Small Church Shepherds began in the hearts of Dennis Ellingburg and James Clardy on a trip to Jacksonville, FL.  They were going to a pastor’s conference and over much coffee and good food they began to discuss the struggles of finding good resources geared towards small church pastors.  In Dennis’ car on that trip small church shepherds was birthed. 

At Small Church Shepherds we don’t see being small as a slight, but a calling to help pastors in rural, culturally changing, and revitalizing churches with resources to help encourage, enrich, and equip them for the ministry God has called them to.  Our core verse is as follows:

“Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works lcomplete in the sight of my God.”

Revelation 3:2

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