A. D. SHAW, is the founder and Senior Pastor of Shekinah Glory Cathedral, Church Of God In Christ, Inc., located in the beautiful city of Tampa, Florida. A spiritually gifted orator, preacher and teacher, his ministry has touched thousands of lives through his 20+ years of ministry.

Pastor Shaw was born and raised in the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) under the teaching of his childhood Pastor, the late W. W. Gilyard. Once Shaw accepted the Call to ministry, he humbled himself under the tutelage of his mentor, the late Superintendent A. P. Conage. After many years of being a traveling evangelist, A. D. Shaw, was compelled to step into a new dimension and accept the Pastorate. In November of 2004, the Lord began to impress upon the heart of a man who longed to walk in the Master’s will, and launch a new ministry. He obeyed the voice of God and in March 2005, he held the first service of Shekinah Glory Cathedral Church of God In Christ, Inc.

A native of Tampa, Florida, he is the youngest of three children born to George E. Shaw and Anita D. Shaw-Mitchell. Pastor Shaw graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and received his Associate of Arts Degree in Secondary Education and his Teaching Certificate from Hillsborough Community College. His pursuit for deeper knowledge and understanding never ends, as he prepares to pursue his bachelor’s degree.

Pastor Shaw's love to see lives changes for the better, fuels his civic involvements. A former board member of the Hillsborough County Children Services, he has also forged alliances with local community agencies such as Metropolitan Ministries and ECHO. These alliances helped to establish Shekinah Glory Cathedral as a resource in the community to offer assistance to families by way of providing annual Back to School Backpack giveaways, Thanksgiving Food Box giveaways, and Christmas Toy Drives.

In February 2019, Pastor Shaw was invited by Representative Ross Spano, to Washington, D. C. to offer the Opening Prayer, as the Guest Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives 116 Congressional Session.

A. D. Shaw's servant leadership has led him to the following current appointments:

AIM Convention Chairman 2014-Present
Jurisdiction of Southwestern Florida, COGIC
Former Assembly Secretary 2007-2019
Jurisdiction of Southwestern Florida, COGIC
Regional Coordinator of AIM Chairs 2016-present
AIM Conventions Church Of God In Christ

In July 2006, Pastor A. D. Shaw married his best friend, Lady Michon Shaw. They share the thrills of parenting Miss Dichon Elizabeth, Miss Louise Elizabeth, and Miss Inez Elizabeth