Pastor Dr. Richard D. Shaw serves as the proud pastor of the St. Matthew C.M.E. Church in Milwaukee, WI. As a pastor, preacher, teacher and social activist he has lead this congregation into a renewed and revived spirit that has brought excitement and fulfillment to St. Matthew and its community. St. Matthew continues to strive as a growing as vibrant ministry. He believes that the church is the light of God in the world; called to shed light in dark places. He is an anointed powerful preacher of the gospel who shares God’s love with all through genuine pastoral care. His mission for ministry is to nurture and empower those whom God has called him to serve, through Prayer, Care, Scripture and Education.

Under his servant leadership as a pastor for 18 years he has led many souls to Christ. He has served the St. Matthew Church since 2010. Since that time the church has developed many ministries that are aimed at serving its community. He has also led the church into a weekly television broadcast and they have begun the building of a new state-of-the-art edifice to glorify God, edify the people, and serve the community more efficiently and effectively.
As a social activist, he has been a voice for social justice; from many local venues to the steps of the Wisconsin capital in Madison. He is active with various ecumenical organizations and he serves as the chair of the 53206 Initiative of MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope). The 53206 Initiative addresses the disparity  and high rate of African Americans incarceration.
Pastor Shaw serves on various boards and committees throughout Milwaukee.
He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary  in Evanston, IL. and is currently a doctoral student at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Center (Association of Chicago Theological Seminaries D.Min Program in Preaching).
He is blessed to be married to Toni Shaw and they have three children: Sherika, Richard II, and Trentyn.
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