If you are visiting our website for the first time, Welcome! the Church of the Good Shepherd is a thriving, downtown church with a rich history and vibrant ministry today. Having served Corpus Christi and South Texas for over 150 years, we continue to change lives by sharing Christ in our community and among our neighbors. The Church of the Good Shepherd is an energetic and enthusiastic congregation of believers, who welcomes you to join us in our worship, our study and fellowship, and mission outreach to the city, state, country and the world. We invite you to learn more about us by exploring this site, and of course by visiting us in person. Our prayer is that in joining us, you will grow in your faith in God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, while experiencing God’s Spirit through authentic fellowship. For more information, click on Explore Good Shepherd.

2017 Vestry Nominees

The following members of Church of the Good Shepherd have graciously agreed to be nominated for our 2017 Vestry.  Thank you!  We will vote for 6 new Vestry members at our Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, January 29th.  Bios of each nominee will appear in our December Newsletter.

David Brown
Matt Ezell
Carrie Gilley
Janet Herbst
Sue Madry
Lula Martin
Scott Meares
Marsha Robertson (Mrs. Gregg)
Emily Veazey
Jon Watson
Gordon Welch
John Welsh, IV

The Vestry is a board of lay leaders in the Church who have been elected by the congregation to govern the parish. They oversee all aspects of the Church’s operations, including the finances, the property and the mission of the Church. The Vestry consists of 18 members who have demonstrated leadership, commitment and service to the Church, and who actively dedicate themselves to the mission of the Church. Each member brings their own unique experience, knowledge and expertise from various sectors of the community, benefiting the church immeasurably. Six new members are elected every year for a three-year term, as six rotate off the Vestry having completed their term. Elections are held annually at the Parish Meeting in January.

Special Guest Speaker


New Adult Sunday School Class

New Wednesday Evening Class

Annual Parish Meeting

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2017 Pledge Cards are now being accepted in the Church Office. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in Commitment Sunday by bringing forth your pledge card and placing it on the altar. It was a beautifully sacramental action showing your dedication to God.

If you have not returned your pledge card for 2017, it is not too late. Cards can be mailed to the Church, placed in the Sunday offertory plate or pledges can be made online at cotgs.org. If you need another card, you can pick one up at the Church Office or in the pew rack in Church on Sunday.
It is not about the amount, it is about your commitment.

Please mail or bring your pledge cards to:
Church of the Good Shepherd
700 S. Upper Broadway
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Thank You!

“You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity.” ~2 Corinthians 9:11