on FB under Jeannette Nott. Thank you and God bless.

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      5 years ago

      Nice to meet you and know a bit more about you and the work you are doing in God's Kingdom. Blessed!

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      5 years ago from British Columbia

      Nice to meet you, Pastor Cher.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      May your ministry continue to be powerfully blessed as lives are changed in and through Christ Jesus. Appreciated learning more about you. Great to have you here in the Squidoo community.

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      5 years ago

      Very nice to meet someone writing from the heart that actually cares. I

      look forward to visiting your lenses. Thanks!

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      5 years ago

      I've enjoyed your lenses, and will return when I need that bit of light and brightness in my day. Thank you so much Pastor.

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      darciefrench lm 

      5 years ago

      So lovely to meet you Pastor Cher! <3

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      Vicki Green 

      5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      So nice to get to know a little more about you!

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      6 years ago

      Have I ever heard of a Woman Pastor, yes for sure; who doesn't know of Joyce Meyer for example!!

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      Beverly Lemley 

      6 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      You have great strength and convictions! Thank you for spreading God's word tirelessly and fully, as God is sending you. I am glad I met you! Thank you for speaking from your heart ~ which is all we really have. I like your comments about being thankful for your accomplishments instead of fretting about what doesn't get done. That's a great point, one I probably need to hear today. Thank you, Pastor Cher! May God continue to bless you and your family in your ministries. B : )

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      6 years ago

      Congratulations on your achievements! May God continue to bless you on your journey!

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      Lori Green 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas

      The only religions I really respect are the ones that allow women into the highest positions. Thank you for sharing and God Bless.

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      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      God Bless all your outreaches and ministry.

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. Great lens. God bless!

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      PastorSam LM 

      6 years ago

      Hello Pastor Cher,

      Nice to meet you and see your heart in your testimony. Keep moving forward in your calling!

      In His Hands,

      Pastor Sam

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      6 years ago

      It's a pleasure to meet you! Looking forward to taking some time and reading your lenses!

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      6 years ago

      Very nice to meet you!

      Blessed by a Squidoo Angel

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      6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Hi! Two of my cousins (one female) and an uncle are pastors and many of my relatives are worship leaders, Sunday School teacher, and Christian musicians. It's nice to meet you! =D

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      Kathryn Grace 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      My mother, who heard Aimee Semple McPherson speak, always believed her girls could grow up to do anything they wanted. In our culture at the time, and with the constraints of our childhood, it wasn't actually possible, but many women of our generation did break all-male barriers. I'm glad you're one of the new ones continuing to show the way for young women who aspire the ministry.

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      6 years ago

      Wow Pastor Cher. I was exploring Lawrence's Lens regarding how Amazing Grace became a song and found your lens. I look forward to exploring your writings, God Bless.

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      6 years ago

      Very good story Pastor Cher! I learned a lot from it!

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      6 years ago

      My grandmother wasn't a pastor, per se, but she was an itinerant preacher (Church of the Brethren). Thanks for sharing your story!

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you for visiting Lensmasters Represent America...would you like to be added to the list? :)

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      6 years ago

      I wish you much success.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      One of the family books that I'm researching and plan to self-publish is about my great-aunt who devoted her life to working in an orphanage in Alaska. While there, she started a church in the small community of Hope. I guess officially she wasn't a minister, but perhaps today, she might have taken that path. I've made a lens about her: Bertha McGhee.

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      ". . . sometimes it takes a lot of stooping to get the problem under foot and give it over to God, but when I do, the victory comes."

      This is something I need to work on. thanks for saying it.

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      6 years ago

      God Bless You!

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      6 years ago

      Thank you Pastor reading my lens and a great message. May God continue to use you mightily.

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      6 years ago

      Dear PastorCher, Thanks for stopping by my lens. It's a joy to meet you here on Squidoo. Thank you for bringing our Lord's message to others so beautifully. God bless.

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      davenjilli lm 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful to meet you! Look forward to learning more about your ministry.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I enjoyed reading this and learning more about you and your ministry. Wonderful!

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      6 years ago from Maryland

      Nice to meet you, Pastor Cher! :)

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      Spook LM 

      6 years ago

      A very good and entertaining read. Enjoyed reading it and finding out more about you.

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      6 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      Welcome to Squidoo! I think you will enjoy it! Blessed.

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      Teri Hansen 

      6 years ago

      'Yes, God does have a sense of humor.' I ended up married to a minister as well, didn't see that one on the radar, but 20 years later I can't imagine my life any other way. God Bless!! So glad to have you here in our community of givers.

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      Paul Turner 

      6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Good stuff Pastor Cher.

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      6 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo!

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      6 years ago

      Hi nice to meet you. Have you ever heard of Andrew Womak ministries. We use a lot of his bible studies at our church. Our church is Flinders Christian Fellowship

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      6 years ago from Benson, IL

      Hi there--

      Looks like you're getting a good start to establishing yourself on Squidoo. Nice to see someone here who isn't afraid to share her faith. I probably wouldn't be as articulate about mine, which is probably why I don't make Lenses about it. :S Anyway, God bless and see you around Squidoo. :)

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      6 years ago

      enjoyed the read tonight, appreciate your thoughts and what you do for good in the world we live in.

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      6 years ago

      Nice to meet and know little about you sister in christ. May the lord continue to do his wonderful works in your life and let you be the guider for his followers. God bless you.

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      6 years ago

      Is the entire Bible the Word of God? To see my thoughts on this question, I have written an article Is The Bible Gods Word on . I would like your opinions on it.

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      E L Seaton 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      My childhood pastor was a woman in Mississippi. I kept up with her until her passing a couple of years ago. She even did the prayer in my wedding. Glad to see you here and seeing more of your work.

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      6 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo. I hope you have a great time here!

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      6 years ago

      Great to get to know you a little better!


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