Bishop J. Drew Sheard Biography

Bishop J. Drew Sheard is the Chairman of the International Auxiliaries In Ministry Convention (AIM) of the Church of God in Christ, Jurisdictional Prelate of the North Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Michigan and the Senior Pastor of Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ. He has served on a local and national level as choir director, Chairman of local and state youth departments, National Adjutant Overseer, International Youth Department Executive Secretary and International Youth Department President. His civic background includes Detroit Police Department Chaplin, Executive Director of the Michigan Chapter of the SCLC and Board member of the Michigan Anti-Apartheid Council.

Youth programs instituted by Bishop Sheard include the formation of the “Peersuaders”, Young Women of Excellence – “YWE”, Young Men of Valor – YWE, and the Young Excited and Saved Club – “YES”. He is also the founder of the C.D. Owens Scholarship offering financial assistance to gifted students entering college.

Matriculating at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Bishop Sheard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and a Master of Education degree in Mathematics. In 2004, he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity, and in 2007, was inducted into the prestigious Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers.

Bishop Sheard is married to Karen Clark-Sheard. They have two children and one grandchild.story