Who is Sheryl?

Exchanging hurt for hope is Sheryl Giesbrecht’s focus—a message she shares with audiences as a radio and television personality, author and speaker. A dynamic teacher and motivating leader, Giesbrecht has endured many changes and challenges, moving her to a deep faith, trust and dependence on God.

Sheryl’s dynamic teaching and motivational leadership style has equipped hundreds and facilitated the training of thousands of leaders internationally. Sheryl has endured changes and challenges, moving her to a deep faith, trust and dependence on God. Healed of stage four cancer, Sheryl knows the heartbreak of disappointment, discouragement and disease. Widowed at a young age, Sheryl has walked through the valley of the shadow of death. From the depths of these experiences, her desire is for believers to be set free from past hurts, to be healed and whole emotionally.

Sheryl’s Story

Sheryl’s own story began with her conversion to Christ over 30 years ago. Once a rebellious teenager, alcoholic and drug addict, Sheryl knows what it is to overcome physical addictions.

Sheryl has written five books, radio and television scripts. As Focus on the Family’s columnist for Pastor’s Wives for four years, Sheryl’s audio interview with H.B. London on the topic, “Success In Ministry, Call To Ministry;” continues to be offered through Focus on the Family’s Pastor’s Family Resources. Hundreds of her columns, magazine and devotional articles have appeared in Focus on The Family Magazine, Just Between Us, Discipleship Journal, CCM, Walk Thru the Bible’s – InDeed and Tapestry, Charisma, Lead Like Jesus, Faith Filled Family, iBelieve, Live Living, Spirit-Led Woman publications.

Giesbrecht’s radio show, Transformed Through Truth, is nationally and internationally syndicated. The concept grew into Giesbrecht’s television show, Transformed Through Truth, which launched as a 30 minute internet television teaching feature in March 2017. To view or listen to this amazing teaching time, go to www.HSBN.tv.

Sheryl has a heart for missions and is avid about reaching out to the poor and needy, locally through the Rescue Mission and worldwide through various ministry partners. Giesbrecht is a Lead Like Jesus Facilitator www.leadlikejesus.com and missionary with Freedom In Christ Ministries (www.FICM.org) and has been personally involved with equipping hundreds and facilitating the training of thousands of leaders internationally.

The joys of Giesbrecht’s life are her children and fourteen grandchildren. She is excited about the new beginning she shares with her marriage to Dr. Jim Turner. Sheryl holds a bachelor of arts from Biola University, a master’s in ministry and a doctorate of theology. Sheryl Giesbrecht lives in Bakersfield, California, with her beloved husband Dr. Jim Turner, and their blended family of four dogs and one cat.

Mission Statement

To use my enthusiastic, practical and motivating communication skills to share the truth and hope of God’s word to edify, encourage, exhort and inspire Christ-followers to believe God for wholeness.

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captivity and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendour.” Isaiah 61: 1- 3

Here’s what one reader had to say about Sheryl’s ministry:

Sheryl, I thank you for your kind advice and I have been doing what you suggest from the start and have been journaling also—has helped me so much. I can’t even begin to tell you how much your blog has comforted me opened my eyes to new ways of thinking about grief. Thank you for your prayers and guiding me towards healing through my relationship with Jesus. —Patti

Vision Statement

For my precious brothers and sisters in Christ to be “wounded healers” as they experience, express, and export the love, grace and compassion of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.

“They will rebuild ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. V 7 “Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.” Isaiah 61:4 & 7

“Declare His glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not whither. Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3

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