Shepherd's Star Jan 2019

Newsletter by - Tina Holman Owen (Director)


Hello Everyone,

     January has been a cold month… We all kinda stayed in and kept warm. We were full most of January.

      I have attached our 2018 Statistics. (see the front page)

     It was a busy year. So far we are still looking for some snow! We have 3 children that have been hoping for snow and a chance to be out of school. Thanks to everyone for the coats, gloves and hats, everybody is staying warm. We have also had some delivered to the homeless around the area… 

     We are looking for volunteers to be available at times to take residents to the doctor, job interviews, court or DHS, if you would like to do this then please come and fill out a volunteer application and meet with me. 

     I have a Women’s Ministry Night once a month for area churches to come and fellowship with each other and the women here at the shelter. It has been a success and we will continue to do so. We will also be having a Men’s Ministry Night starting soon! Kent Owen will be doing the devotional. If your Men’s Ministry would like to be a part of it just let myself or Kent know... 

     We are still needing land donated or a home donated for an additional Women and Children's shelter. It would also need to be zoned for a Shelter.

     We are also looking for someone to sponsor our 20th year Anniversary Luncheon 1999-2019, we will need room for about, hopefully 150 people. Maybe a church gym!

     Thank you all, for your donations, they are what keeps us serving the homeless in Coffee, Moore, Bedford and Franklin County.

We sheltered 16 residents: 

7 Male 6 Female 3 Children

Gave out Food 4  

Clothes 19


Moved into homes: 3 Disabled 5 Vet 1

Individual beds 325 

Meals served 975  


Need’s List

Bleach, sandwich meat, children and adult cereal, cheese, bread, coffee creamer, ground beef, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, potatoes, canned spaghetti, ravioli, potted meat and tuna, canned diced tomatoes, meat thermometer, spaghetti sauce, salt and pepper, chips, coffee, coffee filters(tall round ones),eggs, bacon, frozen ears of corn, men's deodorant. Laundry Detergent, tin foil.


Sincerely, Tina Holman Owen 

A tale of two directors

Tom Ryals - "An Unexpected Journey"


It has been six years since I became the director of Shepherd’s House. It has been a journey that was unexpected but one that was a blessing beyond measure. As you may know, my wife and I will be leaving with our camper trailer to visit our beautiful National Parks and complete one of our major “bucket list” items. 

A new journey begins...

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.

More about Tina & Kent

Directors (continued)

Tom Ryals - The Bucket List


We will take as much time as needed to thoroughly visit each park and also travel the West and Southwest areas. 

I am pleased to announce that Tina Holman Owen will become the new Director of Shepherd’s House effective immediately and will be assisted by her husband, Kent. Many of you remember Tina as the director prior to my tenure that started in July 2012.Tina and Kent have a passion for the Lord and for the homeless. They bring experience from previous jobs that will be a blessing to Shepherd’s House. Their strengths will complement each other and it will create a team approach with more efficiencies. 

So, I leave knowing that I will miss you and the Tullahoma community but I am confident in Tina and Kent's ability to take Shepherd’s House to the next level. I know you will make them feel welcome and continue to support out mission to the homeless.

God Bless

Learn More about Tina & Kent


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 –