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CV- William “Bill” Shaw


March 2013-present               Director, Leadership Development, DR                                                   Congo

  • Director of development of fifteen leadership training platforms throughout the DR Congo; staff training, curriculum development, infrastructure expansion.
  • Pastor, English congregation of La Parole Eternelle church.

June 1995 – April 2010          Lead senior missionary, Chad, Central                                                     Africa

Pioneering the Assemblies of God, USA                contribution to the work in Chad

  • Completed French language studies in Albertville, France. (one year)
  • Opened the first congregation in the capital city of N’Djamena.
  • Organized the opening of the first Christian FM radio station in N’Djamena.
  • Organized a two-year intensive pastoral in-service training program with forty pastors being retrained in those two years.
  • Arbitrated church leadership rift at a national level over a four-year period.
  • Administrated the general operation of the Chad mission field.
  • Interfaced with five other missions working with the existing AoG work in Chad.
  • Developed a training institute campus for local pastors- construction of campus buildings and infrastructure, creation of curriculum, organizational policies, and training of future teaching staff.
  • Over nine years of actual on-site experience.

(September 2004-May 2006)  Missionary in residence, Northwest                                                          University (two academic years)

Developed and taught courses relevant to my experience in Africa

January 1985 - June 1995      Area missionary, Ghana, West Africa

  • Coordinated a church planting effort with local pastors which began with five small congregations in 1987, expanded to over 60 at our departure in 1995 and currently numbers over 300 churches.
  • Taught various leadership courses in a variety of settings.
  • Served as Field chairman, interfacing with the Ghana AoG leadership in the planning and implementation of national training and evangelism programs.
  • Seven years of actual on-site experience in Ghana.

May 1978 - Dec 1984             Youth Pastor/General Associate,

                                               Hillcrest Assembly, Bremerton, WA

  • Led all facets of the youth ministry in the church, including summer camps, social events, and character development programs.  The peak attendance of our youth program was over 65 junior and senior high students.
  • Worked as a member of a ministry team, learning to develop the church’s overall ministry.  The church expanded from around 100 to nearly 400 in the six and a half years we were there.
  • Served the community as police chaplain.
  • Assisted in organizing the educational training programs.

                        AA, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA  1975

BA, Religion and Philosophy; Northwest College,                        Kirkland, WA  1979

                        MAML  Northwest University, Kirkland, WA  2021


Languages spoken:  English, French


INTERESTS:  Bicycling, reading, music, travel, all types of mechanical and construction/maintenance work, life-long learning.


On request

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