To hear Evangelist Ethel Schenck unveil the Truth through her preaching and teaching is to know the one who has flown over the flames and walked in a consecrated place; and has positioned herself as a humbled servant before the Lord. She knows and understands the fire and the purpose for the heat in the flames. This is the mainstay of her preaching, helping other understand the mountain top experiences as well as the trip through the Valley of Dry Bones. She explains how to have the “wind of God’s power in your tongue of praise” and how to have “faith in your anchor” Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Her mother dying right after birthing her, she was an orphan one month and adopted the next, she became the daughter of two truly saved and sanctified people, the late Mrs. and Mrs. Chamberlain. Several years later it was not unusual to find young Ethel teaching Sunday School at the age of 16. She loved teaching and talking about Jesus. Singing in the choir and talking about Jesus was easy because she loved the Lord with all her heart and soul.
It wasn’t until a particular church service that she realized the Lord had called her to preach His word. She remembers the calling as if it was yesterday. She was praising the Lord during a very high and anointed praise service, when all of a sudden, God spoke to her in a very loud and audible voice these words: “You tell them that I’m sending them the Last Method of Escape”. She was floored and couldn’t believe her ear. For a moment she thought she was snapping. This voice of the Lord came while a Hammond organ, Yamaha upright piano and a set of drums were being played. It was like God had placed a large microphone in her right ear.
She accepted His call and it seemed she could not put the Word down. The Lord put such a hunger for the Word inside her until it seemed she would not be satisfied. She wept because she knew something was going on in her that was not natural, it was supernatural and divine. “I was scared, but I enjoyed every moment and encounter I spent with God,” recalls Evangelist Schenck. Until this day, this woman of God can sit with the Word of God for hours.
As the Lord took her higher and deeper, she was blessed to be under the spiritual guidance of many great teachers. She was taught the principles of ministry. She understood how to conduct herself in the field and at home. The teaching she received was under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. As her ministry grew, she received training and the opportunity to preach the Word.
As an evangelist she has been involved with Radio and Out Reach Ministry. She was led by God to open missions right in the heart of Newark, N.J. where she brought in the broken hearted and abandoned. In the cities of New York and New Jersey, while evangelizing she thought nothing of stopping to hand out food and preach the Word of God on the city street corners and in the Bowery section of New York. She has raised funds to open store front churches so the bruised and backslidden could be brought in to hear the Word of God. Through the preaching of Jesus Christ and Him crucified, many were saved and reclaimed back to God. She preached the power and the Love of Jesus Christ.
Following God’s leadership and will she eventually surrendered her position as a Mortgage Banker and as owner of her own private mortgage Company and went into full time ministry. It hasn’t been easy; but she has learned how to lean and depend of God. He promised to supply all her needs according to His riches in glory. She is running hard after the One who had no bird’s nest and no fox hole. She has learned how to look at all her worldly possessions and count them all as dung. Her life is built in Christ, her glorious Redeemer.
Revivals, Crusades, seminars, street meetings, house meetings and radio broadcasts are under her umbrella of experience. Her preaching experience has predominately been in New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia., Louisiana, Ohio and California and Uganda East Central Africa. In the California area she has helped to develop Bible Studies for pro-life organizations. Classes were set up to teach women the danger of abortions. This ministry provided spiritual counseling and guidance. Lastly, because of her extraordinary teaching methods she was awarded a honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Saints of Value Ministries, Los Angeles, CA .
The Belief and Purpose of Her Ministry.
Ethel’s highest desire is to be a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is her reasonable service. Helping others prepare for eternity is her goal and ministry statement. It is her vision to help all souls receive the True Word and spiritual tools necessary to take them to a higher, deeper and grounded place in God.
She teaches that Jesus Christ, the Divine Holy Spirit and reflection of God, works within us to move us to a place wherein he can work His will, holiness, and pleasure in our lives. God is the perfection of Holiness, infinite Wisdom and Divine Grace. His measureless power can remove and destroy any obstacle that comes our way. In Him we live, move and have our being. She further teaches that any weapon formed against you will not prosper; and that does include, hatred, evil reproach, lies and deception.
Many teaching tools have been born through this ministry. Presently Ethel has the following works in process to be published: In His Presence, Hidden Manna, Mastering the Negatives, Fifty-Two Weeks at The Potter’s House and several CD ’s. She has also conducted several seminars. Along with her work in production, she also has a dynamic Women’s Ministry (Women at The Well Ministries) in California.
You may contact her at: P. O. Box 2191, Merced, CA 95344.