Shepherd's Star July 2019

Newsletter by - Tina Holman Owen (Director)


It has been Hot in Tullahoma… But it doesn’t matter how hot it gets, You still come out and visit, bring food and keep us going “ Thank You!” We are blessed with friends like you. Keep us in your prayers as we have got a lot going on. 

There have been a lot of stomach and intestinal virus’s going around. Seems like a resident gets over one and then another gets it. 

We are in the process of getting a cookbook together, all recipes need to be in by mid July. Please, if you have some, send them to

If you have a story to go with it, then send the story also(short version). We are hoping to have them done by November 1st. All proceeds go toward the Women’s and children's Shelter. Everyone that sends in a recipe gets in the drawing for a free cookbook. 

We are also having a 20thAnniversary Celebration August 3rd at Frazier McEwen Park, 2ndPavilion.

It will start with a Motorcycle ride (2nd Thief Riders) at the park( bring your own motorcycle) it will last about one hour around Lynchburg and back to the park, Games food, and music will start at 11am til 3pm. Bring your own chair or towel for the waterslide. There will be a corn hole contest/prizes. There will be hotdogs, chips, drinks and watermelon. Door fee is a donation for the New Women and children Shelter. 

So, as you can see we will be pretty busy getting the recipes put together for the cookbook and arranging the Celebration. Please let us know if you or your Church, would like to get a game together, and be in charge of it. We are also needing some music groups.

We hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!

We have served Jan-June 77 Homeless Individual meals served 3,756

Individual beds filled 1,095 Moved into their permanent home 14

Residents who found jobs 21 Given outside food 40 Clothes 81

Thank you for your donations!

Sincerely, Director Tina Holman Owen

Meet Tina Holman Owen...Again


I am so glad to be back at Shepherds House! My husband Kent and I are going to be working side by side to see that Shepherds House is an environment of Love and Safety, for all that come through our doors.

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Please call or come by and visit us, our office hours are from 9am-4pm, our lunch is from 1-2pm. We are looking to help all the homeless that we can. We are limited because we only have so many beds and we have both men and women, sometimes we can take a family depending upon the availability and how many children. 

We are looking into the future of having another shelter for women and children, also praying for the funding to-do so.

Shepherds House can always use monetary donations, 

Walmart and Kroger gift cards can be used for daily items.

Thank you all for your help, we are only here because of your donations.

Please keep us in your prayers.

Tina Holman Owen


  • Retired Pastor 2008
  • Board Member 2009/2010
  • Shepherds House Director 2011/2012
  • New Shepherds House Director – June 2018
  • Married to Kent Owen – Kent volunteers in administration, jobs, and counseling
  • First Assembly of God Member and Leader of Ladies Ministry
  • Founder of Widow Care Ministry 2012 –