Dr. Shaun McKinley serves as the international director of Children’s Ministries, administrative liaison to the general overseer, public relations coordinator, and Prayer Ministries coordinator for the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee. For sixteen years, he has also served on the International Assembly Task Force for the denomination, producing the biennial global gathering of more than 10,000 delegates.
Shaun is an ordained bishop with the Church of God of Prophecy. He is a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands, having earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a concentration in Ministry and Missions (2021). He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing (Bryan College, 2014) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations degree (Montana State University, 2000).
He serves as an adjunct instructor with Oral Roberts University, Trevecca Nazarene University, and Belhaven University, where he was recognized in 2019 with the university’s Faculty Excellence Award. Along with his wife, Stephanie, Shaun serves as a preschool minister at the Peerless Road Church, also in Cleveland. He is the secretary of the Prayer Commission for the Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches of North America, as well as immediate past president and current Secretary of the Historical Society of Church of God Movements.
Called to serve children at the age of 13, Shaun has been active in children’s ministry for 30 years serving in multiple roles, including children’s pastor of the Peerless Road Church (2005-2006), administrative assistant in International Children’s Ministries of the Church of God of Prophecy (2002-2003), and as age-level editor (preschool through elementary ages) for One Accord Sunday School curriculum (2009-2012). Shaun is the cohost of the Developing Leaders, Impacting Kids podcast.
Shaun is passionate about serving God by developing leaders. He has had many opportunities to serve in professional and ministry roles, where this passion has been expressed and developed. He has traveled much of the US and the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Africa, and Europe, ministering and presenting practical ministry training to children’s ministers, youth ministers, and church communicators.
Shaun and his wife Stephanie have three daughters, Reagan, Madison, and Kennedy. The family has one very pampered dog Border-Aussie named Ranger.