02 Jan Shepherds Theological Seminary Celebrates 20 Years of Equipping Servant-Leaders for Life and Ministry
Shepherds Theological Seminary began classes in the spring of 2003 on the campus of The Shepherd’s Church in Cary, NC, under the leadership of President & Founder Stephen Davey. The inaugural class was made up of 26 students and met in one classroom. Since then, nearly a thousand students have chosen Shepherds to expand their biblical knowledge and discipleship skills in order to become better equipped as servant-leaders in their local communities throughout the world.
Over the years, the Lord has brought many reputable and godly scholars to serve as administrators and professors, allowing our degree programs to expand to three diploma studies, six master’s programs, and a doctoral degree. In addition to the campus in Cary, NC, Shepherds also has campuses in Laramie, WY, and Bryan, TX. For those wishing to attend seminary, but are unable to relocate, Shepherds offers live synchronous online learning as well as a Local Church Cluster Program offered on the campuses of local churches in surrounding states.
Shepherds is equipping servant-leaders for ministry in and out of the pulpit by strategically shaping both intellect and character through biblical scholarship and personal mentoring. Over the past ten years, Shepherds’ enrollment has increased 180%, making it one of the fastest growing seminaries in the United States. The seminary’s programs and faculty attract students from all over the U.S. as well as from countries around the world.
We all have an important role to play in God’s story! What started 20 years ago in one classroom has now expanded into Shepherds’ graduates serving communities in 28 states and 19 countries around the world—continually magnifying the glory of God and His gospel. The foundation has been laid and now the multiplication of fruit is taking place. President Davey stated, “The most exciting thing to me is that God in His grace has chosen Shepherds Seminary to co-labor with Him in the keeping of His promise in every generation—to provide shepherds after His own heart, who will lead His people with knowledge and understanding.”