George Bevelry Shea Turns 100
Enjoy dessert. Even if you make it to 100 years of age, life is short. I’ve heard from several people that Bev Shea loves to enjoy his dessert and looks forward to it.
Take a chance. Bev Shea started out working in an insurance agency. He had a secret passion for music and decided to move to Chicago to work for a radio station and pursue his dream. Shea took a risk and a leap of faith.
Don’t do it for the fame. Bev Shea never thought of himself as a performer. He sings with one purpose: to glorify God. He’s recorded 60 albums, been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and received ten Grammy nominations. But it’s obvious that Bev Shea has never done any of his work for the fame or money. It’s always been about spreading the Gospel.
Remember your blessings. Bev Shea calls his North Carolina home his “Reader’s Digest Home” because he was able to purchase it with funds from a project with Reader’s Digest. His home is filled with momentos and gifts from the people he’s met throughout his travels. They all remind him of blessings the Lord has given him.
Cherish close friends. Bev Shea has maintained close relationships with many people. His friendships with Billy Graham and Cliff Barrows span decades. He’s constantly telling stories about the people he loves and lifting them up in prayer.
You can be a part of Bev Shea’s birthday celebration by leaving him a birthday wish. They will all be delivered to Bev Shea as a thank you to his life of service and ministry.