We come from a long line of love – a family of deep roots. And like redwood trees whose roots reach out and intertwine with each other in order to stand strong, we recognize that we need our neighbors and friends support to help make our community strong.
We believe God wants us to be like giant redwood trees supporting each other and planting shade trees for others to sit under. We invite you to join us.
It is our desire to always honor and glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in all we do.
We look forward to seeing you on Shepherd Hill.
4/19/35 - 6/30/2013
Johnny Williamson was driven to help others and he practiced the act of giving daily. He was always prepared to provide a need for his neighbor, never asking for anything in return. It was out of his love for his Savior (The Good Shepherd) that he loved others. Whoever is generous to the needy gives to the Lord. Proverbs 19:17
Out of community need and requests from his friends after his death, his children started the Johnny Williamson Good Shepherd Foundation. It is our desire and prayer to fulfill this legacy of love. The Johnny Williamson Good Shepherd Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Faith-Based Organizaton.
variety of simple things together that give them chances to connect with others, build trust and get involved in doing things together. Relationships grow from people sharing food, helping others, listening to music under the stars, and just joining together. It serves the purposes of connecting people, building trust, and involving people with each another. What matters to the quality of community life is the number of people who regularly connect and mix it up with one another. There is more to overcoming social inclusion and social needs than taking actions like these, but these are good practices to build a stronger, foundation for our common life.
Sharing the love of Jesus is at the very heart of anything and everything we do. We have the desire to meet our neighbors social needs/daily essentials (food, clothing, housing, heat, etc.) because we have experienced His love and our Daddy demonstrated this for us. (Galatians 6:10). However, we don’t want to socialize the gospel. We want to gospelize the social - So that the gospel addresses every social condition that we ever encounter. We are not just a humanitarian organization addressing temporal needs. We are concerned with the eternal. We want to share the good news. (John 3:16). We envision Shepherd Hill as a place for all needs not just a place for the needy. We don’t often think of daily essentials including our emotional and spiritual needs but we all have those needs. It’s not just food and clothing. We are responsible for our neighbor’s physical AND spiritual wellbeing.
'So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. '
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Johnny Williamson Good Shepherd Foundation
A Legacy of Love in Action
To continue the legacy of love for others by providing support and assistance of daily essentials to individuals and families in the Samantha and surrounding communities.
The Little Closet Community Food Pantry
13222 Fondren Road
Northport, Alabama 35475
The Foundation is two-pronged. In addition to meeting the basic daily essentials we want to build up our community with encouragement and promote good will and relationship with our neighbors. The purpose of the concerts and parties we host at Shepherd Hill Opry is not just to raise money to fund The Foundation and The Little Closet but to also encourage, provide folks something to do, buildup and strengthen relationships in the Samantha and surrounding communities. That’s how we come to find out each other’s needs, through relationships. Communities grow stronger when folks regularly and persistently do a