Shamus Strapp

Stowe Church South City, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Columbus Ohio
Stowe Church South City
July 17

About My Family

Shamus graduated from Cedarville University in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in global economics international business. He has been married since 2017 to Chelsea. He serves as pastor of Stowe Church South City. His desire is to see God’s church be built up in inner-city America. His duties include preaching, counseling and discipleship with members of the south-side community.

About My Church Plant

The role of Stowe Church is to be a body of believers that meets people where they are in their faith and challenges them to grow in it. We want anyone who comes through the doors of Stowe to receive help to also receive the gospel and know that there is a community of people they can lean on for support. We want to see men and women on the south side believe in Jesus, turn from their own way of life and surrender everything to Him. We want to take people from broken desperation to leadership in the church.

NAMB Church Planting

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