Shepherd Summit 2020
Dr. Bob Gray II
La Verne, CA
Dr. Scott Gray
La Verne, CA
Hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church, Longview, TX
September 29th - October 1st 2020
To come and be encouraged as we work together to be better equipped to minister to the many needs represented in our churches
The Vision of the Shepherd Summit
On December 18th, 2019, Pastor Shiflett and Pastor Gray met on a Wednesday night after church in Longview, Texas. They discussed their burden for a place where pastors and their staff could meet and be reminded of the biblical responsibilities of the under-shepherd. They shared their burning passion for the New Testament local church and their love for God’s people. They discussed their desire to rebuild the trust of hurting people and their commitment to restoring the credibility of the church – both with its members as well as those in our communities. Their burden was solidified after a six-hour conversation that went until the wee hours of the morning. After much prayer and more conversations in the following weeks, the Shepherd Summit was born.
We invite any pastor, pastor’s wife, staff member, deacon, missionary, or ministry leader to come and be encouraged as we work together to be better equipped to minister to the many needs represented in our churches. People are hurting and it is our wonderful opportunity to love them, help them, teach them and with God’s help, restore them to the fold where they can grow in grace and reach their full potential as a part of His flock.
Our Mission Statement is taken from the following verses.
1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. - I Peter 5:1-4
The Mission Statement of the Shepherd Summit
The Shepherd Summit is a conference where the biblical guidelines found in I Peter 5:1-4 are expounded and encouraged. We will strive to present a pastoral philosophy of leadership without lordship, oversight without overreach and what it means to be an under-shepherd with Christ, the chief Shepherd as our example. We fully recognize that as pastors, we are placed as overseers of His heritage; His flock which He hath purchased with His own blood.
It is our prayer to influence pastors to love, to listen and to learn; all while pursuing leadership where truth is tempered with grace. We believe a biblical balance can be found that produces compassion without compromise, influence without intimidation and motivation without manipulation. Feeding the flock, caring for them and meeting their spiritual needs the way the Lord Jesus Christ intended is our ultimate goal. We simply desire to bring glory to Him by doing our part to restore integrity, transparency and accountability to the office of the pastor.
Dr. Bob Gray II, Pastor
Pastor Bob Gray II was called to be the pastor on December 17, 2008 after serving as Youth Pastor for 21 years. Pastor Gray and his wife, Kelly, have been married since 1987. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Stacey Shiflett, Pastor
Pastor Shiflett was saved in 1976 and called to preach in 1993. He and his family served as missionaries in South Africa and pastored in South Carolina before going to Baltimore, MD. He has pastored Calvary Baptist Church since 2014. He and his wife, Grace have five children.
Bob Reno, Pastor
Bob Reno has been ministering in the greater Tacoma area since 2002. In April 2006, he was called to pastor Berean Baptist Church. Under Pastor Reno’s leadership, Berean Baptist Church has continued to grow and reach many in the Greater Tacoma area with the Gospel of Christ.
Brian Dunlop, Pastor
Pastor Brian Dunlop has faithfully led Lighthouse Baptist Church since 1994. He served as Youth Director for 12 years before the church called him to be the Senior Pastor. Pastor Dunlop has been married to Daun since 1983. God has blessed them with five children, all of whom serve in some aspect of the church ministry.
Dr. Scott Gray, Pastor
Dr. Scott Gray is the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, one of the most exciting, loving, and missions-minded ministries around. Dr. Gray became the pastor of Liberty on June 30, 2013. Before becoming the pastor of Liberty, Dr. Gray was in evangelism for ten years, assistant pastor in Tennessee for three years, and in Indiana for six and one-half years.
Debi Pryde, Author & Counselor
Debi Pryde has been used of the Lord to teach various ladies’ Bible classes and conferences the past 35 years. After being a full-time homemaker while home-schooling her children through high school, she returned to college along with the kids and eventually decided the Lord was leading her to give herself full time in ministry and Biblical counseling.
Registration is $100 per delegate.
Includes all sessions, meals, and supplemental materials
Lunch and supper will be provided all three days