John Shepherd serves as Lead Pastor of at River Oaks Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Prior to that, he served as Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Mountain Lake Church in North Atlanta. He has planted and pastored innovative, missional churches in Florida and Tennessee, as well as served as a church planting missionary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis and his Doctor of Ministry degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife Joy have three sons: Aaron, Seth, and Joshua.