On July 30, 1983, Lee married the love of his life, Gina Cumbaa.He said the first time he saw her he thought, “WOW!” Little did he know then that he would have the privilege of spending the rest of his life with her.Gina is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.She is also a gifted teacher, musician, a wonderful mother, and Lee’s best friend.Gina absolutely compliments and completes Lee’s ministry, making them a wonderful team.
Lee and Gina’s first-born is Matthew Ryan Sheppard. Presently Matthew is the Executive Chef of the Gaylord National Resort in DC. He is a graduate of the Orlando Culinary Academy with a degree in Culinary Arts.Lee and Gina are extremely proud of Matthew and can’t wait to see what God is going to do through him in the future.
In 1994, Lee and Gina discovered they were expecting twins! And in March of 1995, Micah Lee and Megan Lynn Sheppard were born.The twins have added so much to the Sheppard family. Micah enjoys sports of any kind and Megan, like her mother, excels in music.It is hard to believe that next year they will be freshmen in High School!
Lee and Gina believe that the most important thing they can do for their family is give them a solid foundation built on the Word of God. Deuteronomy 6:6 and 7 says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. This verse has served as a guide to them as parents in training their children.”