Pastor Sheffield was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute. He has served as pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church since 2013. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary in Owensboro, Kentucky. He and his wife Cynthia have been married since 2003 and have six children together, four boys and two girls.