Mike Shelley

Job Title: Outreach Pastor, Real Life Christian Church
Specialties: Global and community outreach, ministry leadership
Their Podcast: The Intentionality of Being a Servant Leader
Favorite Quote: “Christian leadership is giving your best without having to be first.” John C. Maxwell

Mike Shelly was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. After highschool, Shelly attended college at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Though he spent the next twenty three years at Raymond James Financial expecting to retire there, God poked Shelly to make a dramatic shift from marketplace to ministry.

Shelly now serves as the Outreach Pastor for Real Life Church in Central Florida, overseeing repair and renovations trips, non-profits associated with the ministry, and a team of thousands of volunteers. Shelly leads his church with a clear trajectory and growth plan as part of the executive team.

A husband, father of three, and a grandfather of almost five, Shelly feels blessed to have his family all within ten minutes of his home.