Rev. Dr. Sheldon R. Shipman

Dr.  Shipman is a motivational speaker, community activist, Afrocentric educator, senior minister, and pastor for the past thirty-seven years. He is the senior pastor of the Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church. Dr. Shipman’s pastoral ministry includes a variety of churches across Western N.C. Conference, including Reeves Temple, Columbus Chapel, Clement Memorial, and Walls Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church.

Dr. Shipman is a graduate of the University of N.C. – Charlotte (double major in Religious Studies and Political Science. He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary, Livingstone College, and completed his doctoral work at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, at Virginia Union University, Dr. Shipman’s career experiences include being a news reporter, sports commentator, and an Account Manager for sales for IBM.

His professional and community services are numerous and include boards and organizations such as the Urban League, United Way, NAACP, and UNCC. In addition to being a Master Mason, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., he was selected twice as one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America.”