Good Shepherd Ministries of Oklahoma
222 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City OK 73103
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Good Shepherd Clinic
Good Shepherd Ministries Oklahoma City
Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Ministries is a non-profit ministry committed to sharing the love of Jesus with residents of central Oklahoma by providing care for physical and spiritual needs. It is a community ministry that relies on the support of individuals, churches, schools and organizations from throughout Oklahoma City.

Good Shepherd Ministries offers hope to those in need by providing:    

  • Medical care  
  • Dental care       
  • Pharmacy  
  • Chaplain Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Information and referrals
  • Volunteer opportunities for students and others
Contact Information
Contact Name Pam Timmons
Contact email
Address 222 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone (405) 232-8631
Fax 405-601-3734
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Community support is vital to our  mission at Good Shepherd Ministries. We do not receive any government, state or United Way funding. Monetary donations are accepted by check, or charge by phone  at (405)232-8631 or online through our website. Donations of every size are appreciated.
We are always in need of bilingual interpreters to help translate during medical appointments and to answer telephones to book appointments.
Our staff is small; volunteers are critical to our operations. Trained medical, dental and pharmaceutical professionals are always needed to serve in the medical and dental clinics. Medical specialists to whom we can refer patients (such as cardiologists, surgeons, endocronologists, etc.) are always needed. Non-medical volunteers can help in the clinic.  Seriously, if you have a desire to help some of our community's most needy, we can find a place for you. We also have paid staff during regular business hours during our clinic times.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $724,711.00
Projected Expenses $724,711.00
History and Background
Former Names
Supported Organization Good Shepherd Ministries of Oklahoma
Year Founded 1977
IRS Ruling Year 2003
State Registration Expiration June 2017

Good Shepherd Ministries is a non-profit ministry committed to sharing the love of Jesus with residents of central Oklahoma by providing care for physical and spiritual needs. It is a community ministry that relies on the support of individuals, churches, schools and organizations from throughout Oklahoma City.

Good Shepherd Ministries offers hope to those in need by providing:    

  • Medical care  
  • Dental care       
  • Pharmacy  
  • Chaplain Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Information and referrals
  • Volunteer opportunities for students and others

Since 1977, the Good Shepherd Medical and Dental Clinics has provided free primary medical and dental care to uninsured Oklahomans of all ages. Our volunteers and staff provide quality care to uninsured people who could otherwise not afford it. Our services are expanding at an exponential rate, and our aim is to be a comprehensive medical home to the medically underserved in Oklahoma City. 

The Good Shepherd Medical and Dental Clinic was named a Center of Excellence by the Butterfield Memorial Foundation in 2012. This designation has allowed Good Shepherd to become a full-service medical and dental home for thousands of uninsured Oklahomans. The clinic will be open on a full-time basis beginning in April 2014, since our construction and remodeling updates are complete.
Our goals include the successful transition from a small, part-time, volunteer clinic into a full-service, high quality medical and dental home. Board and staff are dedicated to this goal while maintaining the quality of Good Shepherd's other community programs.
Last year, Good Shepherd provided over 16,000 services to 3,300 patients who otherwise would have not received care.

Our service are needed more now more than ever. Good Shepherd Ministries provides a free healthcare home for low-income, uninsured Oklahomans. Medical services (primary and specialty referrals), full dental services and free, same-day medications are available. Nearly one in four people in Oklahoma County don’t have health insurance. Oklahomans have some of the worst rates of diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses, access to quality medical care is critical. We will continue to rely on volunteers to support our clinic's efforts. 

CEO/Executive Director Statement

Good Shepherd Clinic operates on an integrated-care model with medical, dental, and a pharmacy in one location. The goal is to integrate these services to address the needs of the whole person, and the whole family. Our goal is to provide high-quality medical and dental care to our community’s underserved in an atmosphere of genuine respect and caring. 

Good health is one of life's greatest blessings, but living in sickness without the hope of getting better is one of life's greatest tragedies.

Most of our patients have been living with chronic untreated illnesses. They come to us looking for hope and relief. Their life has been hard, long and painful journey. We feel honored to be a part of their healing and comfort.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines/Medical Disciplines
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Human Services
The Good Shepherd Medical and Dental Clinic offers free medical, dental and pharmacy care to the uninsured in central Oklahoman. The Clinic has increased hours of service to be open on a full-time basis. Offering quality, primary care services, the Clinic will become the medical home for thousands of medically uninsured adults. Referrals will be made to cooperating specialists, as needed.
Good Shepherd Ministries provides limited dental services to adults and children. Every Monday night during the school year, a limited number of adults may receive treatment for pain, extractions, and some emergency care. Every other Tuesday night, children may receive limited treatment. Appointments can be made by calling the clinic office after 9 a.m. on the day of service at (405) 232-8631.
Our licensed pharmacist provides free prescription medications for the uninsured to ensure that medications are within reach of those who are in desperate need but cannot afford them. We also help patients enroll in Patient Assistance Programs to receive more expensive medications, at no cost to them.
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Other Health/Disability At-Risk Populations
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Good Shepherd is a non-profit clinic dedicated to providing high-quality, free healthcare to uninsured patients from often highly diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and disadvantaged socio-economic situations. Physicians and physician assistants at the clinic are comprehensive primary care providers for some of the most diverse patient populations in the state of Oklahoma, ranging from non-English speaking Hispanics to African refugees. Truly, global outreach happens each and every day in the heart of inner Oklahoma City at Good Shepherd. 
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Social determinants of health care are an important topic in today’s society. Social determinants can have an adverse effect on a person’s ability to access the medical care they need and are also a significant cause of increased non-emergent use of the ER. Unfortunately, many of those uninsured that Good Shepherd provides healthcare to have a history of chronic illnesses. Their only other option for care would be to go to the hospital emergency rooms. 


Health insurance deductibles are an element of any insurance product, but as deductibles have grown in recent years, a surprising percentage of people with private insurance, and especially those with lower and moderate incomes, simply do not have the resources to pay their deductibles and will either have to put off care or incur medical debt.


We must continue to find funding to provide exceptional, compassionate healthcare to all, including the poor and often forgotten. We are assuring people living in poverty have opportunity to achieve well-being and lead self-sufficient, self-determined, productive lives. We need your help to continue to provide this quality of care to our medically underserved in Oklahoma.

Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Good Shepherd Clinic means Oklahoma City’s neediest residents will have access to a full-time, full-service, primary medical care, and dental clinic in the downtown area as Good Shepherd becomes the medical home for thousands of uninsured, medically vulnerable adults and children.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.

Quentin was living on the streets, struggling with health issues on top of a drug and alcohol addiction. He was working in a restaurant one day a week when his boss noticed he was going to the restroom before work to wash up and brush his teeth. She reached out to him and asked if he needed some help. She was able to refer him to several nonprofit organizations in the community for temporary housing and also referred him to Good Shepherd for his health needs.

When Quentin came to Good Shepherd he had a complicated illness and was able to take part in a three-month pilot program which requires two medications. This new medication costs $1,000 a day for one pill and $1,000 a month for the other. After participating in the program, Quentin’s test result showed no traces of his illness. Without receiving these medications he could have developed complications such as liver failure, liver cancer, esophageal cancer or gastric varices.

Quentin also had a severe infection in his mouth. He needed a biopsy and a partial denture. He said, “Dr. Bath was not only able to improve my health, she even paid for a cab so I could get home. All my prayers were being answered.”

Today, Quentin is employed as a chef working six days a week. He has a place to live and will soon have health insurance. This is the outcome we hope and pray for all our patients; that we may heal their suffering and clear the path to being a productive citizen.

Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

In 2012, Good Shepherd received a grant to to expand our facilities and our services based upon their knowledge of our acumen for care and quality of services to the most vulnerable among us. This was one of their largest and most potentially impactful grants to date as it leads a bold initiative to improve the lives of the working uninsured and the medically vulnerable in Central Oklahoma.


The grant awarded to Good Shepherd Clinic meant we grew from a one night a week operation with volunteer doctors serving 175 patient visits a year, to a full-time, full-service, primary medical and dental clinic providing over 16,000 patient visits a year in downtown Oklahoma City. As a result, we have become the medical home for thousands of uninsured, medically vulnerable adults and children.


The grant was a wonderful blessing and has made a huge impact; we have ramped up staff and services to an annual budget of $2 million dollars. The grant project has concluded, so we are increasing our fundraising efforts and doing everything possible to remain viable and available for the increased demand for services.

We need help from the community to help provide healthcare to the neediest on our community. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Pam Timmons
Start Date Apr 2015
Experience 30 years in fundraising for nonprofits.
Senior Staff
Jeannie BathDental Director
Jennie CliftonPharmacy Director
Pam Timmons
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 7
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1000
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 5
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 8
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Health Alliance for the Uninsured
First Baptist Church
Buckner Children and Family Services
OU College of Nursing
Oklahoma Baptist College of Nursing
OU College of Dentistry
OU College of Physician Assistants
OU College of Medicine
OU School of Pharmacy
Cooperative Central Pharmacy
Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Rose State College
Southern Nazarene University 
Christian Primary Care Center of ExcellenceButterfield Memorial Foundation2012
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mrs. Karen Cotter RN, PhD
Company Affiliation Oklahoma Baptist University
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Kimberly Anthony Esq.Attorney, Kimberly D. Anthony, PLLCVoting
Mr. Mickey Clagg Midtown RenaissanceVoting
Karen Cotter RNOkla. Baptist Univ. College of NursingVoting
Marie Davis University of Central OklahomaVoting
Dr. Claudine Dickey PhD, RNRetired Dean Okla. Baptist Un. NursingVoting
Mr. Michael Fogarty Esq.Retired, Oklahoma Health Care AuthorityVoting
Margaret Ford Oklahoma SenateVoting
Mr. Dee French French ConstructionVoting
Mr. David Greenwell CPAMcGladrey OklahomaVoting
Laura Hottel Blue Cross Blue Shield of OklahomaVoting
Ms. Ellen Ingram Independent Grant WriterVoting
Jane Jenkins Dowtown OkcVoting
Mr. Rick Lippert Lippert BrothersVoting
Dr. Matt Malony Oklahoma City Clinic Midwest CityVoting
Daniel McNeill PA-CUniversity of Oklahoma Health Science CenterVoting
Ms. Randa Ogletree Voting
Kristin Rogers First Baptist ChurchExofficio
Merlyn Sweet BSN, RNVolunteer Nurse AssociationVoting
Mr. Peter Vitali Morgan StanleyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 17
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 11
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 50 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $724,711
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $724,711
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Revenue$4,537,350$3,866,215$2,702,298
Total Expenses$4,770,662$3,009,991$866,047
Revenue Less Expenses($233,312)$856,224$1,836,251
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$210,871$134,221$25,006
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,529--$19
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$2,436,625$1,634,789$120,996
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$4,386,087$2,767,290$752,718
Administration Expense$384,575$242,701$113,329
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.283.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%92%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,392,058$4,613,074$3,830,527
Current Assets$1,241,137$1,319,563$1,408,157
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$81,986$69,690$143,367
Total Net Assets$4,310,072$4,543,384$3,687,160
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities15.1418.939.82
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $2,436,625Foundations & Corporations $2,097,205Foundations & Corporations $2,556,277
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $1,888,325Revenue In Kind $1,634,789Revenue in Kind $120,996
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $210,871Individuals $134,221Individuals $25,006
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address 222 NW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Primary Phone 405 232-8631 207
CEO/Executive Director Pam Timmons
Board Chair Mrs. Karen Cotter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma Baptist University