About Us

Welcome to Jeshurun Ministry Bahamas!

Jeshurun ministry is a non-denominational Evangelical, outreach ministry in Freeport, Bahamas. We believe the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. We are located at #6 International Bazaar across from The Royal Islander Hotel, 2 Doors South of the Castaways Inn and 2 Doors East of the Perfume Factory. Come worship with us this Sunday!

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Church’s Belief

Jeshurun Ministry believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. Jeshurun Ministry adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.

We Believe

  1. In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  2. In one God eternally existing in three persons; Namely, the father, son, and the Holy Ghost.
  3. That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That he ascended to heaven and today sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for believers in Jesus Christ.
  4. That all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that repentance is commanded of God for all, and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  5. Salvation comes when one truly asks for forgiveness for all their sins and means it with all their heart subsequently, they are cleansed of all unrighteousness.
  6. In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ; Through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  7. God is a Holy God, and he admonishes us to be Holy as He is Holy.
  8. In the Baptism of the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  9. In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and that it is the initial evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  10. In Water Baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost
  11. Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement. We believe this about Jesus Christ. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes, we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5 KJV)
  12. In the Lord’s supper and washing of the saints feet.
  13. In the Millennium second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth for a thousand years.


About Pastor

Shuffel Peter Hepburn Sr.

Personal History:

Shuffel Peter Hepburn Sr. was born March 18, 1953 in New Providence, Bahamas. He attended Primary School at St. Vincent De Paul, Hunters, Grand Bahama. He attended High School at St Augustine, in Nassau, graduating in 1970. He then worked for a year then went to Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1971 obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Biology. He went back to school in 2002 at National Christian Association, to pursue a PhD in Christian Psychology and counseling. In 2004 obtained his degree.

Work History:

  • Syntex (1975 – 1977)
  • Sold water softeners and Real Estate (1977 – 1979)
  • Resident Manager of the Arawak Hotel (1979 – 1981)
  • President of ISOP Institute for Success Oriented People which provided Consultancy Services and produced training programs for Hotels and Restaurants.
  • Took a full time hotel job at the Grand Hotel on Paradise Island as Human Resources Director and then was promoted to Resident Manager and acting General Manager for a short time. (1983 -1992)
  • Full time with Subway Business, building stores in Nassau and Freeport. Sold the Nassau stores and moved to Grand Bahama and starting ministry work along with managing Subway. (1992 – 1998) 
About the Ministry

Where it all began...

In 2019 became a full-time pastor of Jeshurun Ministry. Recommitted his life to Jesus Christ in 1990 and from that time to present has been Doing Street Ministry, Outreach Ministry to the less Fortunate & Counseling. Taught for 5 years at Total Education Centre. Worked with the Children’s Home back and forth for quite a number of years. Since 2004 he has also been providing counseling for the Youth and Married Couples.

CHURCH’S VISION – To preach the gospel to the lost and to warn those in a backslidden condition of the troubles that are on the earth and yet to come. God’s message to Pastor Hepburn is pretty straightforward. “Preach the gospel, trouble is coming to the earth.”

CHURCH’S MISSION – To present the gospel of Jesus Christ far and wide that sinners may repent and be saved before it is too late. Further, to train some that they may go out into the world and do the same. To always adhere to the strict letter of the Word of God teaching members so that they may not be easily deceived by the false doctrines and worldly practices that have come into the church.

CHURCH’S PURPOSE – Ultimately, the purpose of the church is to bring glory and honour to God by teaching the community of believers to love the Lord with all their hearts, with all their minds, with all their strength and to love their neighbours as themselves.

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Church’s History

The History of Jeshurun Ministry Freeport, Bahamas

More than 20 Years ago the Lord gave Pastor Shuffel Peter Hepburn Sr. the name Jeshurun/Jesurun. Upon researching it he discovered that it Is a poetic name for Israel meaning “the upright one.” However, Pastor Hepburn had no idea why the Lord had referred him to that name. Sometime later, he decided to give the name to a Bible Study and outreach ministry that the Lord led him to in a most unusual way.Jeshurun Ministry became very active in soul winning’ counseling, feeding the needy throughout the Grand Bahama Community, and continued the weekly Bible Study. A weekly Prayer Meeting started sometime during or after 2011.

One day in 2007 Pastor Hepburn went to see his friend at the Carpenter shop to witness to him. He discovered to his dismay that his business partner was ill with cancer. He promised to visit him at his home and pray with him. He delayed this visit for a week or two, and discovered to his dismay that the business partner had died before he was able to make the visit. No doubt Pastor Hepburn was upset at himself for the missed opportunity.

Pastor Hepburn had a friend who had been incarcerated and had gotten his life back together, however, he was unsaved. This friend was now a carpenter, and had formed a business partnership with another individual.

The Lord took that time to prompt pastor Hepburn to start a weekly Bible Study. He first went to his friend at the Carpenter shop, and told him of his plan. He said that if his friend was the only one to attend, he would still hold the Bible Study. He vowed that he would not allow the friend to get away without committing his life to Jesus Christ. The friend agreed to come to the weekly study and was the first one to arrive at the first meeting. He gave his heart to the Lord Jesus at the very first meeting.

Pastor Hepburn’s friend died of a massive heart attack seven years later in 2014 on the same day as his business partner according to his spouse. Three ambulances showed up at his home, they worked on him feverishly but to no avail.

At 11:45 PM on January 21, 2019, the Lord told pastor Hepburn to “preach the gospel, trouble is coming to the earth”. He would repeat these instructions to Pastor Hepburn ‘ad infinitum’ on the night of the encounter. On May 31, 2019, while attending a local convention at the church he attended, the Lord spoke to Pastor Hepburn telling him that it was his last day at that church. Pastor Hepburn spoke to his pastor and promptly resigned. The next week he began making plans to begin Sunday Services at Jeshurun Ministry.

Became very active in soul winning’ counseling, feeding the needy throughout the Bahama Community and continuing the weekly Bible Study. A weekly prayer meeting was started sometime after 2011.

In September of 2019 the Island of Grand Bahama was struck by a violent hurricane named Dorian which took the lives of more than three hundred Bahamians, and one thousand or more undocumented Haitians. Later that same year COVID19 came upon the world. These disasters have made it a challenge to build a ministry, but Jeshurun Ministry has continued to advance the Kingdom of God.

In 2020 the ministry set a goal of winning 1000 souls by taking a team on the streets three times a week. The goal was accomplished in a year and seven months.

Jeshurun Ministry now produces a weekly sermon that is featured on YouTube, Facebook and various WhatsApp broadcasts groups.

Pastor Hepburn says it is easy to fulfill the mandate given him by the Lord because God’s instructions to him were so simple and clear, ‘Preached the gospel, trouble is coming to the earth.’

Pastor Hepburn is looking for more ways to get the gospel out to the world in these troubled times.

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Respond to the invitation at the end of our services and let us know that you are interested in becoming a member. We will talk with you, pray with you and encourage you. We will schedule your baptism if you have not been baptized by immersion. If you have questions, please call our office at (242) 352-9103 or 802-6918.

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Baptism is the first step of obedience in the life of a Christian(Matt. 28:18-20) to be publicly identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism alone, does not bring salvation (Eph. 2:8-9)but symbolizes our new life, much like a wedding ring symbolizes one’s marital status.

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let us know that you are interested in becoming a member. We will talk with you, pray with you and encourage you. We will schedule your baptism if you believe you are ready to be baptized. If you have questions about baptism, please call our office at (242) 352-9103 or 802-6918.