Pastor Leonard Shaw was born on the island of Antigua, West Indies in 1965, and grew up in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He is the eldest of four children born to Tyrone and Virginia Shaw. Leonard received Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age, and has been faithfully serving God ever since. As a young man growing up in the Frederiksted Assembly of God Church, Pastor Shaw's love for God, His Word and his people, has grown into a strong desire for him to serve God faithfully in pastoral ministry. Along with Mary, his wife from Grenada, and their daughter Roxanne, their continued desire is to fulfill the calling of God upon their lives and carry out the Great Commission, to see souls saved and lives transformed by the power of God. Mary serves as the youth minister at Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God.
Pastor Shaw has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Jones College in Jacksonville, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God. Certified by the state of Florida and FACCS in music education K-12, he is also an accomplished music teacher and band director. Pastor Shaw has been teaching instrumental music for over 20 years. He taught at elementary, middle and senior high schools both in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in Florida.
Over the past few years, bands under his direction have achieved superior and excellent ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association, Music Performance Assessment. Many of his students have earned superior ratings at FBA district and state solo and ensemble performances, and have won FACCS solo competitions at regional and state levels.
As an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God organization, Pastor Shaw is becoming an anointed and dynamic expositor of the Word of God. In August 2009, God placed him at the Miami Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God church under the leadership of Pastor Selwyn Scott, who founded the ministry over 40 years ago. Pastor Shaw has been called by God to teach and preach the life changing Word of God without compromise and has been obedient to that call.
He believes RTAG is a place where you can experience the life changing power and presence of God, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he will continue to lead RTAG into its divine purpose and destiny, which is to evangelize, worship and make disciples for the glory of God. The purpose of the church is to meet the spiritual needs of the community, as well as, lead people to establish a personal relationship with Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Pastor Shaw has the heart of God which manifests in his life, the lives of his family and the lives of the people which God has placed in his life. Pastor Shaw's love for God, His Word, the people of God, and the lost, is leading him to establish regular outreach programs designed to demonstrate that love to our community and a dark and dying world.
As we work together in the body of Christ, RTAG’s goal is to achieve excellence in all areas of ministry as the Lord empowers, to maximize the outreach ministries of the church, both at home and around the world, and to teach by word and example, the effective principles of Christian living, so as to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. As a result of his evangelistic spirit, souls have been saved and several new members have been added to the church over the past few years.
His life’s verse is, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (KJV)