Ceremony to honor pastor’s military service


Rineyville Baptist Church will host retirement services for Jerry Lynn Shacklett, who is ending his military service and leaving the North American Mission Board.

A graduate of Meade County High School, Lt. Col. Shacklett has served as a pastor or military chaplain since 1993. His military service began in 1971 with the U.S. Air Force where he was a precision measurement equipment specialist.

After leaving the Air Force in 1981, he briefly served as an electricians mate with the U.S. Naval Reserves before joining the Kentucky Air National Guard in 1982, according the church. He’s had multiple postings with the Guard, including the past 17 years serving as a chaplain with units assigned to Glasgow, Louisville and Richmond.

He also has been deployed to Kuwait and Iraq and received several awards including the Bronze Star.

The retirement ceremony will be part of the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Rineyville Baptist where Shacklett serves as pastor.

He graduated from Boyce Bible School, Campbellsville University and the Southern Baptist Theo­logical Seminary, where he earned a master of divinity degree. He and his wife, Ruth Ann, have three children.