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academic administrator , Minister

Betty Lancaster-Short, American Academic administrator, minister. Ordain minister, 1987. Recipient Mother of Year award Station WYCB, 1985, plaque McKinley High School, 1987, Shaw Junior High School, 1982, Lucille Miller award Station WYCB AM Radio, 1992; named Minister of the Week, Afro-American paper, 1992.


Lancaster-Short, Betty was born on September 6, 1942 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Joseph H. and Marie (Zellars) Lancaster.


Certified in counselling, Howard University, 1974. Student, Howard University, 1976. Student, Luther Rice College, 1972.

Graduate, Columbia School Broadcasting, 1987. Doctorate, Howard University, 1996. Master's degree, Howard University Division School, 1994.


Administrative assistant music, Howard U., Washington, 1973-1977; notary public, Howard U., Washington, since 1984; assistant to professor, Luther Rice College, Fransconia, Virginia, 1972-1973; program director, designer, Washington Lift, 1978-1979; associate producer, Station WUSA, since 1980; producer, assistant, Station WDVM, 1980-1982; chaplain, Washington Hospital Center, since 1991; state coordinator, American Bible Society, Washington. Production assistant Station WDVM, Washington, 1980-1982. Associate producer Station WUSA, Washington, since 1984.

Lecturer in field; volunteer instructor public speaking and communications Washington Saturday College. Producer, director, host own radio show Station WNTR-AM. Lecturer in field.


  • Ordain minister, 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Miracle of 12th Street, 1991. Contributing author: In the Tradition of William J. Seymour, 1976. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Soloist with Demond Wilson Constitution Hall. Vocalist, soloist Kennedy Center Till Victory is Won, 1973.


President Shaw Junior High School Parent-Teachers Association, Washington, 1975-1979, McKinley High School Parent-Teachers Association, Washington, 1982-1986. Founder Teacher Metropolitan Prayer Group, 1971. Guest host WYCB, 1986-1987.

Campus minister Seymour House Howard University, since 1975, clergy Wm. Seymour Memorial; chaplain intern Howard University Hospital, HUSSO, 1989-1990. Chapel choir Howard University, 1973-1978.

Former member Wings Over Jordan Choir, 1960. Eastern regional representative Women in Campus Ministry, consultant. Evelyn White chamber singer, since 1988.

Chaplain corporation intern Howard University Hospital, 1989. Member solist ministers conference, Republic of Korea, 1989. Member soloist crusade uniting churches Australia, 1980.

Co-founder Seymour House, Howard University. Minister Michigan Park Christian Church, Washington, head Christian education program. Member American Counseling Association, AACC and Therapists Network, CM&W Network, American Mothers, Inc., Council Women Ministers (public relations specialist, Outstanding Ministry award 1987), Women of God (Leadership award 1987), Seekers (Leadership award 1975), Toastmistresses (vice president).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: walking, singing, swimming, jogging, writing.


Married Stephen N. Short, October 9, 1941. Children: Stephen N. Junior, Wallace V.

Joseph H. Lancaster

Marie (Zellars) Lancaster

Stephen N. Short

Stephen N. Junior Lancaster-Short

Wallace V. Lancaster-Short