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Bill Shults
Evengelist Kelly McDonald Jr
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Kelly McDonald, Jr.
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Pastor Bill

Pastor Bill

Elder Bill Shults pastors the Hungry Hearts Churches in Jackson and Murfreesboro TN. Bill was saved in 1986 in the World Wide Church of God. The Truth of God was taught there including the return to the Torah of God. In many ways the old World Wide Church of God sparked a revolution back to the Christianity of the Bible. The World Wide Church of God also taught the missing keys to understand end-time prophetic events. Later, Bill helped to start the Jackson Congregation of the United Church of God. Bill was ordained a Deacon in the United Church of God on the Day of Atonement in 1996. Bill went independent in 2001 and started the Fifth Sabbath in West Tennessee, an outreach of the various Sabbath observant groups. Bill was ordained an Elder in 2002. As a result of that ordination, Bill Started Hungry Hearts Ministries to promote Torah observance and Holy Spirit Baptism.

Elder Bill Shults has started churches in Jackson TN, Corinth MS, Murfreesboro TN, Cookeville TN and Athens GA. Elder Shults also directs Hungry Hearts Ministries with several churches in the USA, Pursuit Magazine, Feast of Tabernacles and Passover Celebrations, and Missions Overseas.

Elder Bill Shults is also the author of eleven books: Holy Time With God, Freedom Under The Law of God, Come Away With Me, Do You Know God?, What God Wants From You, What Comes Next, Teshuvah: the Season of Repentance, The Key to God's Heart, Careful Stewardship of God's Rich Blessing, How to Unlock God's Love, and Rise and Shine Like the Stars.

Kelly Jr.

Kelly McDonald Jr.

Kelly McDonald Jr. is an ordained Evangelist at Hungry Hearts Ministries in Jackson, TN. For 21 years, Kelly attended Trinity Baptist Church in Bemis, TN, where he was saved in 1992. While at Trinity, a small independent Baptist church, Kelly learned boldness for the Kingdom of God and that being a Christian is an all or nothing experience. In June 2006, Kelly was called to his first ministry, going door to door in the Bemis community and inviting people to church. In September 2006, Kelly was called to begin a Christian men’s group at his then college, Lambuth University. In February 2007, he was called to preach. Less than a month later, he became introduced to Hungry Hearts Ministries.

Since becoming a member of Hungry Hearts, Kelly has taken on many roles to further the ministry’s work, from going door-to-door to pass out booklets, preaching, administering the prison ministry, teaching Bible Studies, and starting churches. Due to his service in the ministry, he was ordained a Deacon during the Feast of Pentecost on May 31st, 2009. His spiritual growth and desire to serve God led to his ordination as an Evangelist during the Feast of Pentecost on May 25th, 2012.

Kelly has written for The Christian to Christian Connection, The Sabbath Sentinel, and The GoodNews Magazine. He has written Partner Devotionals for Perry Stone's Voice of Evangelism Ministry. He currently writes for and serves as the Editor for the Ministry’s magazine, Pursuit. Kelly has written a combined total of 30 books/booklets. He presently serves as President of the Bible Sabbath Association (BSA), which promotes Sabbath keeping in the US and abroad. Kelly graduated summa cum laude from Lambuth University in Jackson, TN in 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Political Science and Sociology with a minor in Legal Studies. Kelly has been preaching since 2007 and is available to speak at your church upon re-quest.

Jeremy Vonner

Jeremy Vonner

Jeremy Vonner is an ordained Elder at Hungry Hearts Ministries in Jackson, TN. The Lord brought his family back to Tennessee in 2009 where they started fellowshipping with Hungry Hearts. Jeremy started speaking regularly in 2011; during this time, he and his family traveled weekly to minister at different Hungry Hearts Churches across the state of Tennessee. Due to his service in the ministry, he was ordained an Elder during the Feast of Pentecost on May 25th, 2012.

Jeremy is the author of Lost and Without An Identity Until Now: God’s Restoration of the Slave Descendants, and he occasionally writes for the Ministry’s magazine, Pursuit.

He has studied the Hebrew language extensively under well-known Hebrew teachers in order to gain a deeper understanding of the Holy Hebrew Bible. On April 19th, 2014, Jeremy celebrated a Bar Mitzvah during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Jeremy graduated from McMurry University in Abilene, TX in 2004 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Studies and a minor in History. He is the owner and founder of Raise the Bar Training. He has been married to his wife, Kelly, since 2006, and they have three sons: Jeremiah, Joshua, and Josiah. In 2016, Jeremy and Kelly started a mentoring & passport to manhood program for middle school boys called Boys to Men.

Elder Joe Perry

Elder Joe Perry

Elder Joe Perry was born in Bridgeport CT on July 25, 1950 and was raised in nearby Stratford. He received 16 years of Catholic education culminating in a B. A. Degree in History from John Carroll University. Joe then attended Louisiana State University where he was awarded a Master's Degree in American History in 1975. After residing in Baton Rouge LA and working for the Dept of Employment Security for 12 years, Joe moved to Nashville TN. There he was employed by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission and the Dept of Human Services before moving on to a position as a mail processing clerk with the United States Postal Service where he is now in his 23rd year.

Despite his Catholic upbringing Joe considers his personal relationship w/ The Lord to have begun in 1979. That same year he joined the United Methodist Church where at different times he served as usher, choir member, Finance Chairman and lay delegate to the Louisiana annual Conference. In 2001 Joe began attending an evangelical church in Nashville.

Joe first began attending Hungry Hearts Church in Murfreesboro, TN in 2011. He received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit on the First Day of Unleavened Bread in 2012 and preached his first sermon in Jan.2013. Ordination as a Deacon in the Church Of God at Hungry Hearts Ministries followed on March 28, 2013. In 2014, Joe became a regular writer for Pursuit magazine and on April 4, 2015 Joe was ordained an Elder in the Church of God at Hungry Hearts Ministries. He often incorporates his love of history into his speaking and writing.
Joe's other interests include baseball and reading. He currently resides in Smyrna, TN with his lovely wife Kasey where they share a love for serving The Lord, their family, the mountains and each other.