Our Story


The Beginning

In 1993, I heard The Shepherd's call to counsel others with the message that transformed my own life. Like Jesus said to Peter, "And when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren." Luke 22:32 After the resurrection, Jesus said to Peter, "If you love Me, tend my sheep." I received training in Exchanged Life Counseling and Teaching at a ministry that is now called Operation 220 in Plano.

In 2002, I founded Shepherd’s Call Counseling and Teaching Ministry as a 501(c)(3) non-denominational, nonprofit ministry with a vision to make Grace Life counseling available to anyone who needs it.

I believe my primary calling is to know Christ intimately, expressed personally as a ministry of restoration to hurting believers in the body of Christ.

Our Name - Shepherd's Call

Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd who loves us, His sheep. He meets every need, leads us into nourishing pastures, restores our soul, guides us in right paths,  guards us, calms our fears, overflows us with His loving kindness. 

This Shepherd laid down His life for us and He was raised again, so He is able to keep us to the end of time. He came that we may have life, and have it more abundantly. He declared, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." (A fact to be believed and lived.)

When He saw the people, He felt compassion for them because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd and He began to teach them many things. This is the heart of our ministry.

Jesus Still Does His Own Work Today

Jesus' mission statement was, "I came to preach the gospel to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted, set at liberty the captives, recover sight to the blind, set free those are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18 That covers every issue we face, it seems.

These things Jesus did while on the earth, He is doing today in and through His people for others. This is the basis of my counseling. I am trusting Him to counsel others through me and He receives all the credit and the glory for the good things that happen here.

My prayer for you is that you will sense the Shepherd calling you to experience new life in Him in a deeper way than ever before and that you will follow His voice.

Still Amazed by Grace (Gal 2:20)

Penny McAdams

Pastoral Counselor

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Our Beliefs


Verbal Inspiration of the Bible

We believe the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be verbally inspired of God in the original manuscripts; infallible, inerrant and God-breathed, a perfect rule of faith and practice.

The Trinity

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 5:7).

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that God, the Son, who has always existed, became a man (without diminishing His deity) by virgin birth through Mary. He lived a sinless life and as the infinite God-Man took upon Himself the sins of all men, died in their place and satisfied God concerning their sins.

The Resurrection

We further believe in the literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. He was then ascended and exalted to the right hand of God as the Great High Priest of all believers.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. His present ministry to believers also includes empowering, teaching, and leading into all truth.


We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved and, of himself, is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. Apart from faith in Jesus Christ each person remains in Adam.


We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace (apart from any works) and received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins. Upon receiving salvation, the person receives eternal life, and becomes a partaker of Christ's life. At the moment of faith Christ begins to indwell that person and that person begins to be in Christ. He becomes a new creation and obtains a new identity as a child of God.

Eternal Security

We believe that all who have come to reliance upon the work of Christ for their salvation will never lose this relationship.

Devil and Demons

We believe that Satan is a person who is aided by a host of evil spirit beings called demons. Their design is to destroy believers, their homes and their churches blinding the lost to the gospel. Every believer is subject to their attack but may be made victorious through Jesus Christ.


Each believer partaking of eternal life (Christ's life) was united with Christ and thus was spiritually crucified, buried, raised and enthroned with Christ. The old man died at that point in time. The results of co-crucifixion are enjoyed by each believer as he or she chooses to walk by the Spirit and not after the flesh. Sanctification of our behavior, then, is Christ living His life through the believer. This involves active choices to deny ungodliness and to live upright lives in Jesus Christ. 

We believe that the new covenant message of God’s grace inspires the believer to live a self-controlled, upright, and godly life characterized by the fruit of the Spirit.