The Shepherd’s Retreat
Encourage | Equip | Enrich

Mt. Zion Baptist Church is committed to ministering to Independent Fundamental Baptist pastors through the Shepherd’s Retreat. Pastor Chris Starr explains the reasons for launching this ministry to aid pastors of like faith and practice.

The Shepherd’s Retreat is a great blessing every year! The heart of Christ-like love that is demonstrated in a practical way is undeniable… Thank you for providing that encouragement in such a dynamic way. The fellowship with other pastors, as well as the planned sessions on many necessary topics that we face often, are such a blessing. I was challenged and refreshed.

Pastor Caleb Bottrell

Hunt Valley Baptist Church

Thank you for the Shepherd’s Retreat.  What a great ministry you have in encouraging pastors in the Lord.  Keep up the great work!

Pastor Mark Wagner

Hannahstown Road Baptist Church

To Encourage & Be Encouraged … These words express our personal observations of the Annual Shepherd’s Retreat graciously hosted by Pastor Chris Starr and the good folks of Mount Zion Baptist Church. It is an event that we look forward to every year. We typically take an extra day in the area and enjoy the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. We ALWAYS leave greatly encouraged. The sessions, fellowship, and warmth displayed by Pastor Starr are helpful, healing, and uplifting. This is not an axe-grinding event or an event of bigwigs. This is an event for “normal” servants. Come and be encouraged. Come and encourage others. But … By All Means, Come!

Philip & Carol Bishop

Alexandria, Virginia