Pastor Wayne & Ginger Sheppard

Pastor Wayne and Ginger Sheppard have been in full-time ministry for 27 years. They served as student pastors for many of those years and are now the lead pastors at Destination Church in Saraland, Alabama. Arriving in Saraland in 2011, they have seen Destination Church grow from 120 attendees to over 1500. Pastor Wayne has spoken at many conferences and churches sharing his methods of growth and his love for the local church. He believes everyone has a destiny and his passion is helping people discover their personal calling in life. Pastor Wayne and Ginger have two children, Greyson, who is a recent graduate of Highlands College and lives in Birmingham, AL with her husband Dylan. Their son, Tyler, is a recent graduate of Saraland Highschool and is in his second year of college.



Jeremy was born and raised in Birmingham, Al. At the age of 17, he felt God was calling him into the ministry. In 1999, he married his wife Jana and they began pursuing their licensing in the Church of God and training under Destination’s lead pastor, Wayne Sheppard, who at the time was their student Pastor. In August 2012, he felt God was calling his family to Saraland to serve as Student Pastor under his mentor. They have two girls, Bailee and Lexee.



Chris Betzhold grew up in Millbrook, Alabama and has been involved in children’s ministry for 12 years. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, Courtnie, in 2006, they felt a calling as a team to full time ministry and received their license in the Church of God in 2010. In January of 2013 they moved to Saraland, leaving their families and everything behind to follow God's will and to join the ministry team at Destination Church. They have two beautiful girls, Landrie and Sadie. It is their passion to help guide kids to their future in Christ.



Kyle and Abby grew up in DeKalb County AL. but moved to Saraland in November of 2013 to fulfill the call in ministry. Kyle is married to Abby and they have one daughter Emma Rose. Kyle graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2011. They love engaging in worship and leading people to a deeper experience with God.



Pastor F.W. Sheppard was raised in Miami, Florida. He attended Holmes Theological Seminary then finished his studies at The School of Theology in Cleveland, Tennessee. Pastor F.W. is married to his beautiful wife Patricia and they have three children, Wayne David and Tonya. He has pastored at 7 churches in the past 52 years. He is now the Care Pastor at Destination Church and is honored and blessed to work under his son.



Aaron grew up in Mobile, AL. He has been married to his wife Tiffany for 16 years. They have 3 daughters, Kimberly, Kenadie and Kailee. Aaron and Tiffany have been involved in youth and children’s ministry for 14 years. They have been at Destination Church for four years and really enjoy being a part of what God is doing. They love serving others and seeing souls come to know Jesus. They are licensed in the Church of God and look forward to what God has in store for Destination Church.



Lauren grew up in Mobile, Alabama. She was an intern at Destination Church for a year. God then opened the door to fulfill her calling in full time ministry. Lauren has a heart for worship and leading people and she knew at a young age God called her into ministry. She is excited for the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than herself and looks forward to seeing what God has in store for her and the DC family.



Born and raised in Mobile Alabama, Tanner graduated from Saraland High School and is now attending Southeastern University pursuing a ministerial leadership degree, and working towards being a licensed minister through the Church of God ministries. Tanner serves as the Jr High Student Director, and leads students to fulfill their purpose through understanding who God has created them to be. Tanner is very excited and thankful to be a part of the DC team.