Welcome to Hourglass Ministries! For over forty years CTL and Sharen Spear have passionately influenced people across the globe with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Hourglass Ministries offers a broad range of experience and opportunity for the local church. As a speaker, CTL is a colorful storyteller and laces power preaching with light-hearted ditties earning him the nickname the “Ditty Master.” As an author, CTL’s books offer encouragement and challenges for every reader. With years of life experience and formal training, Sharen has counseled and coached believers through a variety of life issues and has the heart to see believers experience true freedom offered through the Gospel. Combined this gifted duo serves the Lord through a variety of ministries, tailoring every meeting or correspondence to each situation.
Hourglass Ministries was incorporated in 1976. The name developed from the church newsletter we published at our first church plant in Auburn, Nebraska. It was called the Auburn Hourglass, and featured a quote from John 9:4, “the night cometh when no man can work.” In 1973, we named our stillborn son Murray McCheyne Spear for the Scottish preacher, Robert Murray M’Cheyne who died at age 29. To honor the memory of our little son, we combined the two, arriving at McCheyne Hourglass Ministries, or MHM, Incorporated. Hourglass Ministries has been the vehicle for our evangelistic and revival work, founding a radio station, and tent meetings in more than a dozen municipalities. We have spent forty years in music evangelism, the pastorate, prison chaplaincy, Christian school administration, and missionary church planting.
We are available for Rally-Concerts, Evangelistic events, Bible Conferences, Missions Conferences, Church Rescue Projects, Banquets, Special Days, Senior events
and so much more.