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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-six years. His previous pastorates include serving churches in East Palo Alto, California and Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to his pastorates, he also spent a year as an associate pastor and three years as a full-time revivalist.


Pastor Sheppard has been 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 time and opportunity permit.


He and his wife, Linda have been married for 40 years and are the proud parents of three sons and one daughter and the delighted grandparents of ten grandchildren.