The Shepherds have been a mainstay in gospel music since the 1980’s. They were formed out of Sandersville, GA and have traveled for years ministering the gospel through song. Their family harmony and progressive sound is re-defining gospel music for future generations.
The Shepherds are extremely excited about their latest recording, “Believe,” which was over 2 years in the making. Although their roots are primarily Southern Gospel, this new album features a variety of styles of Christian music that will connect with a diverse group of audiences.
The Shepherds perform mostly original material written by group member Debra Shepherd. Debra has not only become a respected writer for The Shepherds, but she has also had many songs to be released nationwide and into other countries such as: Ireland, Honduras, Africa, and Russia. Many mainstream southern gospel artists have also recorded her songs including The Freemans, The McKameys, The Hoppers, The Hoskins Family, The Inspirations, and The Kingsmen just to name a few.
Some of the songs made popular by The Shepherds that have reached national chart status include “A Friend of God,” “It’ll Be Hard Not Cry,” “A Black Heart,” “On My Knees,” “I Am Here,” “Move Oh Mountain,” and their signature song “There’s A Miracle in the Making.”
The Shepherds have appeared on many prestigious stages such as SGM FanFair, The National Quartet Convention, Church of God General Assembly, and Wild Adventures Theme Park. The Shepherds perform in churches, auditoriums, theaters, and have had many television appearances including T.B.N - Praise The Lord, Daystar Television Network‘s Celebration, TCT, and many other media networks. They have firmly established their place in
The Shepherds Award accomplishments include nominations for the SGM FanFair/Us Gospel “Mixed Group of the Year,” and SGM FanFair “Young Excelling Individual,” awarded to Jonathan Shepherd. They also received the nomination for SGM “Band of the Year.” Group member Debra Shepherd was also much honored to receive the Georgia Songwriters Award.
The Shepherds are a family affair with group members, Quint & Debra Shepherd, son Jonathan and his wife April Shepherd, twin daughters Haley Underwood and Hope Head, Debra’s sister Sheri Haynes, and their cousin Wendell Smith . It is the entire group’s desire to reach the lost and give the audience something they can take with them to face life’s challenges.
The Shepherds are a family unit that remains devoted to the calling and purpose on which their ministry was founded-to encourage the child of God and reach the lost for Jesus Christ.