Rev. Lesley F. Shannon
Founder and Servant Leader of “Ade Insights Ministries”, served as the Assistant Pastor of the St.Paul Community Baptist Church from Oct 16, 2016 to January 31, 2018. This coming after a 20 yr journey as a licensed minister, a 15yr journey as a consecrated Elder, and a 10 journey as an ordained clergyman. The process of this man of God has not been without major sacrifices, struggle, questioning, grappling with the call on his life and within himself. Choosing to leave a very secure career as a NYC Correction Officer to answer his call into ministry, after serving 12 1/2 yrs in the Department of Corrections, was a serious turning point in his life of faith. Scared, but open. Uncertain, but trusting. Insecure, but willing. Ridiculed, but ready. Untested, but rightly positioned. So many opportunities before him, and so much security left behind. He welcomed the challenge of faith.
Along the journey mistakes were made, goals were accomplished, people were blessed and his life was being transformed all along the way. The lessons that were and that are still being learned has informed and shaped his theology and spiritual formation. The lessons have translated into sermons, teaching sessions, insightful counseling, and a profound assessments of life and ministry that's led him beyond the walls of a building and into the hearts of Gods people found in prisons, schools, funeral homes, home gatherings, etc. Rev Shannon shares with unapologetic transparency and lives from a place of intimacy with God, that shows up as "into me see" ( this is Rev. Shannon's own definition of intimacy) he believes that God always sees him fully and completely, and loves him unconditionally. Therefore why spend your life hiding who you are in God, from the people you've been called to serve. His motto is; "Faithfulness to God, willingness to grow through struggle and walking in humility eventuates to elevation in Ministry and life.This is his story and his song.
His favorite passage of scripture is Ecc. 7:15-18 and this passage simply suggest to him; " Balance is key in ones spiritual quest"
Rev. Shannon is a spiritual life coach
Certified Grief Recovery
Licensed/ ordained Minister