Pastor and Sister David Sheppard
were both born and grew up in Fort Worth. They were married April 8, 1988 and have lived in Fort Worth all of their lives. They started Apostolic Tabernacle in April 2000 with two of their three children and her mother and dad in River Oaks, Texas. Since that time, the church has relocated to 804 South Cherry Lane in White Settlement, Texas.
Pastor and Sister Sheppard have spent their lives helping others.
Their burden for the city of Fort Worth and the surrounding area has been the driving force behind their efforts. Their compassion for those who desire to live a godly, sin-free life has been a major objective throughout the years. And this continues to propel them.
We believe the Bible to be inspired of God, the infallible Word of God. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (II Tim. 3: 16)
We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father; through His Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation (I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; II Cor. 5: 19; Joel 2: 28)
The basic and fundamental doctrine of this assembly is the Bible standard of full salvation, which consists of repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
We believe Godly living should characterize the life of every child of the Lord, and we should live according to the pattern and example given in the Word of God.
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2: 11-12).
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1-2)
Reverend and Sister Brandon Johnson and Family
Brother and Sister Johnson are from Bakersfield, California. They were active members of Bakersfield Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ under the leadership of Pastor Alfonse King. Having had the Holy Ghost for ten years, Bro. Johnson was active in the music of the church as well as his call to the ministry. Sister Johnson was a leader in the Sunday School leadership and in the youth ministry there. In February, they along with Pastor King felt they were being called to do a work here in Fort Worth, Texas. Shortly after their arrival, they found themselves a welcome home here at Apostolic Tabernacle of Fort Worth. They have been instrumental in organizing our Sunday School Program, in song, and ministering in the preaching of the word of God. Here at Apostolic Tabernacle, Brother Johnson is the Adult Sunday School teacher and Sister Johnson is the Sunday School Secretary. Their heart's desire is to reach out to souls that are hurting and needing help from God. Their vision for the growth of Apostolic Tabernacle is a match for Pastor and Sister Sheppard's vision. Together this God-ordained team can reach the hurting of our community and shine the light of God's great power and love in this dark generation.