Dr John Whalley is a retired pediatrician. He graduated from Wake Forest University and completed Pediatric training at the University of Kentucky. After moving back to North Carolina he was a co-founder of Mountain View Pediatrics in Morganton. Through his medical practice he first met families from Guatemala who moved to Burke County to escape the ravages of war. The Lord gave him a calling to serve through the Good Shepherd Ministry. His wife Nancy had family who lived in Thomasville and supported them while in school, so the connection with the Baptist Children’s Home was already there. Nancy supports the ministry by using recycled Good Shepherd Coffee bags to create messenger bags and totes highlighted on Messengers of Hope via Facebook. They are members of First Baptist Church, Morganton and have three children and one grandson.