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ABOUT THIS SITE...

Meet Doc Shear

 Welcome to the website of Rev. Dr. John R. Shear.  Doc Shear is a Pastor, Professor and also a published author.  On this site you will find information about Doc Shear and you will also be able to review and purchase his first book The Verse After the Verse.  Doc Shear has also written four Mystery Dinner Theater Kits which you can purchase.  These are complete scripts and production notes to use for a fun event in your home with 10 guests or as a large scale fund raiser.  Doc Shear is in the process of writing two other books which will be available on this website.  

THE VERSE AFTER THE VERSE

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 Do you have a favorite scripture verse?  Have you ever thought what might happen if you linked your favorite verse with the verse immediately after?  Well Doc Shear did.  For example, what if you connect John 3:16 with John 3:17.  There is an amazing dynamic created and Doc Shear does this with 12 familiar verses in scripture. 

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Mystery Dinner Theater Kits

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 Doc Shear has written four Mystery Dinner Theaters, designed for groups to simply perform by reading parts - no memorization is required.  These mysteries have humor and involve several participants.


Here is the list:


Who Shot Johnny Woo - A murder takes place at the Woo Mansion - 2 Main Characters - 8 Suspects


A Bite of the Big Apple - The lead performer at a New York Nightclub dies from a poisoned apple.  2 Main Characters - 5 suspects - 1 delivery person - sound effects table


Belle of the Ball - Practice your Southern Drawl as Belle Star is found dead. 3 Main Characters - 7 suspects 


Holy Taco - At a newly opened Mexican Restaurant - featuring a Mariachi Band - the Chief Chef is poisoned! - 3 Main Characters, 5 suspects, 2 characters not suspect, delivery person

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ABOUT DOC SHEAR...

EDUCATION:

Doc Shear has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, a Master's Degree in Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree.  He was awarded the "Interpreter's Award" for Biblical Understanding while in Seminary. 

MINISTRIES:

He is serving as the Pastor of the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Bridgeton, Missouri.  He has been there for almost 15 years.  Prior to that he was the pastor at two other churches, accumulating more than 25 years in the ministry.

 

He has also been an Adjunct Professor for ten years at two Universities in the St. Louis Area. 

And...

He and his wife, Rev. Jackie Havis-Shear (United Methodist Minister) share a blended family of six children, six grand children and two dogs, Duke and Daisy.  They live in the Historic Soulard Area of the City of St. Louis.


NOTE: PHOTO TO THE RIGHT IS PASTOR JOHN, PASTOR JACKIE AND THEIR OLDEST GRANDSON CORLEONE  AT HIS GRADUATION.

ITEMS AVAILABLE ONLINE / PRICE LIST NOTE: SCROLL DOWN TO THE BUY PAGES


THESE MAY BE PERFORMED IN A SMALL HOME SETTING OR AS A BIG FUND-RAISER! ALL SCRIPTS ARE SUITABLE FOR ALL CHURCH AUDIENCES.

WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE "VERSE AFTER THE VERSE"...

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Dr. Shirley Kacszmarski

Retired Teacher and School Principal and also a distinguished church musician.


"Everyone loves stories and Doc Shear has an unending supply.  His masterful connection of these stories to scripture is always engaging and this book is a prime example.  I had not thought to connect a well-memorized verse to the one that follows until I read this book.  A great resource to push readers to think of a unique approach to Bible Study." 

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Rev. Dr. J. Clinton "Clint" McCann

 Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Eden Theological Seminary and an ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church.

"It was a pleasure to teach Doc Shear at both the masters and doctorate levels.  And now it is a pleasure to read his new book.  Doc Shear demonstrates his ability as a faithful biblical interpreter and his talent as a story-telling preacher.  Each chapter both instructs and inspires. Good reading for both church leaders and lay people."

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From Kirkus Review...

 "The author leavens his Scriptural exegesis with ample personal reflections, telling smooth, entertaining tales about his own life, young years and experiences as a pastor. ...Shear is an accomplished storyteller that makes the reading always engaging.  ...A lively and involving personal tour through the broader meanings of some of Christianity's most famous biblical passages"  

DOC SHEAR SAMPLE SERMONS...

A Woman Touches Jesus' Clothes...

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Jesus appears agitated but we find out it is about us reaching out to touch God and God reaching to touch us!

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Jesus grumbles a little at changing water into wine?

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His mom asks him to change water into wine and Jesus does not listen at first - but there is an important lesson for us!

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Unraveling the Mysteries of God's Love

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This is part of a sermon series Pastor John is preaching about the mysteries of God.  In this sermon, he preaches about understanding God's love.

HEAR THE SERMON

LINK TO MY BLOG...

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Order - "The Verse After the Verse"

$9.00
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Please click to purchase this book.  After your purchase is completed, I will:

  • Mail you a signed copy of the book
  • Email you a copy of the study guide

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE

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Mystery Dinner Theater Kit

$20.00
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Famous crime fighter Johnny Woo is shot at the Woo Mansion. 


Now the audience with the help of two main characters and eight suspects must find out who did it.  This presentation including the meal will run about 3 hours.  It is designed as a reader's theater so nothing needs to be memorized; however, some acting is necessary.  Lot's of laughs and twists and turns.


Kit contains reproducible script and production notes. 

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Mystery Dinner Theater Kit

$20.00
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The Madison Hotel in NY City is featuring Lady La La as their headliner.  However, on opening night she is found poisoned from taking a bite from an apple.  This sets the stage for a "who dunnit" around the theme of apples.  There are two main readers, five suspects, a sound effects table and a delivery person with a tree that gets bigger and bigger.  With the meal, this presentation will run about 3 hours.  


Kit contains reproducible script and production notes. 

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Mystery Dinner Theater Kit

$20.00
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Belle Star is to be honored at the Famous Peanut Ball in the South - but she never makes it.  There are a host of characters who could be the culprits.  For this event, bring out your best Southern Drawl!


Kit contains reproducible script and production notes. 

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Mystery Dinner Theater Kit

$20.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

This event takes place at a newly opened Mexican Club where the Chief Chef is found poisoned by tasting the taco soup.  The script calls for three main readers, plus a support cast of eight of which six are suspects and a delivery person.  This also features a Mariachi Band (Guitar, Drum, Trumpet) to add more to the theme.  


Of course all the food is Mexican flavor.  The production with the meal is about three hours. Lots of "one liners" in the script.  


Kit contains reproducible script and production notes. 

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 Doc Shear is available from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm, Central Time Zone.  Call, text or send an email - docshear@docshearpubs.com

My Skype Number is 660-279-4128

My Skype account - LIVE:PASTOROFJCPC

I also have a Zoom Account for Conference Calling

 Blessings! 

DOC SHEAR

808 North Main Edwardsville, IL 62025 US

(314) 249-8024