John and Kerry Shuey met in the spring of 1977 on a blind date when John was pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Avis, PA and Kerry directed the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Lycoming County, PA. Six months later, they were married. The Shueys had the privilege of serving in five churches in Pennsylvania and Minnesota for the next twenty-nine years. For the last 15 years, they have served fulltime as founders and directors of KingdomQuest Ministries, a non-profit ministry that “seeks to challenge and train individuals and congregations to participate in and help fulfill the Great Commission.”
Kerry was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and John was born near Harrisburg, PA. Kerry came to Christ in a Baptist Church when she was 10 and John in a Methodist Church when he was about 13. They received discipleship training from groups as varied as Bethel Theological Seminary, Child Evangelism Fellowship, the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), Cru, the Navigators, Taylor University and the various churches where they served and conferences they attended. Because they benefited from such a variety of parts of the Body of Christ, they desire to see the Body of Christ come together in unity in order to advance the Kingdom of God and finish Christ’s Great Commission.
They have ministered in a variety of areas: participating for 29 years in pastoral ministries, serving as lead pastor in two churches and on staff in three others in a number of areas, with youth, prayer, missions, small groups, discipleship and evangelism. Kerry served alongside John, but also participated in a variety of women’s ministries and Bible studies. They have a burden for pastors and their families.
God has also called them to serve the Body of Christ in prayer ministry. At one point, they served on the C&MA’s National Prayer Mobilization Task Force. In this role, John and Kerry participated in prayer ministry at the C&MA’s Annual International Meeting and assisted in facilitating Prayer Summits at Alliance Theological Seminary, Crown College and with missionary staff in Gabon, W. Africa. In addition, they served for a time with the leadership team of College of Prayer International (COP). In this capacity, they ministered in the U.S., Norway and India.
For several years, John and Kerry oversaw the work of the Pennsylvania Strategic Prayer Network.
They have also been involved in international ministry. For several years, John oversaw the missions program at Christ Community Church in Camp Hill, PA, a non-denominational community church. The Shueys have served, short-term, in nearly 25 nations during their 40+ mission trips, where they both taught and engaged in prayer ministry. For these ministries, they developed Kingdom Advance Schools, a series of discipleship, mentoring modules used in India. Two of their courses (Breaking Free to Your Destiny and The Mission of God) are used as part of the curriculum of School of Ministry International. They have a mentoring relationship with a number of the leaders they have met in other countries. Currently, they are developing a discipleship program for Anyi leaders in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa.
John and Kerry spend a great deal of their time ministering in the U.S. In this ministry, they come alongside local congregations in whatever capacity they can to assist. At times, they preach, but always with the desire to help believers engage in the Great Commission. They also do men’s and women’s Retreats and teach a number of seminars.
They have written materials to assist churches: Breaking Free to Your Destiny, which has been used in eight nations, “Becoming You: How to Discover and Live out your Destiny in God”(a discipleship workbook) and Fully Alive, John’s full length book, which helps believers reach their God-given potential. These books and other resources are available for purchase on our website.