“Thank you for everyone involved in the shepherd’s retreat. It was much needed and a great blessing. Your kindness and all that was done and the many gifts were overwhelming. I enjoyed the two sessions with the ladies and got much from them about hospitality. Just having time with other pastors and their wives was nice. It was much needed and encouraging.” – Pastor David & Dawn Hockenberry, Middletown Area Bible Church, Middletown, PA.

“Mrs. Bishop & I had the privilege of attending the Shepherd’s Retreat for the very first time this past fall. We THOROUGHLY enjoyed the WONDERFUL Christian fellowship of the other delegates. The food was spectacular, the day beautiful, and the refreshing a blessing. Of course, the hospitality displayed by the fine folks of Mt. Zion gave evidence of their servant’s heart and desire to be a blessing. The messages and challenges by Dr. Starr were also a wonderful blessing. If you are able to fit it into your schedule this next year, you will be greatly blessed. Well Done Mt. Zion! Thank You!” – Pastor Philip & Carol Bishop, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA.

“I would heartily recommend the SR to every pastor that can make the trip. In fact, I would encourage pastors to make time to come and be blessed by the presentation of God’s Word simply to be encouraged in the work!” – Pastor Timothy York, Lancaster Independent Baptist Church, Lititz, PA.