ValorLives Interview Series Season 2, Edition 89

Season 2, Edition 89 of the ValorLives Interview Series we have Derek Shackelford! Woot! Woot!!
Dr. Derek Shackelford was born in Frederick, Maryland and is the youngest son of Delores and the late Thomas Shackelford. He is happily married to Rev. Charlotte Janell Shackelford and is the proud father of two children Shamara and Derin.


Dr. Shackelford graduated from Frederick Community College with an Associate in Arts Degree and from George Mason University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. He also holds a Masters of Divinity Degree and an earned Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary. Dr. Shackelford is the Founder of City of Hope Ministries, teacher and has served on numerous boards, commissions and non-profit organizations. Dr. Shackelford has also guest lectured at Colleges and Universities across the country.

He is the former Pastor of Camp Hill Wesley/Engle United Methodist Church in West Virginia. He is also the former Head Basketball Coach at Frederick High School and assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Frederick Community College.

Dr. Shackelford also played collegiate basketball at George Mason University, professional basketball for 3 years and is currently an NCAA College Basketball Official.


Dr. Shackelford is a current member of Who’s Who in Professional Management and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He has also received numerous awards such as the Negro Professional Business Women’s Award, Know About Me living Legend Award, Stand for Children Mentor Award, and was selected as one of the People to Watch in 1999 by Frederick Magazine. In February 2012, he was inducted into the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame and The Frederick Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. He is a regular contributor and writer for several news publications and is the author of the “Power Pill: 90 Daily Prescriptions For Encouragement” which is a nationally published book. Rev. Shackelford is an author, leadership developer, preacher and social activist. He is a frequent guest commentator on radio and television programs.


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