Who We Are


The Shepherd’s Light

is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that has a goal of reaching Israel with the Good News of Jesus the Messiah and bringing His hope and peace to the Jewish people. We also desire to bring that hope and peace to the people of each community in which a Shepherd’s Light fellowship is planted within the USA.

The Shepherd’s Light was established in 2007 by Stephen and Patricia Apple. Two people who felt God calling them to minister in Israel. They first went in 2004 with little money, leaving their family, friends, and everything familiar to them.

Two people who felt God calling them to minister in Israel.

They rented an apartment over the internet in Tel Aviv, a city they had never been to. Amongst a people whose eyes have been closed to the truth. By this simple (but scary) act of obedience, many Jewish people in Tel Aviv have heard Gods Word, and many of these people have given their lives to the Lord. Today The Shepherd’s Light includes a Calvary Chapel church in Tel Aviv, Israel and a Calvary Chapel home fellowship in Haifa. The purpose of each fellowship is to bring God’s love and light to the broken hearted and poor as well as all who seek His peace and forgiveness.

The real need in life is peace with God. That peace is found in Jesus Christ. We plant churches and fellowships that teach God’s Word and disciple believers to grow in faith.
We produce training videos and offer training sessions for churches and individuals to learn how to effectively start their own ministry. Over 400 people have gone through our training materials to date. Churches have launched their own ongoing Israel ministries.

In all we do, we aspire to glorify God through our words and actions.

Our Goals

Visit and care for people with severe
and terminal illnesses and help pay for
critical care and vital medicines.

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The poorest have no hope in society.
We present Christ as the hope of the world as we care for their physical needs.

Our Mission

Our three-fold purpose in ministry is to (1) simply teach the Word of God, (2) carry the life saving Gospel of Jesus the Messiah to all who will hear, and (3) to care for the poorest of the poor in His name.

Stephen & Patricia Apple


Stephen and Patricia Apple came to Israel in 2004 to share God’s love in Jesus Christ and  to work among poor of the Tel Aviv inner city. They began  by providing food, clothing, medical assistance and other practical needs. These acts of compassion opened the hearts of many Israelis to the Gospel. They founded Calvary Chapel of Tel Aviv in 2004 and the Shepherd’s Light non-profit in 2007. The Apples manage the Shepherd’s Light ministry projects in Israel and the training of U.S.A. based church teams for Israel ministry.


Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

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Shepherd’s Light

PO Box 13546
Palm Desert, CA

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