About Word of Life Fellowship Center

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Dr. Kephyan Sheppard is a native of Palm Springs, CA and is the Senior Pastor of Word of Life Fellowship Center in Desert Hot Springs, CA. He has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in Divinity, and a Doctorate in Ministry from Next Dimension University, as well as Honorary Doctorate in Biblical Studies form Bread of Life Seminary (San Antonio, TX). In February 2012, Bishop Sheppardand his wife, Lady Tricina Sheppard launched Word of Life Fellowship Center at their dining room table with 5 members. Over the course of 8 years, they have seen the hand of God move mightily. 

Under his leadership, Word of Life has served over 6,000 meals to the homeless community, has impacted thousands of families with toys for the holidays along with school supplies, and established a Bible College in the city of Desert Hot Springs. Furthermore, Dr. Sheppard is a former Commissioner of the city of Desert Hot Springs, an on call chaplain to the city’s police department, a board member to the city’s Microloan Program, and the Community Champion for Advancing Desert Hot Springs.

In addition to his work in the community, Dr. Sheppard is an area representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He covers 5 high schools and a Middle School in the Valley teaching the Gospel during lunch period bible studies. He also serves as a Professor at several Bible colleges throughout the Inland Empire. On July 20, 2019, Dr. Kephyan Sheppard was consecrated to the office of Bishop in the International Churches of Praise and is a member of the African American Joint College of Bishops. Moreover, Dr. Sheppard is a husband, a father, and an accomplished musician. 

He and Lady Sheppard recently celebrated 16 years of marriage and they have 3 beautiful children, and are eager to continue to serve and watch as we continue to pour into the city of Desert Hot Springs.

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Physical Address
64565 Pierson Blvd. 

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 


(760) 251-3930

Mailing Address
14080 Palm Drive, Suite 3 Box 243 

Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240 

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