skip to Main Content
SHEPHERD’S STAFF STORY

In April of 1993, Pastor Jeff Jackson returned to the United States after five years of church planting in Cebu City, Philippines. While serving on the field, Jeff and his family received exceptional missionary care from their home church which left an indelible impression on Pastor Jeff. The seed of a vision began to germinate and take root; the possibilities for churches and their missions involvement were endless. Convinced that local churches can and should venture into cross-cultural endeavors, Pastor Jeff began fleshing out his vision to create a unique missions organization that empowers churches to serve and support missionaries well.

Shepherd’s Staff offers our members the perfect blend of passion and experience. With decades of global missions experience and a passion to empower the local church to fulfill the Great Commission, Shepherd’s Staff is a tool in the hands of the local church to help extend her reach.

MISSION & VISION

To help churches fulfill their unique global vision by offering a broad range of essential services that help them send well.

To see every local church engaged in global missions.

CORE VALUES

Glory Of God
Glory of God

Our ultimate desire and passion is to glorify our Missionary God in every way possible.

Atmosphere Of Grace
Atmosphere of Grace

In all of our communication, service, and relationships, we will extend the same “atmosphere” of grace that our God consistently extends to us.

Local Church Priority
Local Church Priority

We will always esteem and reinforce the authority, integrity, and role of the local church as the primary vehicle through which the Missionary God chooses to make disciples of all nations.

Love & Respect Missionaries
Love & Respect Missionaries

We love and value missionaries and we will always desire to demonstrate the love of God in every conceivable way to these special people.

Innovation For Vision Fulfillment
Innovation for Vision Fulfillment

We desire to stimulate innovation and flexibility in fulfilling the vision God has given the local church and its missionaries.

Partnership With The Larger Body
Partnership with the Larger Body

We desire to cultivate and partner with other ministries within the larger body of Christ, reflecting even now the beautiful diversity of His body by participating with others whose passion is also to see Rev. 7:9 become a reality.

Stewardship Before God & Men
Stewardship Before God & Men

We joyfully comply with the stewardship standards contained in God’s word and the financial rules and regulations that our government has established for ministries like ours.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe the bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God

1 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

The Virgin Birth.

Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:25-35

Jesus’ Sinless Life.

Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 3:5

His Miracles.

Matthew 8:1-27; Mark 2:5-12; Acts 2:22-24

His Vicarious and atoning death.

Mark 10:45; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9; 1 Peter 3:18

His Resurrection.

John 2:18-22; Acts 1:3-9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Matthew 24:1-7

His Ascension to the right hand of the Father.

Mark 16:19; Ephesians 1:19-21; Hebrews 12:2

His personal, future return to the earth in power and glory.

Matthew 24:29-30; Matthew 26:64; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 22:12

In the depravity of man. That man in his essential being is sinful and incapable of meriting God’s favor. We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto everlasting life, and the unsaved unto everlasting damnation.

John 5:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 17:2-21; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Galatians 3:26-28

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

Romans 8:15-16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Galatians 5:16-25; 2 Peter 1:2-4

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nick Yphantides

Nick has served in medical missions in more than thirty countries. He graduated with high honors from UCSD’s School of Medicine, earned a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University, and did his graduate studies at Azusa Pacific University, where he also now serves on the University’s board of trustees.

Jim Vander Spek

Jim is a CPA and founder of his own CPA practice. He has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations, in addition to his board role with Shepherd’s Staff as its Treasurer. He is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and attended Fuller Theological Seminary.

Scott Harris

Scott is currently the Missions Minister at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee. A native of San Jose, California, Scott has served in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong as a student minister and pastor with the International Mission Board (IMB). More recently, Scott served as a IMB trustee.

Jon Hallsted

Jon, along with his family, served as missionaries to Romania. He currently oversees HealthBridge Global, the Christian medical missions ministry that he founded upon his return home. Jon serves on the board of Shepherd’s Staff as its Secretary.

John Cook

John is currently the Missions Pastor at Maranatha Chapel in San Diego, California. He is a former practicing attorney and pharmaceutical company executive with extensive experience in developing and supporting start-up companies.

Lisa Hoff
Lisa Hoff

Dr. Lisa Hoff has worked extensively within the Chinese community for more than twenty-five years as an educator, intercultural trainer and business entrepreneur. Lisa is currently an Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at Gateway Seminary in Ontario, California.

OVER 230 MISSIONARIES

SENT

NOW SERVING IN OVER 60

COUNTRIES

FROM OVER 130

CHURCHES

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Back To Top