It was sometime during the second hearing of Martin Luther’s trial in 1521 when Luther uttered those unforgettable words, “My conscience is captive to the Word of God . . . unless I am convicted by Scripture . . . I cannot and I will not recant.” Faced with losing everything, Luther chose to obey the Scriptures. It is little wonder that sola scriptura became a battle cry of the Reformation.
Unfortunately, the church has long abandoned her commission to biblically equip the believer for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11) and instead has spent a generation bowing before the idols of church growth, political appeal, and social clout. Teaching doctrine has given way to marketing and image. Today, the average Christian leader can quote business gurus, but not the Bible.
Shepherds Theological Seminary has accepted the incredible privilege of training a generation whose consciences are captive to the Word of God. Believers who, regardless of their vocation, understand the Scriptures and are equipped to stay the course, for the glory of God.
Equipping servant-leaders for life is more than a catchy phrase . . . it’s our mission.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Stephen Davey


Stephen Davey, the son of missionary parents, was raised to love Christ and the gospel. In his last year of high school, Stephen committed his life to serve Christ vocationally wherever God chose to assign him in ministry.


Following graduation from Dallas Seminary in 1986, Stephen and his wife Marsha moved with their infant twin sons to Cary, North Carolina, to plant The Shepherd’s Church (originally named, Colonial Baptist Church). Committed to the exposition of Scripture and the doctrines of grace, the church plant grew to include several thousand households. In September of 2021, Stephen reached 35 years of faithful ministry as the pastor/teacher of this wonderful ministry and church family (


In addition to his pastorate, Stephen serves as the president of Shepherds Theological Seminary. Shepherds has earned full membership status with ATS and enjoys a growing student body, taught by an outstanding faculty. Shepherds currently meets on the beautiful campus of The Shepherd’s Church where Stephen enjoys interacting with the students, as well as teaching regularly in the pastoral theology department.


Stephen also serves as the principal Bible teacher for the Wisdom International radio and resource ministry heard globally in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swahili, Mandarin and Arabic. Wisdom’s website offers all of his sermon transcripts and audio teaching, free of charge (


More than 40 books, study guides, commentaries, and booklets have been authored by Stephen, published by Ambassador/Emerald House, Kress Biblical Resources, Charity House, and LOGOS. Stephen is scheduled to release a commentary on James in the New Testament Exposition Commentary series, published by Regular Baptist Press.