Rev. Dr. Joshua Talena is the founder and senior pastor of The Shepherd’s House International, which is headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria.

Joshua Talena was born in Maiduguri, Borno State (January 8), Nigeria, to a military father. He grew up in the Army barracks and believes that laid his foundation of being a good Nigerian.

He told Kakaaki magazine:

“we have a way of blending in the barracks and that was why I have a good foundation to be a good Nigerian, to be able to intertwine with other tribes whether you are from the South, East or West it doesn’t matter, I am from the core North East, which is predominantly 70% Muslims and 30% Christians”.

Dr. Joshua Talena is a Northern youth leader of the PFN and one of the pioneer members of the CAN youth in the North.

He served under Pastor Abel Damina in Akwa Ibom state as a resident pastor, before founding his church (Shepherd House International) in Jos, Plateau State.


  1. The reverend is indeed a man sent to pull our generation back tp Christ. His messages are inspiring, thought provoking in a positive direction.

  2. A rare breed,fearless and truthful to the core.A complete blend of all that makes a man of God a man of God. I am a living proof of how God can use a man to build and shapen destinies.I celebrate you sir.

  3. The 8th year anniversary is here. I thank God for all that He has done, doing and will do in the Shepherd’s House Assembly International. It is indeed a place to worship. See you all during the anniversary period wed 17th – sun 22nd. God bless you.

  4. Comment:I salute your anointing Papa may God continue using you and anointing you with fresh anointing as you continue building the generation to millions of flocks.

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