- Elder Shephard was born in 1969 to the union of Carl and Bobbie Shephard in Houston, Texas. Elder Shephard attended school in the Houston Public School system, where he graduated from the High School for Engineering Professions at Booker T. Washington in 1987. He went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology, now DeVry University. In 2009 he completed a graduate degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.
- Licensed and ordained to preach in the Texas Southwest Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ, he has served as a member of Victorious Overcomers COGIC his entire life. He graduated from the Texas Southwest Jurisdiction’s, T.D. Iglehart School of Ministry in 2007. After the passing of his pastor, the Elder Joe Carrington in 2007, the mantle was placed upon him to led the people of God.
- His leadership ability has been demonstrated and tested in the corporate world, where he has been employed with Siemens Industry for 25 years. As a Field Service Representative he traveled around the world, commissioning and servicing critical power conversion equipment. He has traveled to several foreign countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan,South Korea, Italy, Brazil, Columbia, Canada, and Mexico not to mention the numerous domestics locations. Elder Shephard currently holds the position of Solutions Engineer.
- Elder Shephard has been married to his lovely wife Cynthia Shephard for 24 years. They have four children, Ellington, Ariana, Joseph, and Gabriel. God has truly placed them in Hockley, Texas for a time such as this.
- One of Pastor Shephard's favorite scriptures is Ps 34:1-3 "I will bless the Lord at all times: his praises shall continue to be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together"
Victorious Overcomers COGIC 2019