Pastor Paul & his wife Malinda joined the New Life body in 2016 to help the church continue it’s growth in reaching the community. They have been married for 9 years, and have one baby girl named Lola who is the joy of their lives.
Paul previously served Grace Baptist Church in Whitehall, NY successfully as their Senior Pastor for 4 years, before believing God was directing him to join the team here in Pittsfield. Before that he worked in the Governor’s office (NY), in the IT department, assisting the Governor and his staff in all manner of technology.
He loves the outdoors, but is also a geek at heart who loves gadgets and anything electronic. The Shepherds have one dog and one cat, and one day Malinda is convinced that one day she will get a horse again. They enjoy seafood, and Paul particularly loves anything drenched in BBQ sauce. Both of them ride motorcycles, and love to spend time as a family.
Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Sage College of Albany, and is currently pursuing a M. Div degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.
Favorite verses: Proverbs 4:7 – “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.”
1 John 2:6 – “the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.”