Pastor Sheffield was born and raised in Southeast Georgia. He came to faith in Christ at the age of twelve through reading the New Testament. He met his wife, Cynthia, during high school and he joined the Navy after graduating so the two of them could be married. He earned a Bachelor of Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute while on active duty. After his enlistment in 2007, Pastor Sheffield entered full-time pastoral ministry. He served in two Southern Baptist churches until being called to Grace Reformed Baptist Church in July of 2013. He and his wife Cynthia have been blessed with five beautiful children: Josiah, Jacob, Sadie, Abraham, and Mary.