Pastors and ministry leaders in many countries are laboring in their growing churches with limited resources and little help. This reality is what makes Shepherds’ Support so strategically important. Shepherds' Support works with multi-skilled teams to multiply the ministries of our majority world colleagues through spiritual encouragement, practical equipping and relational engagement.
Ministry leaders face demanding work and spiritual warfare with little time to invest in their marriages and families. We come alongside couples to provide Biblical truth, prayer support and refreshment so that they can faithfully finish the race set before them.
A solid, exegetical understanding of the Bible is at the center of leading a healthy life and fruitful ministry. We equip servant leaders through our teaching, life experiences, practical applications and modeling using a transparent and interactive teaching style.
Genuine relationships fuel mutual learning and provide an environment for ongoing growth. We engage in meaningful relationships and encourage the development of strategic networking so leaders can pass on what we learn to disciple-making disciples.
Shepherds' Support began in the fall of 2006 in response to a growing need internationally to encourage and equip ministry leaders and their spouses serving the local church. Over the past 11 years, God has allowed us to host 38 conferences in 21 nations impacting thousands of leaders and the people that they serve and send.
Meet Our Team
Our core team brings together years of cross-cultural ministry experience and practical life lessons. Our traveling teams are made up of pastors, teachers, ministry leaders and medical professionals. All are demonstrated servant-leaders.
Updates from some of our most recent conferences
How would you describe yourself when asked who you are? By your name, what you do, where you work, your age, what church you attend, where you are from? Our Armenia Conference theme focused on understanding and living according to our Identity in Christ as adopted children of God. Pastor Bob and Chris Burrows did a great[…]
“This week I was challenged in a new way. I realized how little I have in myself and how much I have in Jesus,” commented one participant at the close of our most recent conference for African leaders and wives. Another concluded, “The strength of our marriage is the ceiling of our ministry.” These dear[…]
If you were to look around the room you would see young and old, urban and rural, hands raised and hands at their sides, pastors, homemakers, dentists and farmers. This wide range of diversity can make the teaching times more challenging, however the bond of our common faith has brought a very special sense of[…]
Pastor Rob Harrell, Pastor Rick and Diana Lowe, Connie and myself, had the recent opportunity of travelling to Western Ukraine by way of planes, trains and vans. We finally arrived at our destination in the wee hours of the Sunday morning, May 22nd. It was a beautiful facility that is being developed by a Russian[…]
We had a wonderful team that accompanied us to Thailand for our pastors-wives conference which took place the week of September 21-25. Our team consisted of (Ret) Lieut. General Tex Brown and his wife Ann, Pastor Bob and Chris Burrows, Senior Pastor Rob Harrell, and Connie and myself. The weather was hot and muggy and[…]
We have just concluded our 5th conference in Malawi. One Bishop and his son, with no formal training, have planted over 700 churches in Malawi and Mozambique. The only training, materials or Bibles they have are what we have provided for them. We had a total of 771 pastors and wives who attended the conference.[…]
We had a great time ministering to pastors and wives in Armenia! We have hosted 31 conferences since our beginning and this one ranks in the top five. Bob Burrows, a pastor, Bible teacher, and businessman, from Reno, Nevada, along with his wife Chris, a prayer warrior, true woman of God, accompanied Connie and I[…]
On September 2 our team of 6, consisting of retired 3 Star General Tex Brown and his wife Ann, Bob Burrows and his wife Chris, Connie and I boarded a plane for Batumi, Georgia via Istanbul, where we overnighted to adjust to the time change. Batumi is a city located on the Black Sea. At[…]
A team of 6 of us headed for Skopje, Macedonia on May 22 and returned home on June 1. The team consisted of Darlene and Gary Maroney, a pastor from New Braunfels, Texas and LeeAnn and Shawn Messer, a pastor from Llano, Texas. In Skopje we experienced our first earthquake, along with a torrential downpour[…]
We are back and in recovery from jet lag after a 12 hour time change from Chiang Mai to San Antonio! Our trip began with the disappointing news that our good friends, Gary and Darlene Maroney could not accompany us. At the last minute Darlene was hospitalized. She is doing well, but please keep them[…]