Formerly a manager in the health service. For 20 years he served on the leadership team of a church plant that flourished in Bournemouth. His responsibilities included ministry to the poor, directing a language school, mission to an unreached people group and directing a New Frontier’s training base for leaders. He is married to Chrissy and has three grown sons.
Pastor Paul Shepherd has been in Christian leadership since 1982 as an evangelist working with Youth for Christ, a baptist church youth worker, pastor of a church plant and for the past fourteen years pastor of Purbeck Gateway Church, Wareham. Paul is married to Debbie and they have eight children. His greatest gift is his love for God and his unconditional love for people – no matter what. Christian unity is at the heart of this mans’ vision – he sees division in the body of Christ as an attack from the pit of darkness, that must be fought against with the revelation of God’s love, in order that the world may see and glorify our Father in Heaven.