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Rev David R Sheppard

Rev David R Sheppard

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Address : 2453 94th street
City : Gerlaw
State : IL
Country : USA
Phone: 309-299-6352
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Hello, and thank you for considering me as your officiant for your wedding service.

I am an Independent Christian Minister serving others from my home. My wife and I have lived here for some time and have done a great many weddings including traveling to other counties,


, and even Indiana to perform weddings.

My ministry focuses on providing wedding services for couples who do not have a regular church they attend, yet want a religious service; couples who are blending faiths; and couples who want their wedding in a non-traditional setting, such as a back yard, park, banquet center, historical landmark, or other meaningful location.

I am a second generation pastor and grew up here in the Monmouth/Galesburg, Illinoisarea. My father was an Independent Christian Minister since before I was born. Having grown up in the church I was able to get a great deal of experience even before my own ordination.

Our weddings are non-denominational, meaning they are not taken solely from any single Protestant denomination. There are elements taken from several of the Protestant services. The wedding service is a decidedly religious service, with all the elements that would be contained in a wedding service done in a church.

While I do not require a couple to go through a counseling program, I always
recommend that a couple spend time with a qualified Christian counselor. Today’s divorce rate is near 50% for those couples who do not seek pre-marital counseling, and even higher if either of the couple has been married before, or if the couple has lived together before getting married. Enclosed in your packet is some information to help you prepare for your lives together. I sincerely hope you take the time to read it together and discuss the material. While you are currently convinced this cannot happen to you because you are “in love”, please keep in mind I never married a couple who stated their intent was to get divorced.

Again, thank you for considering me as your officiant. May God bless you and keep watch over you especially during this time.

In His service,

Rev. David R. Sheppard

Rev David R Sheppard is a Gerlaw, IL based wedding officiant and premarital counseling company. We have been happy to serve wedding ceremonies for many years. We are experienced and professional wedding officiants and premarital counseling services in all neighborhoods of Gerlaw, Illinois and near-by cities.

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