The members of Welcome Grove Baptist Church are happy to announce that Duane Sheppard, Jr. has accepted the invitation to become their pastor, effective March 10.
Prior to answering a call into the ministry, Pastor Sheppard served in the Army during the Iraq war in Operation New Dawn. While serving, he received the Army Commendation Medal for serving overseas during war time operations, and the Army Good Conduct Medal for Honorable service.
In 2017, he received his Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree from Liberty University and will receive his Master of Divinity degree in May, also from Liberty University.
Pastor Sheppard and his wife, Ashley, have two sons, Nolan and Nathaniel, and one daughter, Elianna. All are under the age of 7.
The congregation of Welcome Grove Baptist Church extends a warm welcome to Pastor Sheppard and his family and would like to extend an invitation to the community to worship with them on any given Sunday at 11 a.m. The church is located at 7368 Newland Road, Warsaw.
Pastor Sheppard with his family.