Apostle Odell Shaw, Sr. (Biography)
Apostle Odell Shaw Sr. was born in Darlington, South Carolina. On September 10, 1977 he married Elaine Brown and to this union God blessed them with three wonderful children. In 1977 Apostle Shaw joined the military and has now retired after 20 years of service. He grew up in church and always had a love for GOD and his people.
In 1986 Apostle Shaw became very instrumental in helping other Ministers in the area of building their church foundation. Apostle Shaw and his family truly believe in being faithful members by fully supporting the vision of the set MAN and WOMAN of GOD. Apostle Shaw was ordained as a Deacon in 1989. His involvement with the churches were Sunday school teacher, taught Bible Study, Youth Ministry, Minister of Music, Trainer of Deacons, Assistant Pastor, Prison Ministry, and implemented the church Food Bank Ministry just to name a few. In November 1990 GOD saw fit to send Apostle Shaw to Turkey. While stationed there GOD began to deal with Apostle Shaw and the name Restoration Family Life Center was planted in his spirit. Apostle Shaw called his wife only to find out that GOD was dealing with her too. In 1991 he returned to the states and continued to help other pastors.
In 1992 GOD again began to deal with Apostle Shaw with dreams and visions while on TDY in Somalia. He spoke, “I call pastors after my own Heart, Preach my word.” In 1997 Apostle Shaw answered the “CALL of GOD.” Apostle Odell was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in August 2000.
In November 2003 Apostle Odell and Pastor Elaine Shaw were led by GOD to start Restoration Family Life Center at his home with only 10 people. GOD began to open doors and blessed him to move into a hotel. Six months later GOD opened another door into a dance studio. In 2005 GOD opened the “DOORS” of this current building, “Restoration Family Life Center.” In May 2013 to the “Glory of GOD”, Restoration purchased the entire building! Apostle Shaw believes that “When GOD Moves You, You Move; Where There is Vision, There is Provision; Where Faith is in Action, There are Results; Where There is Unity, There is GOD!”