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Ross Shepherd

Leader, Church Planting Initiatives Team

Ross Shepherd is Church Planting Initiative Team Leader for California Southern Baptist Convention. His primary responsibilities are to formulate and implement strategies to start new churches, as well as recruiting and supervising office and field staff.

Ross began planting churches soon after his salvation experience at age 18 at Lakeview Baptist Church in Baker, MT. Church planting has been his passion during his entire ministry.

Ministry Specialties

  • Recruiting
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Writing
  • Teaching/Training

Previous Experience

  • CSBC/NAMB Church Planting Catalyst
  • Singles/Professionals Pastor - Saddleback Church, Lake Forest
  • Associate Pastor - Pathways Community Church, Santee
  • Singles Pastor - Grace Church, Minneapolis, MN
  • Missions - Cuba/Russia


  • Doctor of Ministry – Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Master of Religious Education – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Master of Education – Baylor University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Grand Canyon University

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.