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.