Bill Shiflett joined the Lenexa Baptist Church staff in August of 2005. Prior to coming to Lenexa he served dynamic churches in Oklahoma and Florida and served as the Worship Specialist for the Missouri Baptist Convention from 2003 to 2005. He earned both a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in music from Oklahoma City University.
Bill has served as a guest lecturer, worship leader and clinician for SBC Seminaries and Retreat Centers such as Ridgecrest and Glorieta as well numerous Associational clinics. As an adjunct professor he also taught Worship Leadership at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.
Bill and his wife Kerri, who also holds both a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in music from Oklahoma City University, love serving as a part of the team at Lenexa Baptist Church!
Bill became a Christian in May of 1991 while attending Northwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Although he had grown up a strong Baptist, Bill realized that he did not have a personal relationship with God as he listened to guest speaker Larry Jones preach about “grieving the Holy Spirit of God.” From that point, Bill sensed God’s call to full time service to the Kingdom of God.
Bill is responsible for Worship Service planning and leadership as well as overseeing the music needs of the church. Bill’s heart is to train others not just to sing or play but to truly worship.
He claims the commandment in Matthew 22:37 as his life verse:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment.”