Dr. Horace W. Sheppard Jr.

Rev. Dr. Horace W. Sheppard, Jr. is the senior pastor of Bethesda Christian Fellowship Church of God, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He has been in pastoral ministry for thirty-nine years.  His previous pastorates include serving churches in East Palo Alto, California and Kansas City, Missouri.  In addition to his pastorates, he also spent three years as a full-time revivalist. 

Pastor Sheppard has been and continues to be used extensively as a revivalist, conference leader, and convention speaker both nationally and abroad.  He is a graduate of Mid America Nazarene University and is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Southern California School of Ministry. He has served on numerous ministry boards and committees and continues to serve the larger church as opportunity permits.

Dr. Sheppard is the founder of Shepherd’s Voice Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit ministry, committed to supporting, pastors, serving churches, and developing ministers and leaders.

He and his wife, Linda have been married for forty-three years and are the proud parents of three sons and one daughter, the delighted grandparents of eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.