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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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