Our Leaders

First Lady

First Lady

Pastor Paula A. Shepherd

Pastor Paula A. Shepherd, co-founder of New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church, possesses a wealth of ministerial and leadership experience. She faithfully served as a deaconess before answering her call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A native of Napoleonville, Louisiana, Pastor Paula loves, honors, and cherishes her marriage to her husband, Bishop C .L. Shepherd Sr. They have two children, Curtis Jr. and Taylour. She is also embracing her new role as a grandmother or more preferably to her, “nana.”

She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

She has been employed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana for fourteen years. She has served as Staff Counsel and Corporate Remediation Officer, Vice President of Benefit Operations, and currently serves as the Senior Vice President  of Benefit Operations. 

Pastor Paula has a commitment to education. She holds a Bachelors of Liberal Arts in English, Masters of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center.

Pastor Paula is committed to using her education and other gifts to advance the kingdom of God.