Shepherd Church

    Porter Ranch, CA
    Senior Pastor Dudley Rutherford
    Twitter @PastorDudley
    Founded 1995
    Affiliation Christian - Independent Christian Churches
    Locations 4
    Attendance 10,676
    LISTS (Since 2015)
    Fastest Growing 2017 (3)
    Largest 2018 (30)2017 (34)2016 (50)2015 (44)

    We are a place of renewal, and a Christ-believing church where all are welcome. Our services have contemporary music and a message that is Bible-based and relevant to daily life. Our mission focuses on lifting up Christ that the world might believe. We are united to magnify God by reaching the multitudes one by one, developing Christ-like maturity, empowering meaningful ministry and encouraging a life of missions throughout the world.

    We follow three principles in sharing the gospel. Finding people who are hurting and directing them to help. Finding people who feel hopeless and giving them the gift of hope. Finding men and women, teens and children who have never heard of Jesus Christ and introducing them to the Savior and Lord, so they may then find people and do the same.

    3 Reasons to Pursue Racial Reconciliation

    By Dudley Rutherford

    Christ broke down the walls that divide us.

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    Shepherd Church: No. 3 Fastest-Growing Church, 2017

    By Outreach Magazine

    “Not a day goes by that I don’t meet somebody whose life has been changed by God’s amazing grace."

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    Hope for All: Shepherd Church

    By Nadra Kareem Nittle

    No. 3 Fastest-Growing: Shepherd Church in California Teaches That Peace Comes From Knowing Jesus

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    Northern Lights Above LA: California Church's New Design Shines as a City on a Hill

    By Mel McGowan

    “We’ve succeeded in creating a warm and welcoming environment that honors God in all the details.”

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    Experience Speaks: Dudley Rutherford

    By Meredee Berg

    Dudley Rutherford: "I don’t buy in for a second that a pastor of a large church deserves some type of special status."

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