Jon Shepherd is the lead pastor and a founding member of New Day Church. Since its launch in February 2018, New Day has focused on its mission to "raise up the next generation of Christ-followers" by creating a community of REAL, RAW, and AUTHENTIC relationships with God and People. Pastor Jon continues to champion this calling by encouraging those around him to enter into relationships with Christ and cultivate deep, meaningful relationships with people.

Pastor Jon's jovial attitude and outgoing personality come across in his easy-to-understand messages; his captivating way of simplifying Scripture appeals to new and seasoned believers alike. He has a deep passion for the community, and his willingness to help those in need has created a serving culture at New Day. Pastor Jon desires that the community not only hears about God's love but experiences it as well.

Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Jon and his wife Karol have four children. He is a distinguished, eight-year military veteran. He has served in local churches since 2007 as a youth pastor, children's minister, audio/video team lead, and greeter.