Paul SheppardSenior Pastor
Paul Earl Sheppard has been preaching since his teens and has been in pastoral ministry since 1982. He served as associate pastor of West Oak Lane Church of God in Philadelphia, PA for 7 years and as senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, CA for 20 years. Under Pastor Paul’s visionary leadership, Abundant Life became one of the largest and most culturally diverse congregations in northern CA.

In October 2010 he founded Destiny Christian Fellowship with the vision of reaching and discipling thousands for Christ in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Pastor Paul is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Urban Theological Studies, and the Southern CA School of Ministry, from which he earned a Master in Ministry degree and was later honored with a Doctorate of Divinity.

An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Paul is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He serves as speaker for the radio and online broadcast Destined For Victory. In addition, he is an author whose latest book Why God Created Dads helps fathers, grandfathers, and father figures understand and embrace the significant role God has given them to play in the lives of their children and families.

Pastor Paul and his wife, Meredith, were married in 1982. They have two adult children, Alicia and Aaron.

To visit Pastor Paul’s website, where you can listen to his daily broadcast, purchase CDs and books, view his speaking schedule, and more, click here.

Meredith SheppardDirector of Ministries
Meredith is the wife of Paul Sheppard, senior pastor of Destiny Christian Fellowship. They married May 1, 1982 and are the proud parents of two adult children, Alicia and Aaron.

Meredith Sheppard is a gifted writer and speaker. In 1993 she created Wives In Touch, a bi-monthly letter of encouragement offering hope and practical advice to pastors’ wives. It is also a ministry of prayer. It is her desire to share honestly and openly about the joys and challenges pastors’ wives experience. “And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it, or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Corinthians 12: 26).

Meredith has written several articles for Just Between Us magazine, a Christian women’s publication. One of her articles, “Conquering Comparison,” is featured as the first chapter of the book The Comparison Trap, a compilation of writings by several Christian authors.

Meredith’s ability to understand and personalize Scripture is a gift to all who enjoy her speaking and writing. Her wisdom, warmth and candid communication style creates trust and openness wherever she ministers.

Pastor Troy GoodeExecutive Pastor
Troy Goode grew up in Anderson, IN. He began his pastoral career in 1998 as associate pastor of a church in Boston, MA. Later, he founded New Dimension Church in Providence, RI, leading that congregation until he was called to serve as executive pastor of Destiny Christian Fellowship, Fremont, California in 2015. Pastor Troy holds a B.A. from Howard University, a Master of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in Practical Ministry from the Wagner Leadership Institute in Pasadena, CA.

He is a true follower of Christ with a passion to see souls saved, lives changed, and revival come to the body of Christ, not only here in northern CA, but throughout the country and the world.