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Below you can find information about our writers and their backgrounds, as well as our mission and statement of faith. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help in any way we can!

Casey Lewis
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 Casey currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Sycamore Baptist Church in Decatur, Texas. He is a huband, father, and follower of Jesus Christ, who is passionate about growing healthy churches and reaching the lost. In addition to Broken Shepherd, he is also a regular contributor at “For The Church” and also blogs regularly at Christianity Matters. You can follow him on Twitter: @caseylewis33.

Josh Watford, Editor
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God saved Josh at 18 and ever since Josh has been working with God to make Him known to all. Josh married Rebecca in 2014, and their goal is to display the mystery of the Gospel through their marriage. God called him to move to the small town of Marion, Alabama to be the student pastor at Siloam Baptist Church. He is studying to receive his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys playing guitar and fishing any chance he gets.

Josh serves as lead editor in special writing projects for the blog.

Casey Elmore
In his early twenties Casey and his wife, Kendra, were saved and immediately called to teach young people and care for orphans. Although this call did not manifest before five years were past, they knew from the beginning their lives belonged to Christ Jesus.

Casey and Kendra now live in Northport, Alabama where he does ministry at New Beginning Family Worship Center with the young adults. They have two sons Judah and Zeke, currently waiting for Zeke to join them in Alabama from Ethiopia. They have been in the process of international adoption for going on four years. Casey’s desire is for the body of Christ to truly realize who she is and be empowered by the life that is in Jesus.

Tyler Clements, Editor
|a tylerTyler serves as student pastor at Greensboro United Methodist Church in Greensboro, Alabama. Tyler and his wife Valerie have been married for two years and have two dogs, Max and Cooper. He also leads a praise and worship ministry and enjoys sharing the Gospel through music. A devout student of the Bible, Tyler has a deep passion for teaching and declaring the truth of Scripture.

Tyler serves as lead editor for all media produced here at Broken Shepherd.

Jason Brown
11239694_10155723759590453_1809735016216121559_nJason currently serves as the worship pastor at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw, Missouri. Jason makes it his aim to help God’s people behold and celebrate the grace of Jesus through God-centered music.

He completed his undergrad at Southwest Baptist University and earned a Master of Arts in Church Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Josh Hartley
3f198c65-f1b0-4f05-a8f6-1c1e69b26c75Joshua  Hartley serves as the Lead Pastor of Freshwater Church in Jefferson City, MO.  He is a native of central Missouri and holds degrees from Lincoln University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  His family includes his best friend and wife of ten years, Shasta, as well as two princesses, Laynee Grace and Londyn Joy.  Joshua’s passion in ministry is to see people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities being and making disciples here and abroad.  Joshua enjoys spending his free time with his family as well as reading.

Drew Heurion, Editor
1621861_10203444290640610_8584837303921844648_nAfter being saved in his early twenties, Drew’s passion in life is to help others come to a right understanding of the Gospel through careful reading and interpretation of God’s Word.

Drew is currently finishing up his Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary  and serves as an associate pastor at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw, Missouri. He and his wife Candace have a little girl, Rawling Grace, and a little boy, Harper Aiden.

Drew serves as general editor for the blog.

Roger Harper
Roger is the pastor of Faith Chapel Church in rural north Perry County, Alabama and has been involved in various forms of preaching ministry since he was seventeen years old. He and his wife Brittney have one daughter named Addie and will soon add another member to their growing family: their second daughter Elizabeth (Ellie). His life mission is to make Christ known, and known more fully, in his family, church, and community. His passion is to teach and equip the local church so that every member can effectively minister to the world around them. He studied Bible and Theology with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry at Southeastern Bible College  in Birmingham, Alabama.

At Broken Shepherd, we are ordinary pastors who want to help you know better an extraordinary God.

Now admittedly, the name Broken Shepherd may sound a bit strange, but it is very intentional. The Greek word for “pastor” in the New Testament is “poimein”, which is literally translated “shepherd”.  We believe shepherding forms the center of pastoral ministry and thus, it will form the manner in which we write. We hope that as we seek to carry out our mission, you will find the content here pastoral in tone.

Pastors also best shepherd their flocks when they have a keen awareness of their own sinfulness and need for grace. This is where the Broken part comes in. By “broken” we don’t mean that we try to be overly transparent about our sins in the name of “authenticity”. Rather, we simply want the starting point of everything we do here to be the grace which Jesus has  provided through His finished work. Coming full circle then, we are ordinary pastors who want to help you know better an extraordinary God!

To accomplish this, our goal is two-fold: first, we want to provide theologically rich resources for all of God’s people. In other words, we want to help shepherd the Church in to seeing all of the life through the lens of Scripture by means of the articles we write, the media we produce, etc.

Second, we want to provide encouragement and resources for other pastors as they too care for the flock. This will include topics such as preaching and other church related issues.

Broken Shepherd has a host of theologically conservative, evangelical writers from across different denominations. Together, we believe that there is a core of beliefs which separate biblical Christianity from unorthodox counterfeits. These beliefs are in alignment with the Gospel Coalition and can be found here.

Again, if you have a specific question about a particular area of doctrine please feel free to contact us. We  are happy to answer any questions you might have.