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Bio for the Reverend Dr. Dennis R. Sheppard

Born – November 12, 1954, Moore County, North Carolina


Pinecrest High School – Diploma - 1973

Sandhills Community College – Associate in Arts - 1975

Methodist University - Batchelor of Arts - 1977

Duke University – Master of Divinity - 1980

Drew University – Doctor of Ministry - 1993

Pastorates held:

Lemon Springs UMC – 1980-1983

Coats UMC - 1983-1987

Norlina UMC - 1987-1989

Hopewell UMC - 1989-2000

Hope Mills UMC - 2000 – 2016

Retired - 2016

Canaan/First UMC United - 2016

Areas of Service

N.C Conference Commission on Education

N.C. Conference Disaster Response Committee

N.C. Conference Board of Ordained Ministry:

Served as Vice-Chair

Served as Chair of the Proclamation Committee

Served as Chair of the District Relations Committee

Fayetteville District Circles of Ministry

Fayetteville District Committee on Ordained Ministry – 1998 – present

Organized Volunteer Hospital Chaplaincy in both Sanford and Dunn Hospitals

Organized Ecumenical Clergy Group in Newton Grove

Board of Directors of the Sampson Crisis Center – Clinton NC

Board of Directors of the ALMS House – Hope Mills NC

Board of Directors of the Methodist University Alumni Association

Chaplain – Southview Varsity Football

Chaplain – Hope Mills Police Department

Advisory Board – ALMS House of Hope Mills

Alumni Board of Directors – Methodist University


Outstanding Young Men of America

Outstanding Personalities of the South

Westbrook Grange Citizen of the Year

Sampson County Volunteer of the Month

Methodist University – Alumni Service Award

Life Member – United Methodist Men

Life Member – United Methodist Women

Certificate of Appreciation – Hope Mills Town Council

Married – Barbara Ayers Sheppard

Daughter – Melissa Lynn Sheppard

Son - Lawrence Wyatt Sheppard