2021 Shepherd’s Conference


Pretoria: 24 – 26 May 2021

Polokwane: 27 – 29 May 2021

Cape Town: 31 May – 02 June 2021


Rick Holland

Rick is the pastor of Mission Road Bible Church in Kansas City, and teaches expository preaching and pastoral ministry at The Expositor’s Seminary. Previously, Rick served for 25 years at Grace Community Church under John MacArthur, and has been a frequent contributor to the RSA Shepherds Conference.


  • Shepherding the flock
  • The danger of familiarity with God
  • Lessons on true greatness
  • Rethinking church membership

Mark Zhakevich

Mark’s exceptional giftedness means that has a broad range of roles at Grace Community Church. He teaches New Testament and homiletics at The Master’s Seminary; he oversees the administration of the church; and he ministers as an elder in the university-age ministry.


  • Recovering your love for Christ
  • Follow Me: Christ’s call to discipleship
  • Abiding in Christ
  • Christ-like maturity

Joel James

Joel has pastored Grace Fellowship, Pretoria, for 26 years. He is the academic head of Shepherds’ Seminary Africa, lectures at Grace School of Ministry in expository preaching and biblical counselling, and has authored many books and resources.


  • The marks of a biblical shepherd
  • Jesus’ orders to His church
  • Selfish ambition: a dangerous cancer
  • Building and maintaining elder unity