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Mykal Shannon


Mykal Shannon

Mykal is a retired law enforcement sergeant who now resides in Asheboro, NC. He has been an activist representing a voice for marginalized communities and social injustices in the south, for more than 20 years.  He has also started his own fellowship, DYNAMIC FAITH MINISTRIES, that will focus on providing a safe space for those who have felt ostracized in other religious entities. He has served on many boards and been a collective part of a host of events. These efforts help create awareness of current issues affecting many especially those in the transgender community.

He provides pastoral care personally and in corporate arenas with regard to cultural competency and creating inclusive environments.  He has recently joined the Poor People's Campaign, "A National Call for a Moral Revival," under the direction of Dr. William Barber and Dr. Liz Theo-Harris.  

Pastor Mykal is also a published author, "Trans Expressions, The Many Faces Of My FTM Journey." ( Mykal is also one of 4 trans clergy leaders in a documentary called Proper Pronouns by director Meg Daniels. This film is being screened across the States, (has been aired on PBS) giving awareness to the faith walks of those in the community that are most marginalized in mainstream faith arenas.  Mykal’s intention is to continue fighting the “good fight of faith,” and justice for all.

Pronouns: He/Him