Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep is a humble effort to bring pastors and church leaders together to foster friendship, partnership, and mutual encouragement.

The conference is a one-day event centered around faithful teaching related to relevant pastoral subjects. Our desire is to promote a vision for pastoral ministry that has, at its heart, a commitment to biblical shepherding. This year we look forward to welcoming our speakers: Phil Newton, Director of Pastoral Care and Mentoring at the Pillar Network // Aaron Menikoff, Pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Sandy Springs, Georgia // Alex DiPrima, Pastor of Emmanuel Church of Winston Salem, NC.

A free lunch as well as snacks and coffee will be provided throughout the day (gluten free options will be available). We also plan to give away a number of good books to every conference attendee who registers!

Our sponsors this year are The Pillar NetworkSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 9marks and Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF).



DATE: October 30, 2023

COST: $35


 Emmanuel Church of Winston-Salem
407 Petree Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Registration closes on October 23.


9:00-9:45AM – Registration and Coffee
9:45-10:00AM – Welcome and Announcements
10:00-10:50AM – First Session
10:50-11:00AM – Break
11:00-11:50AM – Second Session
12:00-1:00PM – Lunch
1:15-2:15PM – Panel Discussion
2:15-2:30PM – Break
2:30-3:30PM – Third Session


Phil Newton - Director of Pastoral Care and Mentoring, Pillar Network
Phil serves as director of pastoral care and mentoring for the Pillar Network after pastoring for 44 years, the last 35 at South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, which he planted in 1987. Phil and his wife, Karen, have five children and six grandchildren. He is the author of several books, including 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry, The Mentoring Church: How Pastors and Congregations Cultivate Leaders, Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals (with Brian Croft), Elders in the Life of the Church (with Matt Schmucker), Venture All for God: Piety in the Writings of John Bunyan (with Roger Duke and Drew Harris), and Shepherding the Pastor: Help for the Early Years of Ministry (with Rich Shadden). He is an adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Aaron Menikoff - Pastor, Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Aaron began preaching at Mount Vernon in 2008 after completing his Master of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies and his Ph.D. in American Church History from Southern Seminary. Prior to pastoral ministry, Aaron worked as a legislative assistant to the late U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield. After leaving his career in politics, he went on staff and served as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. While in seminary, Aaron served as an elder and interim pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church. In addition to pastoral ministry, Aaron is an Adjunct Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta), the author of Character Matters (Moody, 2020) and Politics and Piety: Baptist Social Reform in America, 1770-1860 (Pickwick, 2014), and co-host of the Island Idylls podcast.

Alex DiPrima - Pastor, Emmanuel Church of Winston-Salem
Alex is the preaching pastor of Emmanuel Church, giving special attention to preaching, counseling, and discipleship. He grew up in Miami, Florida where he came to faith as a young boy. He then spent his high school and college years in the upstate of South Carolina before moving to the Raleigh-Durham area for seminary training. In 2017, he, along with a small team, planted Emmanuel Church in northwest Winston Salem. Alex is married to his lovely wife, Jenna, and they have three children - two sons, Dominic and Judah, and a daughter, Camden. Alex and Jenna love to read, travel, and show hospitality in their home. Alex holds a B.S. in Finance from Clemson University, an M.Div. in Christian Ministry and Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Spurgeon and the Poor: How the Gospel Compels Christian Social Concern (Reformation Heritage, 2023) and editor of Servants of Christ, Lovers of Men: Spurgeon on Pastoral Ministry (H&E, 2023). He's also published several articles with The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, and the London Lyceum.

FMS 2022

At FMS 2022 we enjoyed messages from Juan Sanchez of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, TX, Bobby Jamieson of Capitol Hill Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., and Alex DiPrima of Emmanuel Church in Winston Salem, NC. You can access their messages below:

Juan Sanchez - "Whoever Would Be Great Must Be Your Servant" (audio | video)

Bobby Jamieson - "Four Gospel Gifts that Matter More than Ministry" (audio | video)

Alex DiPrima - "Together in the Storm: The Friendship of Newton and Cowper" (audio | video)

Feed My Sheep 2021 panel discussion (video)

FMS 2021

At FMS 2021 we enjoyed messages from Ed Moore of North Shore Baptist Church in Queens, NY, Andy Davis of First Baptist Church of Durham, NC, and Alex DiPrima of Emmanuel Church in Winston Salem, NC. You can access their messages below:

Andy Davis - "Heaven: An Eternal Education in the Glory of God" (audio | video)

Alex DiPrima - "Speak as the Oracles of God: Martyn Lloyd Jones and the Task of Preaching" (audio | video)

 Ed Moore  - "The Church and Her Glorious Message" (audio | video)

Feed My Sheep 2021 panel discussion (audio | video)

FMS 2020

At FMS 2020 we enjoyed messages from Ed Moore of North Shore Baptist Church in Queens, NY, Aaron Menikoff of Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, and Alex DiPrima of Emmanuel Church in Winston Salem, NC. You can access their messages below:

Aaron Menikoff - "Generous God, Generous Pastor: Romans 8:32" (audio | video)

Alex DiPrima - "John Owen and a Word for Pastors" (audio | video)

Ed Moore - "Encouragement: 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11" (audio | video)

Feed My Sheep 2020 panel discussion (audio | video)