Bachelor of Science, University Mississippi, Oxford, 1986. Master of Public Administration, Louisiana State University, 1988. Master in Public Health, Emory University, 2000.
Respiratory therapist Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, 1986—1988. Public health advisor Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, since 1988. President The Finance Network Inc., Miami, Florida, 1993—19203.
Corporal United States Marine Corps, 1982-1986.
The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.
Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.
Member of Phi Beta Sigma (life).
Married Maria Mignon Beal, August 16, 1986. Children: Christopher Shannon II, Andrea Elaina.