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About Sherwood

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Sherwood Haisty is an ordained Southern Baptist minister.  He currently is a member of First Ukrainian Baptist Church of Roseville, California where he frequently preaches.  In addition he also regularly serves as a guest preacher in other Russian and Ukrainian churches in the Sacramento area. 

In recent years Sherwood has preached in various Slavic ministry events including youth and young adult retreats, children’s camps, and a Sunday school leadership retreat for the Pacific Coast Slavic Baptist Association.  Besides his regular preaching engagements, Sherwood is also an instructor with Blogovest Adult Bible School teaching courses in systematic theology and hermeneutics.  He has taught semester long classes in New Testament Survey, Old Testament Survey, and the book of Genesis for another midweek youth Bible school.   Sherwood also is a full time teacher at Bryte Christian Academy where he currently teaches Bible, history, and English as well as serving as a revolving chapel speaker for the school.

Sherwood surrendered to the Gospel ministry in 1996 and moved from Little Rock, Arkansas and was later ordained at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN under the leadership of Dr. Adrian Rogers.  Sherwood has been the senior pastor of churches in Arkansas, Mississippi, and California, as well as having done interim and church staff work in Tennessee.  He also has preached in several week long evangelistic events, and has engaged in years of ministry in open air street preaching and college campus outreach directly engaging the public with evangelism and apologetics.    

Sherwood is a graduate (AE) from Arkansas College of Technology in Little Rock, AR, a graduate (ADiv 96 credit hours) from  Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN, a graduate (BA) from Crighton College also in Memphis, and a graduate (MDiv 102 credit hours) from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California of which the latter involved rigorous studies in Hebrew and Greek exegesis, Bible exposition, and theology. 

A native of Arkansas and a lifelong bachelor, Sherwood’s mom lives in his home town of Grady and his sister and her husband reside in the area.  Sherwood’s father graduated to Heaven in 2015 at the age of 89 just a couple of weeks before he would have turned 90 years of age.

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