Friendship Baptist Church Kansas City, Missouri
Charleszetta Shelby
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Charleszetta Pierce Shelby was born to Deacon Charles O. and the late Deaconess Margie L. Pierce in Kansas City KS.  She is the oldest of eight siblings.  Her family was rooted in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in KCK, Pastored by the late Rev.  Anderson Douglas Banks, Sr.  and was baptized by him and her father on Easter Sunday morning at the age of 8 years old.


Upon moving to the Missouri, the family membership changed to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where she has been an active member over 55 years.  Christian Education was earned through study in Kaw Valley District and Missionary Baptist Congress/Convention of Kansas; New Era District and the Missionary Baptist Congress/Convention of Missouri.  For over 30 years, studied at the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education and their Convention, USA, Inc.  Charleszetta was the first contestant to represent Missouri in the Better Speakers Contest at the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. held in Jacksonville FL.  Over 5,000 people were present.  She also served as Executive Secretary to the Host Committee of the National Committee lead by the late Rev. McKinley Dukes, when the convention was held in Kansas City MO.


Sunday School-student/teacher, Baptist Training Union, Women’s Missionary Union, Cheerful Helpers, Youth Fellowship, Board of Christian Education, Culinary staff, former Sheepfold Administrator and Music ministry have been service opportunities throughout the years.  The gift of administration comes from God, natured by family and church members.  Study and serve all you can, while you can- life goal.


Charleszetta married Calvin W. Shelby in 1971. The have two children, Sharita RaShawn, MA Therapist in St. Louis MO and son Brandon DeWayne, Defensive Corners Coach at Indiana University, Bloomington. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Kaysen DeWayne Shelby.

Charleszetta Shelby

3530 Chelsea Drive Kansas City, Missouri 64128
Phone: (816) 861-3252    Office Fax: (816) 861-3553
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