Since it's humble beginnings in 1973, Good Shepherd Catholic Church has grown to become the largest parish in the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee through a mission centered on prayer and ministry.
"Let us pray" are the words most visible to drivers as they race past the Good Shepherd Catholic Church entrance on Thomasville Road. These three words serve as a reminder that we are a people of prayer, first and foremost. We are a representation of the Body of Christ, discerning God's will in order to bring our lives into greater conformity with the Gospel of Jesus.
Our parish is a dynamic collection of more than 2,900 families and a 15-acre campus. Good Shepherd is truly a "community of small communities," centered in the Eucharist and committed to ministry.
Our vision emphasizes a prayerful focus on living the mission of Jesus through spiritual formation, evangelization and ministry carried out through small Christian communities.
Over 85 different ministries are offered under the following categories: Leadership, Prayer and Liturgy, Fellowship and Evangelization, and Mercy and Justice. We encourage you to check out our many ministries and find one that suits your interests and passion.
Good Shepherd is equally committed to our youth and the religious education of both adults and children. We offer a full complement of youth group activities, sacramental and educational classes for children, and continuing education in spirituality and growth for adults.
To learn more about where we have been and to get a feel for where we are going, be sure to read the History of Good Shepherd page.