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Collection 476 Oral History Interview with Trent Sheppard

Identifier: CN 476

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Trent Sheppard in which he discusses the influence of his parents and the International Prayer Ministry, the development of his own Christian faith, the influence on him of Loren Cunningham, Corrie ten Boom, and J. Edwin Orr, among others; the purpose and methods of Youth with a Mission (YWAM); his activities in England with The Fellowship, a Christian community; and his hopes for a worldwide Christian renewal movement among young people. The time period covered by the interviews is 975 to 2002.

Trent Sheppard was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on January 23 and 29 and February 12, 2002, at the Billy Graham Center Archives at Wheaton College.


  • Created: 2002

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Biographical Information

Full Name: Michael Trent Sheppard

Birth: August 5, 1975 in Dothan, Alabama


Parents: Glen and Jacquelyn Sheppard

Siblings: brother Tre, sister Christa

Marital Status: Rebekah Bronwyn Lutz

Children: Miréa; Blaze

Conversion: Ca. 1982, during a sermon by his father


?-1993 - Spring Academy, Conyers, Georgia (secondary school)

1993-1994 - Youth with a Mission’s Discipleship Training School

1994-1995 - Youth with a Mission, School of Biblical Studies

1998 - University of the Nations; Nuneaton, England, Koma, Hawaii, Lausanne, Switzerland; B. A. In International Studies

2001-2003 - Wheaton College Graduate School, M.A.


1998-2005 - Youth with a Mission, England, leader in The Factory Christian community

2005-2010 - Campus America, a prayer movement among college students

2010 - Collegiate minister and teaching pastor with Alpha USA

Other significant information:

Participated in YWAM’s the King’s Kids program and went on missions trips to Fiji, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries as a high school student; spoke and taught in more than 50 nations.


3 Audio Tapes

271 Minutes

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