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Ministry, Military Service & Community Advocacy

Dr Stacy L. Henderson-Shaw

Phenomenal Woman in Ministry, Military Service & Community Advocacy

Dr. Stacy L. Henderson-Shaw is a native of Savannah, Georgia and the proud Mother of two adult children: KeiSha and William. She speaks Gullah Geechee, French Creole and Pharsee (Arabic Dialect).A highly decorated Retired Naval Officer with over 25 years of military service and experience, she is an International Best-Selling Author with two publications in the White House Library. She is a Human Rights Activist who has spent decades serving humanity all over the world. She has performed voice overs for Television and Radio Commercials, the Paramount Motion Picture SpongeBob SquarePants The Sequel: A Sponge Out of Water.She is known as ‘The Voice of Navy Recruiting’ for her On-Air Radio promotions for the U. S. Navy.

A domestic violence survivor turned Advocate, she has worked on projects with Lifetime Television, TV-One, BET, and OWN Network producing Docu-Series highlighting the stories of domestic abuse survivors and their healing and recovery journeys. She worked on Congressional initiatives to get tougher abuse perpetrator laws enforced (Violence Against Women Act: Clinton and Obama Administrations). She is active with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, White House Initiative for Excellence in Education for African-Americans and the Michelle Obama ‘When We All Vote’ Initiative. She is the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI), at Bloom Township High School - the first African-American and the first woman to hold the position. She is the Dean of the Christian Leadership School at Christ Temple Baptist Church and a pillar of the community.

Stacy lives a life of purpose and her personal accolades include: A. E. Beach High School Alumni Hall of Fame; Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer (SWMDO); Chicago Defender Woman of Excellence; Outstanding Georgia Citizen; Montford Point Marine Association National Queen; Chicago Black Women’s Expo BET Her Award and a Guinness World Record - just to name a few. Her professional affiliations include National Women Veterans United (Board Member); Veterans of Foreign Wars; Professional Woman Network; ‘Toots for Books’ Literacy Foundation (Board Member); Spirit of Excellence Business Awards Stellar Productions); Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club Alum; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Stacy is married to Mr. Clarence L. Shaw and together they have a beautiful blended family of five children and six grandchildren - who affectionately call her ‘GiGi.’ Her favorite verses of scripture include: John 3:16; Exodus 20:12; Jeremiah 29:11; Job 13:15 and Proverbs 31. To God be the Glory!

Please consider making a donation to the Reaching Back Foundation in Dr Henderson-Shaw's name. Visit to donate.

Photo Credit: Worsom Robinson, Chicago, Illinois

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