Our Story

Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield

The Rev. Dr. Jack and Anna Marie Sheffield both experienced a life-changing rebirth into Christ Jesus and His kingdom, and the in-filling of the Holy Spirit in 1973. Together, they have served in ministry for over 30 years, and continue to witness many healings and miracles of God’s grace and power in a variety of forms and manifestations.

Ordained 1979
Jack answered the call to ordained ministry in 1978. He and Anna Marie sold all they had, packed up their two young sons and went off to seminary, where Jack (and his family!) graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, with a Master’s degree in Theology. In 1991, he received further training at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, in Austin, Texas. He was ordained an Episcopal deacon in 1992 and a priest in 1993.

Doctorate in Ministry 2001

Jack earned his Doctorate in Ministry from the Seabury Institute in Chicago, Illinois in June of 2001. His area of focus was congregational development. Jack is a gifted preacher with a strong leaning towards the prophetic. He has a delightful sense of humor and can deliver the Truth in a most winsome way. He served in the pastorate for a total of 18 years, in the Methodist Church, a non-denominational church, and the Episcopal Church. Anna Marie took an active part in the churches in teaching, children’s ministry and worship, and mentoring women and teenage girls.

International Order of St. Lukorgaizatione the Physician (OSL)

Jack has been a Chaplain in the OSL, an interdenominational Christian Healing organization,  since 1993.  He has served as  North American Director.

Jack has authored four anointed books: God’s Healing River, Under Healing WingsThe Genesis Seed and, Show Me Your Glory

Evangelical Ministry 2001/ Deep River Ministries flows!

In 2001, Jack and Anna Marie felt the call from God to begin an evangelistic ministry with the purpose of spreading the Good News that Jesus is still in the business of healing His people: spirit, soul and body. They minister in all denominational and non-denominational churches both nationally and internationally. They are available for conferences, weekends of renewal, revivals, healing missions, retreats; wherever God calls. Jack and Anna Marie are available as a team, or individually.

Jack has been a past chaplain for the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.  He enjoys leading men and boys retreats.

Jack and Anna Marie have both made their Cursillo (similar to Walk to Emmaus. They are available for WEDU’s. They have both enjoyed participating in Camp Farthest Out (CFO) and are happy to speak at CFO weekends as well.

Anna Marie

Anna Marie is a wife, mother, grandmother, a retired dental hygienist and Co-director/Administrator for Deep River Ministries. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a degree in Biology/Psychology.

Anna Marie has served on the Board of Directors for the International Order of St. Luke the Physician. She is also a member-at-large of Daughters of the King, a prayer ministry within the Episcopal Church. She has been a Stephen Minister and a member of the Community of Hope.

Anna Marie loves to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and equip others to do the same. Her openness, honesty and practical wisdom have inspired others to step out in faith to serve the Lord. Together, Anna Marie and Jack teach, preach and train others to pray for those in need. Anna Marie has been given a wonderful anointing to minister. She enjoys leading women to discover the treasure they are in Christ.

Healing Center established 2004
In 2004, seeing the need for a safe place that would provide more in depth prayer ministry, Jack and Anna Marie helped to established Christ Healing Center (CHC) in San Antonio, TX.  Wonderful volunteer staff have prayed for thousands and seen awesome miracles and precious inner healings and deliverance from demonic oppression. Early in 2015, CHC began an outreach to the hospital community. They have trained volunteers to pray in the hospital chapels and ICU, ER, and private rooms, when invited.

Hospital Partnership 7 Min. Video from Christ Healing Center on Vimeo.

Jack and Anna Marie have been married for over 40 years, and are looking forward to the next 40 years!!