Education: Ira Lee Sandefer holds the following educational degrees:
He graduated from Irving High School, Irving, Texas in 1962
He received his Associate of Arts degree from Claremore Junior College (Not name Will Rogers Junior College) in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1976.
He received his Batchelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Oklahoma State University in 1979 with majors in English and Speech Communication.
Family: Pastor Ira Lee Sandefer has a close knit family. His wife of 39 years is Mary Paulette Sandefer. She is highly involved in the ministry, serving as Women’s Ministries Director, Children’s Church Director, and Special Singer. She has distinguished herself as a highly organized and efficient administrator, as well as, a guest speaker for Ladies Retreats, Special Days, and Other events.
Sandefer has one son, Tommy Lee Sandefer, who is currently serving as Senior Pastor of the Wilmington Church of God in Wilmington, Delaware. There are two grandsons, ages eight and five which are the delight of the Sandefers.
Books that have had an impact: The Purpose Driven Church
Leading The Turn Around Church
The Fourth Dimension
Hobbies: Fishing, Golf, and grilling on the patio.