John Drew Sheard Biography
John Drew Sheard is an American preacher from Detroit, Michigan, who is currently the managing Bishop of the Church of God in Christ “COGIC”. It is a 6 million-member predominantly African-American Holiness Pentecostal church. It has now grown to become one of the largest African American Pentecostal churches in the United States.
John Drew Age| Birthday
How old is Drew? He is around 64 years old as of 2024. He was born on January 1, 1959, in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
John Drew Sheard Education
Drew graduated from high school and afterward attended the Wayne State University. He got a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and also a Master of Education degree in mathematics. He was also balancing a career in Christian ministry as a clergyman.
John Drew Sheard Height|Weight
Drew stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
John Drew Sheard Family
Drew was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States. His father was John Henry Sheard and his mother was Willie Mae Sheard. Moreover,he grew up as a Pentecostal Christian in the Church of God in Christ. Also has a younger brother, Ethan Blake Sheard, who is also a pastor in the COGIC denomination.
John Drew Sheard Wife|Married
Drew is happily married to his wife Karen Clark Sheard. They got married in 1984. In addition, She is a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer and a member of the famed gospel vocal group, the Clark Sisters. She is also the daughter of the famed gospel choir director, Mattie Moss Clark, who also served as the international music department president of COGIC.
John Drew Sheard Children| kids
Drew and his wife Karen Clark are blessed with two children. Namely, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard-Kelly born in 1987 and John Drew “J. Drew” Sheard, II (Jr.) born in 1989. In addition, Kierra Sheard is a gospel recording artist, with four albums, plus various projects to her credit. J. Drew, II is a musician and producer who often plays the drums and piano for the Clark Sisters, and also other gospel singers and groups.
John Drew Sheard Career
Drew served in various capacities with the COGIC denomination in the 1980s and 1990s under the tutorship of his father, Bishop John H. Sheard, including as a choir director, chairman of both local and state youth departments, as a national adjutant overseer, and over time as an executive secretary of the International Youth Department. He also served in various civic capacities including executive director of the Michigan Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and as a board member of the Michigan Anti-Apartheid Council.
In addition, received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree, and in 2007 was enlisted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers. He and his wife, Karen, also founded Karew Records, a Christian music record label focusing on various forms of gospel and inspirational music.
In 1996, was appointed as the international president of the Youth Department and served from 1996 until 2000. In 2001, assigned as vice chairman of the Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Department. He served until 2004. In 2004, he was chosen as the chairman of AIM. In 2012 was elected to the General Board, the twelve bishops who serve as the Board of Directors of the church, where he served for four-year terms. Later on, He was officially inaugurated and installed as the presiding bishop of the COGIC on June 22, 2021.
In 2021, he helped to launch the I Love My Church initiative, which was a fundraising campaign that helped the COGIC denomination to pay off much of its debts, and renovate and also refurbish its headquarters church. He is also acknowledged for helping to expand the ministry programs, that serve to provide compassionate benefits and aid to the elderly widows and widowers of deceased former COGIC leaders and members as well.
John Drew Sheard Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million.
Frequently asked questions about John Drew
Who is John Drew ?
John Drew Sheard is an American preacher from Detroit, Michigan, currently the managing Bishop of the Church of God in Christ “COGIC”. It is a 6 million-member predominantly African-American Holiness Pentecostal church. It has now grown to become one of the largest African American Pentecostal church in the United States.
Is Drew Married?
Yes, Drew is happily married to his wife Karen Clark Sheard. They got married in 1984.
Where does Drew Live?
He lives in Detroit, Michigan, United States.