Paul Earl Sheppard has been preaching since his teens and has been in pastoral ministry since 1982. He served as associate pastor of West Oak Lane Church of God in Philadelphia, PA for 7 years and as senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, CA for 20 years. Under Pastor Paul's visionary leadership, Abundant Life became one of the largest and most culturally diverse congregations in northern CA. In October, 2010 he founded Destiny Christian Fellowship in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pastor Paul is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Urban Theological Studies, and the Southern CA School of Ministry, from which he earned a Master in Ministry degree and was later honored with a Doctorate of Divinity. An effective communicator of God's Word, Pastor Paul is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He serves as speaker for the radio and online broadcast Destined For Victory. Pastor Paul and his wife, Meredith, were married in 1982. They have two adult children, Alicia and Aaron.