About the Course
The objective of this course is to lift up the Person of Jesus the Christ in His distinct function within the Godhead and with mankind. Attention will be paid to humanity’s timeline, Jesus as the Word of God, and the deity of the Son. Further attention will be given to those issues that underscore doctrinal debates about the person and work of Christ.
Rod learned much about local church ministry from his father, Dwane Shockley, as pastor, and later Executive director of CBNorthwest (ret). Rod graduated from Judson Baptist College in 1982 with a B.A. in Broadcast Communications and Biblical Studies. After graduation he returned to the automotive industry in fixed operations management. After additional two years in the San Francisco Bay Area with Nissan Motor Corporation.
In 1990 he sensed God's call to vocational ministry and relocated his family to Bellingham Washington, as Associate Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church. While serving there he studied ministry and theology at Regent College, Vancouver B.C. Canada. In 1995 he and his wife Shelley moved their family to Kent, Washington and planted TurningPoint Community Church, where they continue to serve. Rod and Shelley have been married 31 years and have 5 grown children.