Jimal Shepard

I was raised by my grandparents in a local church in Los Angeles, CA. Though I knew about God I didn’t commit myself to the Lord until I returned from West Germany in 1989 from a U.S. Army tour. It was in 1990, at the age of 22, when I gave my life to Christ and was baptized at a local church in Seaside, CA. As an elder, I oversee both prayer and care ministry teams. Additionally, I serve as a keyboardist on the music worship team. On occasion you may also see me teaching in a small classroom or from the pulpit. I am finishing my undergraduate work this summer in Christian Leadership and the Bible from William Jessup University, San Jose, CA. Having completed some graduate course work in Divinity at Liberty Theological Seminary, VA., I will continue my studies this fall at Western Seminary in Santa Clara, CA. I have served in previous churches as Minister, Minister of Music, music worship member, small group leader, and have served as a Sunday School teacher for middle school.