For over 30 years, Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry, Inc. has met the needs of thousands of truckers, travelers, transients and employees who use and work at the truck stops and businesses along U.S. Rte. 11, east of Carlisle, PA. Rev. Dan Lehigh faithfully served as our Chaplain for 13 years before going home to see his Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 26, 2016. He is deeply missed by all.
Even as we grieved the loss of Chaplain Dan Lehigh, we prayerfully sought the Lord’s will regarding his replacement. As we did, it became increasing clear that the Lord had been at work for over a year preparing us, and others, for who would replace Chaplain Dan. As early as spring 2015, the Board felt the need to hire an Assistant Chaplain who would be able to provide weekend coverage and fill in for Dan as necessary. The Lord graciously provided two individuals – Dave Braithwaite and Craig Shambaugh – who we hired in January of 2016 on a part-time basis. Chaplain Dan was able to mentor them both and they have fit into the ministry very well.
Both Dave and Craig expressed a desire to continue ministering with us. As we sought the Lord’s will and wisdom, we realized that the Lord had been preparing them all along for greater roles in this Ministry. After much prayer, we as a Board, extended a call to them to be our new ‘Co-Chaplains.’
We are delighted they both accepted and will continue to share responsibilities in providing seven-day-a-week, 8 hour/day coverage. They both have a great love for the Lord and the lost, a strong passion for the ministry, and humble, servant hearts. Dave is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and Craig has his own window and house washing business. Dave and Craig work very well together and compliment each other with their gifts and personalities. We sincerely thank the Lord for both of them and have seen His sovereign hand at work in bringing them to us. We ask that you would pray for them and support them as they minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to to both believers and unbelievers through Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry, Inc.
If you would like to have one of our Chaplains or a Board member present the work of Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry to your church or group, please contact us through the “Contact Us” page.