Good Shepherd

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div.
(Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog

3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River

Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)


"Squirt" the Otter

Releasing rehabbed critters

Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"

Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.

Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway

Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1

Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care


L'l River raccoon


Candy-cane corn snake

Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry

Brother Tom

Animal-Assisted GSI

Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)

Scotty doing his job well

God's living teddy-bears

Missing the old days

My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"

Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter

Jean meets her keeper's son

Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide

My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.

Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards

Bratar:the cowardly lion

Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people

Candra, Banu's mom

Banu teasing Candra

Byomi asking for a treat

Ali the bitter black panther who learned love

Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable

Scotty meets his first gator

Marriage in Christ

Suzy protecting her rescued puppy

Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady

Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab

Big Red
- gunshot wound

Baby Huey acting tough

Scotty's piggy

Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)

Audubon Zoo memories

Lizaboa Animal Assistant

David & elephant Panya

Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog

Russian Legless Lizard

Hawk - Barron
powerful talons

Otis - hit by car

Little River as a baby

Little River
working on the lock


























Good Shepherd

Always free since 1983



Free & Fun
Small Group Q & A

B. Y. O. Q.
Bring Your Own Questions

Why an Animal-Focused
Ministry & Website

Why an
Oppressed-People Focused Ministry
& Website?


* Finally enjoying a hug & gentle strokes *

Super-Squirrel "Blind-Buddy"

VIDEOS: Sid Bottle Feeding Baby
/Lisa Feeding Baby

---click em to enlarge

SCOTTY - the Good Shepherd Sheepdog..
Cows are just big dogs at heart

* A church children's group.
* Animal-Assisted Teaching (Scotty the Service Dog and Lizaboa the rescued Boa Snake)



Free Animal-Assisted Ministry
to encourage families & students

in a world full of suffering,
due to predatory & parasitic people

"Again I looked and saw all the oppression 
that was taking place under the sun:
I saw the tears of the oppressed and they have no comforter;
power was on the side of their oppressors
and they have no comforter." Ecclesiastes 4:1

[Jesus says]
"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

(that is after Scripture)
- both books are by John Stott

First Who is John Stott

- John R. W. Stott (1921-2011) was know internationally as a man who lived the "agape" love of Christ even for his enemies. He challenged corrupt "Christianity" to correct its failure to live and serve as Christ they claimed to follow as LORD.

- * Amazon description
[He] "has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. . . . His many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Stott's best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than 60 languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian. . .."
" . . . . Stott was honored by Timemagazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World"'

by John Stott

- 'Named a "Book of the Century" by Christianity Today "If Jesus was not God in human flesh, Christianity is exploded," writes John Stott. "We are left with just another religion with some beautiful ideas and noble ethics; its unique distinction has gone." Who is Jesus Christ? If he is not who he said he was, and if he did not do what he said he had come to do, the whole superstructure of Christianity crumbles in ruin. Is it plausible that Jesus was truly divine? And what would that mean for us? John Stott's clear, classic book, now updated, examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith." * Amazon description

RADICAL DISCIPLE: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling
by John Stott

- "What is a life of radical discipleship? At the root, it means we let Jesus set the agenda of our lives. We aren't selective. We don't pick and choose what is congenial and stay away from what is costly. No. He is Lord of all of life. In the last book by the leading evangelical churchman of the twentieth century, John Stott opens up what it means to truly be a follower of Jesus. In a refreshing and accesible style, he explores eight aspects of Christian discipleship which are too often neglected and yet deserve to be taken seriously: nonconformity, Christlikeness, maturity, creation care, simplicity, balance, dependence and death. Here, including the last public sermon he ever preached, Stott offers wisdom gained from a lifetime of consistent Christian commitment. In addition, he poignantly reflects on his last years of life and ministry. The message is simple, classic and personal: Jesus is Lord. He calls. We follow."
* Amazon description

New Book Recommendation
(Here's my "Regular-People-Review")


A Scientific, Philosophical, & Theological

5 Editors
25 Authors
- All Scholars -

The book is 1,007 pages

PURPOSE? As an absent-minded professor, this personal website gradually developed over the years simply as a place to store (remember/retrieve) my own devotional research, thoughts, gratitude, and awe for our Creator/Rescuer/YHWH - Christ Jesus. It has also served as a free educational resource supplement for my students, seminar participants, and for families experiencing long-term struggles similar to my own family. It is also for those who want to help other suffering souls - not only people but also our Creator's nephesh animals. Possibly some of my rambling ruminations in this site might deepen and strengthen your own personal relationship with Him as you actively serve others His Way - for His Honor.


lisaReducing cruelty, restoring broken lives, exposing deception, helping seekers find the Truth (John 14:6) in an age of uncertainty, requires repairing the only foundational cornerstone on which to rebuild - His Way (Isaiah 53:6).  The cornerstone must be the consistent character of our Creator, as He has revealed Himself to be - the Good Shepherd.  For God has clearly made known that the fullness of His care extends to all of His “nephesh” creatures that He originally designed to live in peaceful harmony - all creatures great and small - both nephesh animals and especially people. (Lev 17:13-14; Pro 12:10)

. . .

God's priority repeated throughout His written Word (graphae) and seen most clearly through His only begotten Son, Jesus (John 1:1-5; John 1:18) is clear. It is His concern for the weak, vulnerable, and oppressed who suffer spiritually and physically at the hands of predatory people. This is the Good Shepherd's biblically-revealed priority, therefore consistent compassion is the only accurate reflection of His glory (Heb 1:1-3; Isaiah 1:23).

God IS love (1 John 4:8). Not the kind of love that says, "I love ice cream", and not even the kind that says, "I love my children". The Greek term in the NT for God's kind of love (Romans 5:1-10) is "AGAPE".

AGAPE-LOVE is God's character, His IMAGE (Genesis 1:26-28; 1 John 4:8), His LAW (John 13:34-35; Romans 13:8-10; Gal 5:14) and His WAY (John 14:6; Gal 5:22-26). It is more than unselfish love. It is self-sacrificing love, eager to sacrifice self for the true needs of others. Even more than self-sacrificing, God's kind of AGAPE-LOVE is willing to sacrifice self for the good even of enemies, not just family and friends. (Romans 5:1-10)

Why are we here? God our Creator has created and commanded all of us to reflect His agape image, His unique, pure, and perfect, love for all souls - including His nephesh animals (Isaiah 11:1-10; Matthew 5:43-48; Proverbs 12:10; Romans 8:18-25). Sin is simply the opposite of God's unselfish love, so sin is selfishness, and we are all selfish sinners. That's the main cause of every problem on earth and throughout history (His-story). The lack of active, unselfish, agape-love from God is the world's greatest need. - and ours.


PLEASE NOTE that all NCZoo/ARK ANIMALS who are permenant residents are rescues that have been healed and rehabilitated but cannot be released. Our effort is to provide the best life physically, mentally, and emotionally that they can have.

God's WAY is not
survival of the fittest

Education, Counseling,

Science & Scripture
Evidence for Faith

Seminar Presentations
& Animal Assisted Ministry

Please stand strong FOR
the vulnerable, oppressed, & abused
- both people and animals.
(People - slaves, orphans, disabled, widows, single-moms, religiously persecuted...)
(Animals - inhumane factory-farms, cruel forms of hunting, ...)

Then stand strong AGAINST predatory and parasitic power-players that prey on them.
(human-traffickers, phony-pastors, power-obsessed-politicians, corrupt corporations, ...)

"[The LORD] executes justice for the orphan and the widow and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing."
Deuteronomy 10:18

“… do not oppress the widow (single mother) or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.”
Zechariah 7:10

“A righteous person cares
for the life [nephesh - soul] of his animal,
but even the most compassionate acts
of the wicked are cruel.”
Proverbs 12:10

* Who impresses you?
After decades interviewing top scholars of science, philosophy, and theology, plus examining their research and conclusions, there is one person who alone impresses me. His-story and teachings reveal him to be the greatest scholar alive today.  In fact, evidence demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that he is far more than a mere scholar.  He is our Creator, Christ, the only Self-existent "I AM" YHWH as predicted for thousands of years in 100's of detailed prophecies - His name is JESUS (Yeshua, meaning "God-Savior").
His wisdom is profound enough for any PhD, yet simple enough for any child.

"... the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?"  And Jesus answered them, "Beware that no one deceive you .... many false prophets will arise and lead many astray ... lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold
.... then the end will come
." Matthew 24:3-14

"Beware that no one takes you captive
through philosophy and empty deception,
according to the traditions of men,
according to the elementary principles of this world,
and not according to Christ."
Colossians 2:8

"In the first place,
the proponents of competing paradigms
[scientific worldviews]
will often disagree about the list of problems
that any candidate for paradigm must resolve.
Their standards or their definitions of science are not the same."
Thomas Kuhn
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
p. 148 University of Chicago Press

God's priority is to protect, rescue, and restore those who are weak and vulnerable both physically and spiritually. Often forgotten is the fact that spiritual deception and abuse is far more devastating than physical. This sad reality is true not only for individuals personally, but even for whole cultures corporately - affecting future generations.

Children, women, and men are being oppressed spiritually and physically by predatory power players here in America & across the world. This escalating problem of "survival of the cruelest" at the expense of the weak in society should be a top priority of ours just as it is for God.
(Psalm 82:3-4; Jude 3-4)

God's Way = Using yourself to meet the needs of others
Man's Way = Using others to get the desires of self
(survival of the fittest, selfish competition, suffering, fear, and death)

"If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,
and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,”
but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body,
what does it profit?
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
James 2:15-17

"But whoever has this world’s goods,
and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him,
how does the love of God abide in him?
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue,
but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:17-18

Children & animals have a lot in common?

In memory of my leopard friend Mandy
- who saved my life

Yes students,
that's Mandy & me over 30 years ago
- now gray hair and white beard







Both are
to abuse
by people in power.

Yawning is contagious . . . so are cruelty & compassion

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this:
to visit [to personally help] orphans and widows in their suffering,
and to keep oneself unstained from the world [system].
James 1:27

"A Father to the fatherless, a Defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling."
Psalm 68:5

Cruel is becoming culturally cool

The WAY of "selfishness" subtly saturates every aspect of society.

People are being abused & enslaved like sheep by predators,
especially wolves in shepherd disguises - parasitic pastors.

The Good Shepherd said:
"... whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea
." (Matthew 18:6)

The way of the Anti-Shepherd
(the way of "survival of the fittest") . . .

. . . has replaced Judeo-Christian values:
(the way of the Good Shepherd)
- the way of the Cross

The worldview of "survival of the fittest"
is spiritual deception, which always leads to disorder, dysfunction, devolution, and death.

Think - Would a "good" God have designed violent competition as His WAY?

The Good Shepherd
is the perfect protector - not the pinnacle predator

"... With righteousness He will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth
. . . .
... the wolf will lay down with the lamb
... and a little child will lead them

... the lion will eat straw like the ox ....

... they will not hurt or destroy in all my Holy Mountain,
for the Earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD."
Isaiah 11:6-10

The "image" of our GOOD Shepherd Creator-RESCUER
is seen throughout His creation and His creatures,
like this monkey trying to save his little puppy friend.
(yet creation is now infected with sin, separation, & suffering)

"Vindicate the weak and fatherless;
Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.
Rescue the weak and needy;
Deliver out of the hand of the wicked.”
Psalm 82:3-4


Are We American Christians
Part of the Problem?

Vegetarian? Vegan?
Omnivore? Carnivore?
Protector? Predator?

Good Shepherd

Recent correspondence (names removed):
- FAKE NEWS:Exaggeration & Fabrication
by both "sides"

CHRIST vs. Racism

God's Solution in Science & Scripture

Not Your Typical CHRISTMAS-Letter
to Students, Staff, Friends, & Family

Can People Who Die
Having Never Heard of Jesus,
... go to Heaven?

Who will
you give thanks to?

SCOTTY - the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Mr Galloway's Wildlife Rescue-Ark-Zoo Classroom

Old Classroom in the High School Bldg for 12 years

NEW Classroom LAB in the New Middle School (2016) .

NEW Classroom RESCUE-ARK in the New Middle School (2016)

"Creature Features":

facebook (150 Videos, 100's pic)


The Heart of Healing
for Hurt Relationships

PDF or Webpage

It determines your life, now & forever!
John 14:1-23

Do NOT believe anything, until ...
you have enough evidence to make it worthy of your trust!

"faith is [based on] ...evidence of things not [yet] seen." Heb 11:1

Smelling smoke is evidence leading to belief in an unseen fire. The complex genetic information in your cells is solid evidence for your unseen Creator Christ (the Logos, Word - John 1:1-18). D.N.A. - Designed Not Accidental

Intellect is not the same as Wisdom:
IQ without wisdom often knows the data,
yet misses the full truth.
the truths of moral character from our Father in Heaven)

"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching,you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”  Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:31-36

".... Before Abraham existed, I AM". John 8:58
".... I AM the way and the truth and the life,
no one comes to the father except through me."
John 14:6

lisa_child_camp"The LORD enters into judgment
against the elders and leaders of his people:
It is you who have ruined my vineyard;
the plunder from the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing my people
and grinding the faces of the poor?'
declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty."
Isaiah 3:14-15

Once a zookeeper - always a zookeeper :-)

Scotty Dog
Scotty - our classroom therapy dog

Good Shepherd
"Human" Training for Your Dog

Students here's the BOOKLET you asked me to write on how Scotty trainned me, so you can train your dog.

The Good Shepherd will lead you through any trial,
if you will follow in humility.

Scotty our service Dog

Now this is more comfortable :-)

grand canyon
CanyonMinistries.COM Expedition
(with my son David when he was 12)

Kathleen & my elephant friends from my zookeeper days

Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Animal-Assistants Lizaboa & Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Animal-Assistant Jean: my elephant friend from zookeeper days

Animal-Assistant Moses - Uromastix Desert Lizard

Animal-Assistant Moses - Uromastix Desert Lizard

Animal-Assistant Candy: Albino Cornsnake

Animal-Assistant Lisaboa - 12 ft Redtailed Boa Snake

Animal-Assistant Scotty the Good Shepherd Sheepdog

Animal-Assistant Amos the bearded-dragon

Animal-Assistant Pierre the cajun gator

Treatment for NDD: Nature-Deficit-Disorder


Sid Animal Dude
Birthday card caricature of me drawn by my son Mike (2013)

ALL DONE .........