Millington, TN – The Tennessee District of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) recently presented Pastor T. H. Sheppard with the Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual statewide conference. The award recognizes the outstanding ministry and accomplishments of over 50 years of faithful and diligent service to the body of Christ and for his contributions to the United Pentecostal Church International.

Tennessee District Superintendent Doug Ellingsworth presented Pastor Sheppard the award alongside Tennessee District Secretary Jackie Wilkerson to honor Pastor Sheppard’s commitment and sacrifice to the cause of Jesus Christ, his 21 years of leadership as the Tennessee Section 11 Presbyter, and 37 years and counting as Senior Pastor of The Apostolic Church of Millington, formally known as the First United Pentecostal Church of Millington. Upon presenting the award, it was stated that the Tennessee District has far beyond benefited from the life and ministry from this man of God.

Pastor T. H. Sheppard was elected pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church of Millington in June 1985. Under the leadership of Pastor Sheppard, the church has seen many baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost. We thank God for blessing us with a wonderful Pastor and First Lady (Joan Sheppard). The Apostolic Church of Millington has a mission to reach the community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and values making whole families whole through our connection with Him.

The Apostolic Church of Millington was established in April 1957 and is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International ( We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more information about our church visit our website at: