Collection 476 Oral History Interview with Trent Sheppard
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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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
Language of Materials
Accruals and Additions
The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Trent Sheppard in 2002.
Accession: 02-06, 02-09, 02-13 May 3, 2016Robert Shuster
- Abortion -- Religious aspects.
- Campbell, Duncan, 1898-1972.
- Christian leadership.
- Church work with students.
- Conversion -- Personal narratives.
- Dawson, Joy.
- Evangelistic work -- Nepal.
- Evangelistic work -- Thailand.
- Evangelistic work.
- Kauffman, Dale.
- King's Kids.
- Malmstadt, Howard V., 1922-
- Navajo Indians.
- Orr, J. Edwin, 1912-
- Prayer x Christianity.
- Sheppard, Trent,
- Southern Baptist Convention.
- Ten Boom, Corrie.
- University of the Nations-Kona.
- Wheaton College (Ill.)
- Women evangelists.
- Women in church work.
- Youth with a Mission, Inc.
- Collection 476 Oral History Interview with Trent Sheppard
- Bob Shuster
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- English, Old (ca.450-1100)
- Script of description
- Roman Script