Shep Witherow

..:: Origins

Spent the first twenty years of my life in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. We spent most of our summers down here at the shore. When I went into the Marines my family moved but I found them again ( Ha Ha ) and I’ve lived in Somers point since 1979.

 

..:: Family

I am blessed to be married to my best friend in life Tina. We have 4 children  ; 3 girls and a boy who are all married to awesome sons and daughter in law. They have given us 9 beautiful grandkids ; 6 girls and 3 boys.

 

..:: 2nd Birth

While on field operations in the outback of Australia a friend of witnessed to me and on the outcropping of a cliff looking over some of Gods awe inspiring landscape I gave my life to Christ. Years later after I followed my 14 year old son to Mission Point (called Calvary Bible then) I really discovered what a church was supposed to be and what Gods had called me to be and it has been an amazing ride ever since.

 

..:: Punching the clock

The best job I’ve ever had is where I’ve been for the last 19 years with Burns Honda (Marlton NJ).

The worst job was with a computer company making cold calls to companies all day.

My favorite job is being a United States Marine (till the day I die)

 

..:: Leisure

I was consumed with high level windsurfing for almost 20 years but have since pulled away from that. I like golf and fishing. I love to kayak with my wife and play a mean game of horseshoes (maybe too mean as my ultra competitive spirit takes over). I grew up shooting in my back yard and have always enjoyed it and am hoping to start back into that soon.

 

..:: What I can’t live without

No brainer here; my family means everything to me. I cherish every moment I get to spend with them.

..:: What I could live without but don’t want to

Coffee ( I am a self professed coffee snob ),  fresh seafood, movie nights with my wife.

 

..:: Favorite times of the year

Christmas; mostly because it’s the time of the year when people do their best to act like there really is peace on earth and because I’ve never really forgotten what it felt like when as a kid Christmas was still a magical time to be alive.

Easter; first and foremost because it’s a celebration of everything we live for as children of Christ Jesus.

Secondly because every Easter we go to the Hatteras outer banks and spend a week with family and friends who are so important to us that they are family. We start the week with a sunrise service on the beach on Easter morning and the rest of the week we love, laugh, and live completely.