Have you ever had a dream? Have you ever felt as if there was more in you than the life around you? Maybe those dreams were shattered by unexpected circumstances. I have good news: God’s greatest desire is to make you yet again another vessel.
Jeremiah 18: 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter:
So he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Sherry Damron was molested as a small child: this severely changed the clarity of the lenses through which she would view and relate to “life.” She was raised with a love for God and a respect for the things of God; however, religious legalism fueled her desire to escape rules, laws, and control. In an attempt to do so, at the age of eighteen, she married the only boy she had ever dated.
The marriage was doomed for failure before it ever began. Although Sherry’s dream was to be a mother, because of endometriosis coupled with abuse, she was unable to bear children. The marriage eventually ended in divorce. For the next ten years, she lived a life very different from that of her upbringing. She was overshadowed by a world of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. This new “lifestyle” seemed to swallow up everything that she had once held dear.
In 2001 Sherry, as a favor to a friend, attended a church service with no intention of doing anything but that: attending. As God would have it, His conviction fell, and she found herself at an old-fashioned altar, but this time she had an encounter with God instead of with religion. Little by little, God began to write His desires on the tables of her heart. She wasn’t allowed to sing or have part in any leadership in the church due to her “background” of divorce and prostitution. In 2004 she received custody of a four-year old little boy, Sterling. The arrangement was intended to be temporary. Child services informed Sherry of the pitfalls of caring for a child who had lived in neglect and been exposed to drugs. She was told he would be “troubled,” but she didn’t accept that. She had heard those words spoken over her. Little did she know God intended this relationship to be permanent. Sterling had a mom and Sherry had a son. This was the beginning of a supernatural redirection for her life and living proof that God puts our broken pieces together again.
In May of 2006, Sherry’s grade school sweetheart, Dwayne Damron returned to their hometown after twenty-two years in the US Air Force. Dwayne and Sherry were married in October of 2006, and they adopted Sterling in December of the following year. Everything that satan said “COULD NOT BE” - WAS!!! Sherry was a wife and a mother; the only thing that was missing was the fulfillment of God’s call to ministry. Early in their marriage Dwayne notice something about his wife: he realized that she could not read well. Little did he know, Sherry had been in remedial classes in school because of her inability. It was unknown at the time the root cause was dyslexia. He began teaching and encouraging her to push past the boundaries of her fears. He had no idea he was forging the way for a new future and a ministry that would touch the world.
Sherry released her second CD in 2011: “Do It Anyway,” writing and composing all ten songs on this album, including a special rendition of Loretta Lynn’s number one hit: “You Ain’t Woman Enough.” Sherry is the only person who has ever been given permission to rewrite this song, which she entitled “You Ain’t Devil Enough.”
In 2011 Sherry began filming her TV/Social Media programing in a borrowed building, now home to “The Sanctuary” in Vidalia, Georgia. Because not all talents and callings are “churchy,” Pastor Sherry has a vision to do “something different” outside of religious protocol, but keeping Jesus at the center. Her husband and herself pastor a team of “a few” yet called out children of God whose lives are being changed. Together with Pastor Dwayne and Pastor Sherry, they are carrying The Gospel around the world, and “being” Jesus in their homes and communities.
Sherry Damron released her first book, Undone, in 2015, which is a miracle in and of itself considering her struggles with reading. Sherry released, to radio, the single, “I See The Lord,” from her sophomore album in 2016. Much to her surprise, the song began to top Gospel charts around the nation. In 2017 Sherry released “God Bless America Again” to radio which is a re-write of the original 1969 Bobby Bare song. “God Bless America Again” landed at #9 on the Country Gospel charts. Sherry has had numerous songs to chart in the top twenty since her first release in 2016. Sharing her music with radio audiences and producing music videos is a passion and life-long dream fulfilled in which millions are being blessed.
Pastor Sherry hears the growing cry of a generation for Truth, searching for something REAL and refusing to settle for fake. Because of her past, she understands their confusion and their wounds. This generation has no certain age, denomination, race, or gender. But it is HIS BODY forming and readying to BE the glorious church: The Bride of Christ! God is powerfully ministering through this anointed woman after His own heart.