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The '''Shepherd's Guild''' is a service organization of Orthodox
Christians that provides an outreach to people through service (Diakonia) as "commanded by the [[Gospel]] (Matthew 25:31-46: James 1:27) and promulgated by St. [[Basil the Great]] of Caesarea and St. John the Almsgiver of Alexandria."
The Guild was chartered on [[September 30]], 1999, as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of South Carolina with the purpose to foster fellowship among members of the Orthodox Community and to engage in humanitarian efforts. On [[August 17]], 2001, the Office of the Secretary of State of South Carolina re-classified the Shepherd's Guild as a religious organization.