Dr. Shawn Jerome Singleton as born on May 1, 1971 in Jamaica, Queens, New York to Thomasina Singleton. At a very young age he moved to Sumter, South Carolina to live with his grandparents. He is united in Holy Matrimony to the former Sister Andrea M. Brown, and they are the proud parents of Jalen (22), Shawn II (17), Jacqueline (16) and Alaina (14).
He was baptized as a teenager by the late Dr. D. W. Broughton at High Hills A.M.E. Church in Dalzell, South Carolina.
He was educated in Sumter County School District #2, and is a graduate of Hillcrest High School. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Elizabeth City State University, a Master of Arts in Religion, a Masters of Religious Education, and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree (Pastoral Leadership) from Norfolk Theological Seminary and College.
He was commissioned as an Officer into the United States Army Military Police Corps
in December 1993 as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He holds the distinction
of being the first ROTC Cadet for a Historically Black College to be selected to
the Army’s All-
He was licensed and ordained into the ministry at Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist
Church in Norfolk, Virginia; where he was under the leadership and tutelage of Dr.
Shelton Murphy, and while there he served as the Youth Pastor, and he birthed the
“Boyz to Men Ministry,” which was focused on mentoring and guiding at-
Dr. Singleton has been recognized by Virginia Beach City Public Schools for starting
the “Ocean’s Elite” Mentoring Program at Oceans Lakes High School, and the “Salem’s
Elite” Mentoring Program at Salem Middle School. He has also been a presenter at
the Annual African American Male Summit, and a keynote speaker for the “Golden Fold”
Mentoring Program in Virginia Beach. He has served as the Vice-
Dr. Singleton conducts seminars on marriage, church leadership and management, and praying & fasting, and he is currently completing his first book: “Church: It’s Not What I Do, and It’s Not Where I Go; It’s Who I Am.” He has shown himself to be a wonderful preacher and teacher of the Word, and likes to describe himself as “a humble servant that has been blessed to do the Lord’s work one day at time and one step at a time.”
“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
Jacqueline Marie Singleton, Dr. Shawn J. Singleton, Pastor, Alaina Denise Singleton, First Lady, Andrea Marie Singleton, Shawn Jerome Singleton, II
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