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Serving Pastors and Their Families

About Jim and Sandra Parrish

Founders of Shepherd’s Help

We are high school sweethearts happily married for more than 45 years and the parents of two adult daughters and four grandchildren. We grew up in a rural community in Northeast Florida, were saved and baptized in a small Southern Baptist Church. We are passionate followers of Jesus Christ and have been members of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville for more than 30 years. We have served in Adult, Hospitality, and Deacon Ministries as well as teaching in the Preschool, High School, Young Couples, and currently serving as Hosts on Guest Services Team.

We are active in both the Florida Baptist Convention and First Coast Churches counseling and coaching pastors and their families, both locally and throughout the US. Jim is certified as a Biblical Counselor through (ACBC) Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Jim serves on the State Board of Missions for the Florida Baptist Convention and the Enrich Team for the First Coast Churches. Sandra is certified with Florida Baptist Disaster Relief and a volunteer with Samaritans Purse.

Through a combination of education, vocational, and leadership experience we believe that God has uniquely gifted us to care for pastors and their families.