The church has always mattered—perhaps never more than 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 an historical Adam to the increasing approval of trajectory theology and theistic evolution, the landmarks are being redefined if not entirely 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, President


Stephen Davey is the son of missionary parents and was raised to love Christ, His church and His word. In his last year of High School, Stephen committed his life to serving Christ and went on to prepare for a life of servant-leadership at Liberty University, Tennessee Temple University, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary.


In addition to serving as the president of Shepherds Theological seminary, Stephen serves as the pastor/teacher of Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC. Colonial’s story began thirty years ago when Stephen, newly graduated with a Masters of Sacred Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, arrived in the Triangle area to plant a church. Since its beginning, Stephen has preached in an expository style. This solid scriptural foundation has been the heart of Colonial’s ministry. Sola Scriptura, the Scriptures alone, remains the primary compass for everything Colonial is doing, planning, teaching and pursuing.  It was on that solid foundation that Colonial chartered its first members in 1987. Colonial Baptist Church


Stephen has written numerous books, study guides, commentaries and booklets, published through Ambassador/Emerald House, Kress Biblical Resources, Charity House Publishers, LOGOS and Wisdom for the Heart. Wisdom’s website now allows listeners to download all of Stephen’s audio sermons and transcripts at no charge.  Stephen’s messages are now translated into eight languages, heard on more than 250 radio stations world-wide. Wisdom For The Heart