Missionary of the Week
Stan and Grace Shelton arrived in Vienna, Austria on February 13, 2001. It had long been their desire to serve God in
Austria. Their first term was spent assisting in the
ministry of Todd and Sarah Hudson at Immanuel Bibelgemeinde in Vienna.
In January of 2006,
the Shelton family transitioned into the next phase of
their ministry. After moving to the 22nd district of Vienna, Stan established
an organization called Projekt.B - Bible Knowledge
for Life, with the purpose of teaching
the Word of God about Jesus Christ in a practical, life-changing way.
Through Projekt.B, the Sheltons established a Sunday
worship service in May 2006, with the future goal of developing a fully
functioning indigenous church.
Sunday, October 4, 2009, was a milestone
for the Sheltons when the group of believers with whom they have been
working in Vienna held their charter membership service. The church
constitution they adopted states that, "the goal of our church is to
give God the glory by being true to His Word. Success is measured by the
Christlikeness of each member."
The Tony Shelton family arrived in Vienna in January 2007 to join the ministry team. The Lord has also led several
Austrian believers to partner in this endeavor for the Lord. The team's desire
is that many people will come to the personal knowledge of the loving grace of
the Lord Jesus Christ.
Stan and Grace have five children, Kaleb, Lukas, Micah, James, and Kirsten Jane.