Benji Shepherd

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Since 2003, as a listener, I’ve relied on The JOY FM to be my place to go to on the dial for a soundtrack of worship to our great God.  That was the year I first attended New Community Church in LaGrange and when I made the decision to accept Christ as my savior. It was the music that I heard in church – music relevant to my generation; the songs I also hear on The JOY FM - that stirred my heart and turned my attention to Jesus. 

I’ve always loved working in radio since my first exposure to being on air with Georgia Southern University’s student run station in 1992 to working at stations local to LaGrange and Newnan.  I’m so blessed to now be a part of the ministry of The JOY FM!

I've been married my beautiful wife, Misty since 2000.  God blessed us with our lovely daughter, Autumn, in 2002.

Favorite artists:  Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Hillsong United, and Delirious?

Favorite movie:  Big Fish

Favorite TV shows:  Duck Dynasty, Big Brother, The Office

Favorite travel destination:  Colorado Springs

Favorite Bible verses:  Romans 5:1-5 – “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;   perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

Fun facts:  Whenever I can, I lead the kids of New Community Church in worship.  Our favorite song is David Crowder Band’s “Undignified”!

In my senior year at LaGrange High School, I played football on the undefeated Granger team that USA Today ranked #1 in the nation at the end of the season.  Go Grangers!