Brent & Susan Van Hook, Joyce & Gene Williams
Since 1999, Shepherd’s Fold Ministries has encouraged ministers of all denominations of the Christian faith. From 1999 to 2013 Shepherd’s Fold was led by Gene and Joyce Williams. After Gene’s death in 2013, Brent Van Hook became the director and continues to lead Shepherd’s Fold today. Joyce Williams continues to stay involved. The purpose of Shepherd’s Fold is to care for ministers. Ministers and pastors are often the ones caring for others, and Shepherd’s Fold seeks to bring care to these care-givers.
From 1999-2017 Shepherd’s Fold offered a “Day of Renewal” to all ministers and their spouses. Nothing was sold to ministers, no training was involved, it was simply encouragement. A special speaker was brought in for encouragement such as H.B. London, Thom Rainer, Bob Russell, Stan Toler, Robert Coleman, and Jeff Walling. Worship was provided and prayer support offered. Outback Steakhouse offered a free steak dinner at the end of the day to all who attended. Ministers walked away with a resource packet. As many as 375 pastors attended these events which were held annually in Wichita, Kansas during October which is Pastor Appreciation Month.
In 2018 Shepherd’s Fold Ministries moved to Nashville, Tennessee and continues its tradition of ministering to ministers with current ministry events and resources.
Shepherd’s Fold is blessed to be endorsed by several top leaders in the ministry today.