Senior Pastor Isiah L. Sheppard, Jr.
Sr. Pastor Isiah L. Sheppard, Jr., has been pastoring for more than 25 years. He is a visionary in the kingdom of God and a shepherd who is after the heart of God. He loves to see God’s people advance in the kingdom. Sr. Pastor Sheppard served many years under the leadership of the late Bishop Henry Wilson. There, he developed a strong passion for winning souls for the kingdom of God. Later, his faith expanded to share with others the importance of having a personal relationship with God the Father. In 1996, he accepted his call to pastorship, and founded the church Bread of Life Outreach Ministry where he serves as Senior Pastor.
Sr. Pastor Sheppard has a relational approach of proclaiming God’s word through transparency of his own background and life’s challenges. His approach complements his leadership style, and it attracts a large diverse congregation. He is married to Pastor Sylvia Sheppard. In their union of 30 plus years, they have three children (Isiah, Jermaine, and Alfred). In addition to family life, Sr. Pastor loves driving tractor trailers. He is the successful founder and owner of Sheppard's Trucking where he has been self-employed for more than 20 years.
Pastor Sylvia T. Sheppard
Pastor Sylvia Sheppard is a spiritual influencer and visionary. She is the pastor at Bread of Life Outreach Ministry where she works side by side with her husband proclaiming and teaching the word of God. Pastor Sylvia has a passion for mind renewal in the body of Christ. Prophetically, she operates in the ministry of Teaching and Christian counseling. She has an intrinsic ability to prophetically instill faith into those who are in pursuit of purpose and to provide in-depth spiritual knowledge and wisdom. Aside from ministry, Pastor Sylvia is self-employed as a certified life coach.
OUR VISIONOur vision is to empower God’s people to be effective citizens in the Kingdom of God through living a Holy Spirit led life.
OUR MISSIONOur mission is to preach the infallible word of God with simplicity and to teach with demonstration biblical principles regarding the Kingdom of God. Therefore, through faith, mankind will come to know God in a personal relationship that extends beyond superficial connection.
WHAT WE BELIEVEWe believe in the verbal inspiration of the Holy Bible, and in one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. We believe Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, crucified, buried, raised from the dead, and ascended to heaven where he sits at the right hand of the Father as the intercessor. We believe all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins. We believe that the new birth, justification, sanctification, and regeneration are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit continues to be experienced today (speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance). We believe in water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. We believe the Lord's Supper is a biblical ordinance symbolizing the body and shed blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe marriage is sacred and is clearly defined in the Bible.