From the President

The church has always mattered—perhaps even more so in recent generations. I’m referring to a textually driven church; to shepherds committed to the exposition of Scripture; to faithful ministry leaders fully committed to pleasing Christ.
We’re living in a transitional age, to say the least. Seismic cultural changes are rapidly altering ancient boundaries. From the belief of a historical Adam to the increasing approval of trajectory theology and theistic evolution, the landmarks are being redefined and even eliminated. Frankly, there has never been a better time for a church leader to hold fast to the faithful Word . . . “so that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict” (Titus 1:9).
Mr. Gallup once opined, “There has never been a time in American history when the church has made so many inroads, while at the same time, made so little difference.” Perhaps that’s because the church is more interested in being invited to the table of secular opinion and receiving a nod of polite appreciation, than it is in telling the truth. Instead of taking advantage of open doors and opportune times, the church has softened its message and, in the words of Tozer, has begun to offer suggestions rather than ultimatums.
Shepherds Theological Seminary is poised to make a greater difference than ever. At Shepherds we begin with the text of Scripture, interpreting everything in our cultural landscape to the plumb line of revealed truth. Only then can the church provide spiritual insight and direction. Offering our culture anything less than God’s Word would be like offering dying people medicine bottles filled with tap water.
People don’t need bottled water they need God’s Word. Let me invite you to join our growing student body, led by a dedicated and learned faculty, and prepare together to become faithful dispensers of healing truth.
For today for Christ’s glory,
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. Committed to the exposition of scripture, The Shepherd’s Church was soon self-supporting. In September of 2021, Stephen reached 35 years 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.