Shepherds' Conference 2020 Updates

March 23, 2020

Dear Shepherds’ Conference 2020 Attendees,

We trust you had a blessed Sunday worshiping with your local church and trusting God in these uncertain times. Pastor John MacArthur recently encouraged our church to respond with trust in God’s providential care from Matthew 6:25–34.

Our pastor and the conference team is committed to your health and safety at all the conferences we host; consequently, we want to update you concerning the 90-year-old Shepherds’ Conference guest who recently passed away. The doctors confirmed that he passed away from COVID-19. At this time, there have been no other conference guests, Grace Church staff, or volunteers who have reported a positive diagnosis of the coronavirus. We are now outside the incubation period for the virus set by the CDC, but we encourage you to continue to take the necessary steps to ensure your personal health in this season.

During these times, it is easy to lose sight of the sovereignty of God, so we encourage you to meditate on the promise from Psalm 46:1–2, “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.”

The Shepherds’ Conference Team

March 21, 2020

Dear Shepherds' Conference 2020 Attendees,

We trust you were blessed during your visit as well as encouraged by the fellowship you have encountered. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the wonderful opportunity we had to serve all of you during our recent Shepherds’ Conference. Thank you all for the encouraging feedback we have received that made us more aware of the great things our God has done at the conference. To God be the glory!

If any of you would like to access the Shepherds’ Conference 2020 audio and video, you can go to at your convenience. Our church is praying that your commitment to biblical ministry will be fruitful at your local church as you and all church leaders shepherd God’s flock through every season in life with joy. May the Word of God be magnified for His glory through your service.

In addition to this update, we wanted to bring to your attention that a 90-year-old man who attended our conference recently passed away. There are posts online that he passed away from the coronavirus, but the physicians who treated him have not confirmed that information at this time. We encourage you to pray for the family of the deceased as this is a trying time for all of them.

Other than the potential situation above, we have had no confirmation of COVID-19 cases associated with anyone who attended the 2020 Shepherds’ Conference. 

The safety and well-being of our guests during Shepherds’ Conference has always been our highest priority, and we continue to monitor reports from the medical professionals, government and local authorities.

We encourage you as shepherds of God’s people to remind them that God is in control and sovereign over all things. In the spirit of Psalm 18:2, let us live out the absolute truth that “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

Shepherds’ Conference Team