"You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden." Matthew 5:14
The Church of the Good Shepherd is a historically African American congregation in the Wesleyan tradition. Members of our congregation are diverse and come from different countries in Africa and throughout the diaspora. Following the tradition of John Wesley who is known as the founder of Methodism, we embrace "practical divinity." This means that our behavior is shaped by putting faith and love into action. Mission Statement Our mission is to enable every person to become a faithful, empowered disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ- one soul at a time! Vision Statement We see the Church of the Good Shepherd as a church where all are welcome to grow in faith and love and to be a voice of hope in our community.
Rev. Vanessa M. Wilson, JD, MBA, M.Div, STM, Senior Pastor Mary Wilson, Executive Assistant Patricia Love, Lay Leader Alice Turnbull, Lay Member to the Annual Conference Eva Shannon, Chair, Staff Parish Relationship Committee Harold Beatty, Chair, Reopening Committee Willie Hutchins, Chair, Trustees Edward Sackey, Chair, Church Council Adele Kerkula, Intercessory Prayer Loretta Battis, Chair, Look Up & Live - Health and Wellness Paula Beatty, Chair, Sunday School Evelyn Reid, Vacation Bible School Mary Jo Kinsey, President, United Methodist Women Harold Beatty, President, Ushers Jillianne Grady, Youth Advisor Gwendolyn Millers, Food Pantry Loretta Battis & Pat Love, Ronald McDonald House
Worship Arts Ministries
Susan Alston-Spencer, Music Director Jillianne Grady, Tribe of Judah Dance Ministry Chancel Design, Angela Barrett, Catherine Whitehurst
Harold Beatty Paula Beatty Pat Love Alice Turnbull Gloria Williams