Shep Bridgett,III  was called to the St James  Church the first Sunday of November 1983 as pastor elect, and was installed the third Sunday of June, 1984. He is the twelfth pastor to serve as under shepherd. He was born to Shep & Allean Bridgett, in Dillon County, South Carolina in the year of 1948. 
He was educated in the public schools  of Dillon South  Carolina until 1958, then the District of Columbia, and finally in 1966  finished his High School education  in the Fair fax County public School System.
He is a graduate of the District of Columbia Bible Institute  and has studied  at the Washington Bible College, Lanham, Md., and the Lynch burg Seminary Extension @ Mt. Olive Baptist Church , Rectortown, VA.
Pastor Bridgett and his wife