Mykal Shannon 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 focuses 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 that have represented the voice of change in our culture. These efforts have helped to create awareness of issues affecting many existing on the margins of social stratus spheres, 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” is the book that he has penned wherein he shares some of his climb to the freedoms he can so boldly claim in this season.
Mykal is also one of 4 trans clergy leaders in a documentary called Proper Pronouns by directors Meg Daniels and Manie Robinson. This film is being screened across the States, (has been aired on PBS) giving awareness to the ministry leadership of those in communities that are most marginalized in faith arenas. Mykal’s intention is to remain on his post, and continue fighting the “good fight of faith,” and justice for all.