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Serving Pastors and Their Families


“Jim Parrish is one of the kindest and most encouraging friends God has ever given me. He would regularly take me to lunch, help me process challenges I was facing, and make sure that I was applying the gospel to my own life and family instead of just the people I ministered too. I can look back on my 9 years of ministry in Jacksonville and see the grace of God because of the investment and support of the Parrish’s in my life and ministry.”

Trey Brunson, Multisite Director
Church of Eleven 22, Jacksonville, FL

“Shepherds Help has been wonderful. They are warm, down to earth people who love Jesus and are so encouraging. They pray for you and listen when you need it most. Best of all, they are trustworthy friends outside of your ministry that are for your growth in the Lord. I cannot recommend them enough to the discouraged, struggling and weary ministry leader and pastor. If you need to talk, process, or be encouraged, don’t hesitate to believe God can use them to care for you in a great way.”

Elliott Sneed, Lead Pastor
Crossroads Church of Long Island, NY

“Shepherds Help has been an invaluable source of encouragement and wisdom for my wife and I during the difficult times of ministry. God has blessed Jim and Sandra with the ability to give objective insight into the particular challenges unique to pastors and their families. I highly recommend them!”

Chris Woodard, Former Lead Pastor FBC Boulougne, Hilliard, FL
Military Chaplain – U.S. Navy

“Jim is a great Coach! His kind and gentle spirit allowed me to open my heart to him right away. He truly understands that speaking truth is not just about position, but disposition as well. Jim has the compassion of Jesus and the boldness of Paul. He truly knows how to speak the truth in love.”

Andres Lavanderos, Campus Pastor
Creek Church, Orange Park, FL

“I’ve known Jim and Sandra Parrish for over 25 years. They are friends, prayer partners, and folks that I can always count on to lift me up and encourage. Jim and Sandra prayed for and encouraged me as I sought out God’s call on my life many years ago, and God has brought them back into my life over the last several years, for which I am eternally grateful. They have a heart for God and His church, and especially, His called out servants.”

Charles, Worship & Administration Pastor
Madison Street Baptist Church – Starke, FL

“I can remember those conversations, phone calls, emails, and prayers when we were experiencing difficult times. It was a blessing to have Jim and Sandra walking through it with us!”

Donald Tittle, Lead Pastor
First Baptist Church – Flower Mount, TX