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Minister

William Leslie De Shay, American minister. Ordained to ministry Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1959. Named Honorary Citizen State of Tennessee, 1977; recipient Century Soul award South Center Conference, 1972.

Background

Shay, William Leslie De was born on September 23, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Son of William Henry Dewey and Aleatha Delilah (Brantley) De Shay.

Education

Bachelor in Theology, Oakwood College, 1952. Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling, Ohio State University, 1975.

Career

Pastor, Allegheny Conference Seventh-day Adventists, 1954-1964;pastor, Dupont Park Church, Washington, 1965-1969;chaplain, counselor administrator, Oakwood College, Huntsville, Alabama, 1969-1972;administrator, director black affairs, member Executive Committee, Southern California conference Seventh-day Adventists, Glendale, 1976-1987;pastor, Altadena (California) Seventh-day Adventists Church, 1987-1988;pastor, Delaware Avenue Seventh-day Adventists Church, Santa Monica, California, since 1989. Trustee Southern California Conference Association, Glendale, 1976-1991. Member minority groups committee Pacific Union Conference, since 1976.

Delegate youth congress Columbia Union Conference, Paris, 1951.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1959.

Connections

Married Corinne Fauntleroy, October 25, 1959. Children: William Leslie, Mark Antoine.

father:
William Henry Dewey Shay

mother:
Aleatha Delilah (Brantley) De Shay

spouse:
Corinne Fauntleroy

child:
William Leslie Shay

child:
Mark Antoine Shay