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Evangelist- Rev. 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 forty years.

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.

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

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


Worship Leader- Pastor Rebecca Palmatier

Pastor Rebecca Palmatier has been leading people in worship for over 20 years.  At the end of 2021, Rebecca and her family stepped out in faith to plant a Church of God church in the beautiful, rural mountain town of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.  They are enjoying the unique life of being church-planters!

Rebecca also launched and hosts a community/resource on Facebook called "The Scripture Habit".  The Scripture Habit helps people all across the country to develop the habit of getting into scripture every day, in a non-intimidating and welcoming way.  They meet every weekday at 8:15am EST for live study.

Rebecca has been married to Tucker for just over 20 years, and they have two elementary-aged daughters, Noelle & Jemma.

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