Dr. Derek Shackelford was born in Frederick, Maryland. 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.
He is married to Reverend Charlotte Janell Shackelford and is the proud father of two children Shamara and Derin.
Dr. Shackelford is currently the Pastor of Buckeystown United Methodist Church, CEO of City of Hope and an NCAA College Basketball Official. He was inducted into the Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall of Fame and The Frederick Community College Sports Hall of Fame. He has also served on numerous boards, commissions and non-profit organizations. Dr. Shackelford has also guest lectured at colleges across the country and is a current member of Who’s Who in Professional Management and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.