• Ira Sandefer

    Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2004
Ira 's church

Smith Avenue Church of God
Sikeston, Missouri 63801
(573) 471-0209

About Ira
  • 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.
  • Experience: Pastor Sandefer has served in ministry for thirty seven years. He has served as Senior Pastor, State Youth Director of Arizona, Evangelist, and Youth Minister. Sandefer has served in his denomination as an elected member of the State Council of Oklahoma, State Youth Board Member of Oklahoma, State Evangelism Board of Oklahoma, State Missions Board of Missouri, State Ministerial Development Board of Missouri. He has served as Senior Pastor of the Smith Avenue Church of God in Sikeston,Missouri for the past four years.
  • 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.
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  • Hang Tough!

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    How do you handle life when you are stressing out?’ I believe the best answer is to "hang tough".

    Hang Tough Context: I Cor 13: 1-13 Text: I Cor. 13:7 – “Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Introduction Have you every had one of “those” weeks? You know the times when every thing seems impossible? Or, maybe, you have faced hard times or more

  • Gahazi's Sin

    Contributed on Jul 17, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    The sin of Coveteousness is deceitful and dangerous, therefore, we must be aware of its presence.

    Context: II Kings 5:20 - 27 Text: II Kings 5:20 – “But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of more

  • A Moment Of Indiscretion

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    It is easy to make a stupid mistake or blunder or even to have a moment of indiscretion, but disobedience is a choice.

    Context: I Kings 13:11-34 Introduction The word “Indiscretion” means, according to the Universal Reference Library Encyclopedia, “Rashness, imprudence, an unwise act, or a blunder”. The word “blunder” means “a stupid mistake: a serious error; to make a bad mistake from stupidity or more

  • Dealing With Death

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    All of us will deal with death, therefore, we need to understand its origin, implications, and effect upon our personal lives.

    Text: Hebrews 9:26-28 – “For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered more

  • Sowing And Reaping

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2004
    based on 74 ratings

    God will bring us a harvest, if we will be full of faith and faithfulness in our sowing for His harvest.

    Introduction Sir Robert Watson Watt, the inventor of the radar was arrested himself for speeding. He had been caught in a radar trap. Shortly after his irony, he wrote this poem: "Pity Sir Robert Watson Watt Strange target of his radar plot, And this, with others I could mention, A more