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.