The Shelby County Gideon Camp serves the city by making the Word of God available in local hotels, fire departments, police stations, medical offices, fairs, and other avenues.

Who We Are

The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scripture in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.


We focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. We print in over 95 languages and take copies of God’s Word to the world by either personally handing them to individuals or by placing them in select public locations.


Membership consists of business and professional men, except clergymen who:

  • Believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God

  • Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God

  • Have received Him as their personal Savior

  • Are members in good standing of an Evangelical or Protestant church congregation

  • Participate in activities of the Camp – attendance is not required, but is encouraged as follows:

    • Distributions in hotels, hospitals, medical clinics, police and fire stations, county fairs and more

    • Attend a weekly prayer breakfast to pray for Gideons and local churches

    • Attend a monthly meeting for training and encouragement

To join the Shelby camp, contact Thomas.

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