Personal Information

Name: Doug Shepard
Date of Birth: June, 1969
Address: 1502 Murphy's Landing Drive Suite 206, Indianapolis, In, 46217
Phone: (317) 833-7281


My name is Doug Shepard. At age eight, I started playing guitar, never realizing how that would alter the direction of my life. Now, 45 years old, my one desire is to reach the lost for Christ, as well as encourage fellow Christians through the ministry of music and worship.

Not having a formal church background, I became serious about my relationship with Jesus in 1994. Since that time until now, my one focus has been, to live out these words, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Gal.2:20).

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Ministry Experience

Worship Pastor
Jan 2011-2013
-New Hope Church

For over two years, it has been my honor to serve as the worship pastor for New Hope Church, Greenwood, In.This is a contemporary church serving the Center Grove area of Greenwood, Indiana. They are built on the vision for the family and Biblical-based teachings, and over 500 people call this their home church.


  • Primary worship leader for two Am services
  • Develop and oversee the worship team
  • Direct weekly rehearsals with band and vocalists
  • Prepare all music lists
  • Coordinate with Senior Pastor to organize and plan service flow
  • Provide Life Coaching and Pastoring to all who serve on worship and technical teams
  • Recruit and audition members of the worship team, as well as develop their skills
  • Develop and equip others worship leaders to provide excellent worship and leadership
  • Helped oversee all technical departments (Data projection, sound, lights, graphics etc.)
  • Dream new ideas to flourish the church and worship experience

Worship Leader/Church Guitarist
Jan 2006-2010-New Hope Church

For five years, I served as the church guitarist and part time worship leader for New Hope Church, Greenwood,In.


  • Weekly played guitar for two Am services
  • When leading worship I directed the worship team
  • When leading worship I would conduct weekly rehearsals with band and vocalists
  • When leading worship I would prepare all music lists
  • When leading worship I would coordinate with Senior Pastor to organize and plan service flow

Guitar Teacher/Freelance Musician
Personal 1998-Present

For the past 17 years, I have been a private guitar instructor for 30-60 students a week. I have also perform different musical freelance work, as well as, do studio session work


  • Studio musician
  • Wrote majority of songs as well as recorded guitar and vocals for my band Shepard's Way latest CD titled Believe
  • Toured regionally throughout the Midwest and both East and West coast with various cover bands
  • Taught private guitar and music lessons since 1998


  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Servant
  • Heart for evangelism
  • Teachable
  • Passion for the local church
  • Visionary
  • Relational
  • Encourager
  • Loyal


AS in Christian Ministry - Indiana Wesleyan University, 2013

BS in Biblical Studies - Indiana Wesleyan University, 2015




Pastor David Ward
Teaching Pastor New Hope Church
phone: (317) 888-4673

Dr. David Bailey
Discipleship Pastor New Hope church
phone: (317) 888-4673

Jason Kempf
Pastor of Worship Expression New Hope Church
phone: (317) 888-4673

Bob McDonald Pastor Vineyard Church Southwest
phone: (317) 442-5659

Bob Anderson
Pastor of Care Ministries New Hope Church
phone: (317) 888-4673


Bob Arnold
phone: (317) 714-0495

Jeff Diehl
phone: (317) 846-2551

David Adams
phone: (317) 333-9034

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