PrimeTimers is a ministry to all Adults 55+.  Our vision is to help you connect to Christ and The Shepherd’s Church. You belong, you are significant, you are loved unconditionally and you are secure in Christ. Our mission is a Christ-filled senior journey. Our desire is to reach out and build friendships with newcomers.  If you are new, please feel free to join in and explore.  We look forward to meeting you!

CONNECT    •    GROW    •    BELONG

Themed Events


Our decorating committee always does a wonderful job theming our events!

Musical Concerts


We love to invite various musically gifted individuals and groups to perform for us!

Informational Classes


We like to help keep our senior adults equipped, updated and informed on issues important to their season of life!

Special Trips


When we are able to travel, we enjoy visiting unique places together, like the Bible Museum in Washington, DC!

widow’s ministry

Typically Meets Monthly on the Second Tuesday at 11:30 am

The mission of the Widow’s Ministry at The Shepherd’s Church is to partner with widows, encouraging dependence on God, surrounded by members with a loving Christian community and embracing life with hope and promise.

Widow’s Might is a fellowship of Christian widows dedicated to encouraging dependence on God and embracing life with hope and promise while surrounded by a loving Christian community. Email Jonell Williams or call 919-233-9100 for more information or to request to be added to the Widow’s Might prayer request email list. 

Weekly Bible Study



Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 9 am-12 pm  |  Gym

All adults (age 55+) are invited to come for this lively racket game created with one thing in mind: fun! It’s easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.


Logistics of the Game

Every Tuesday and Thursday we set up 2 nets in the gym. Four people can play on a court at one time. Shepherd’s Church will only be providing (4) paddles, so you may need to bring your own equipment. You will not be required to wear a mask on the court, but you will need to wear one if you are on the sidelines.

The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle. Pickleball Inc. is the original manufacturer of pickleball paddles, nets, balls, and accessories. The latest versions of all these products can be found here on their website.

Rules of the Game

In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickleball® that help make the game more accessible. In tennis, and many net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve. In Pickleball, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.

Ready to Sign Up?!

Whether you’re interested in playing, or just being a cheerleader on the sidelines, you will need to register.  then you can always come out and enjoy the fellowship.  Register by clicking the button below.

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Scott Wilson at or David Spink in Sports Ministries at or by calling Pastor Scott Wilson or David Spink at the church office at 919-233-9100.


Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday of Month  |  10 am-2 pm
in Family Center, Room FC206

Open to Ladies of All Ages!

Whether you’re an expert at quilting or a newbie wanting to learn from seasoned sewers, you’re welcome to join our Quilting Queen Bees! The group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. Bring a lunch and come join us from 10 am-2 pm in Room FC206 in the Family Center.

Make A Difference by Quilting!

Besides enjoying a love for quilting and great fellowship together, our Quilting Queen Bees get the opportunity to bless others with their quilts.  This large pink quilt was made by two our ladies and given to a woman with cancer.  The smaller, blue comfort quilt was given to her 4-year old son.

Senior Adults Staff

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Pastor, Senior Adults

Jonell Williams

Jonell Williams

Administrative Assistant



Skin Cancer Awareness Presentation

Statistics show that at least one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. In fact, anyone can develop skin cancer! That’s why we wanted to bring in an expert to help us be informed on the subject so that we can protect our skin and be aware of things to watch out for that may develop.

Dr. Amy Gagnon of Central Dermotology Center in Cary was our guest at our May 2021 Luncheon, and she shared this very informative presentation with us.  In case you missed it, or if you’d like to review the information again, or even share it with a friend, just click on the image to open the document.

Funeral Pre-Planning

When someone close to us passes away, we are often left to make difficult and sensitive decisions while dealing with intense grief. That’s why funeral pre-planning can be extremely helpful. PrimeTimers invited Amy Branch from Brown Wynne Funeral Home to share on topics such as funeral and burial options, cremation options and current laws, veteran’s benefits and more.

Senior Community Care Resource

Click on the graphic to view/download a handout from Senior Community Care of North Carolina, who joined us for one of our recent monthly luncheons and gave a special presentation on aging in place.