When you visit Detroit World Outreach (DWO), you will encounter God and experience the unique vibrancy that characterizes each of our worship services. You will see people from all walks of life from all over the Metropolitan Detroit area (and beyond).
All scripture is given by the inspiration of God.
There is One True God manifest in 3 distinct persons, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is true God and true man.
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation.
Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance of sin.
Sanctification is the will of God for all believers through obedience to the Word of God and the leading of the Spirit.
Every believer should participate in water baptism and the observance of Holy Communion.
Every believer should seek after The Gift of the Holy Ghost with the manifestation of speaking in other tongues.
The Church (the body of Christ) consists of all who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Our mission is quite simple — Empowering People to Accomplish their Life Purpose through Jesus Christ.
We do this through:
Empowered Living – Boldly living a Spirit-led life according to the Word of God;
Godly Character – Demonstrating unconditional love, integrity, compassion, and respect for all people;
Healthy Families – Spiritually healthy individuals are the foundation of the family and the fabric of a strong community;
Community Impact – Changing our community through outreach, service, and discipleship with the love of Christ; and,
United Diversity – Despite having different beginnings, we are united in the purpose of advancing God’s Kingdom.
Paul Earl Sheppard has been preaching since his teens and has been in pastoral ministry since 1982. He served as associate pastor of West Oak Lane Church of God in Philadelphia, PA for seven years and as senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Mountain View, CA for twenty years. Under Pastor Paul’s visionary leadership, Abundant Life became one of the largest and most culturally diverse congregations in northern CA. In October 2010 he founded Destiny Christian Fellowship, a dynamic church in Fremont, CA. In 2018, Pastor Paul accepted the call to be Lead Pastor of Detroit World Outreach Church, in addition to DCF.
Pastor Paul is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Center for Urban Theological Studies, and the Southern CA School of Ministry, from which he earned a Master in Ministry degree and was later honored with a Doctorate of Divinity.
An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Paul is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. He and his wife, Meredith, have been married since 1982. They have two adult children who work alongside them in ministry, Alicia Greer and Aaron Sheppard.