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Reverend Sharon Minor King, Ph.D.
Founder and Primary Instructor

About The Founder & Primary Instructor
Reverend Sharon Minor King, Ph.D. is the founder of CyberChurchInternationalAcademy(CCIA). Originally, the concept was to build a "virtual church" website dedicated to inspiring the "non-church" without committing them to any specific denomination or religious viewpoint. That remains a focus of CCIA, but now, the site has grown to provide linkages to public education as well as bold interpretations of sacred texts and contemporary views of religion not often discussed in Bible studies and Christian education.

Additionally "Doc", as she is affectionately called by supporters, believes CCIA provides a "safe haven" for those struggling with societal segments of today by connecting veterans with expertise to those in need of answers to educational, health, spiritual and cultural questions. With over thirty years of teaching at all levels, she believes CCIA brings teachers to those who want to teach and to learn more about how to constructively influence systems that keep them from living an "abundant" life, spiritually...by not always emphasizing financial prosperity as the ultimate goal. For it is written, "what good will it be for a man (or woman) if he gains the world yet forfeits her soul?" Sharon hopes CCIA will answer by providing an alternative to worldly prosperity as a substitution for spiritual and faith development.

Sharon Minor King is also the founder of A MINOR ENTERPRISE, a consultancy and cultural exchange firm that has been producing quality educational materials representing communities, globally for over twelve years. She is a visual and performance artist and arts educator. She has presented lecture-demonstrations, performances, and exhibitions at numerous colleges, universities, galleries, churches, and international conferences. As an artist-in residence, she has conducted long-term projects in public and parochial schools throughout the United States. She has also taught teachers from other countries, including Puerto Rico, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Her current research within Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) has returned her to the classroom as an art educator and a “resource” for general education teachers. She focuses on developing practices and materials that encourage diverse approaches to celebrating the multiple cultures within public education. She is especially focused upon the challenges facing African and African American students and teachers. At the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), she teaches interdisciplinary courses on the Black Church, and the Black Family, in order to develop cultural dialogues between students representing multiple cultures and disciplines.

Dr. King has published and presented papers related to aesthetic anthropology, cross-cultural and multicultural arts educations, and integration of the arts within general education. Recent publications include, “The Success of the African American Family: The Impact of International Mis-education.” (University of Indianapolis Press & The Tunghai University Press of Beijing, Republic of China); “An Analysis of Aesthetic Apartheid Within American Educational Segments”. (Black Studies in Liberal Education: Great Lakes College Association);“The Soul of Philanthropy: Celebrating Cultural Views of Giving Found Within The African Diaspora(National Center for Black Philanthropy)”;

As a cultural anthropologist, she has focused her work on the arts and religions of Africa (Egypt; Ghana), and families within the African Diaspora. She has founded two community dance companies and continues research on sacred dance and rituals. As a visual and performance artist, she creates art that reflects cultural and spiritual themes and principles. Recent visual works include “The Wedding”(painting) and “Coming to America”(mixed media).

Sharon is also an ordained Deacon of the Full Gospel Church of the Lord’s Missions International, Incorporated. She is a founding member of Sanctuary Christian Arts Center in Randallstown, MD., and is currently developing a “virtual” church,
. Her publications include, “Reconciliation: The Ubuntu Theology of Desmond Tutu (The Journal of Religious Thought)”; “Our Dispersed People” (Jubilee Legacy Bible Study Guide); “The Christian Artist and the Black Church” (The Journal of Christian Education); “Evokation: a Ritual of Celebration Through The Arts and Religion (Smithsonian Institution)”.
 
Her most recent project has been the making of AUNTIE AFRIKA, a CD of "musical-storytelling", completed created by computer. This is her second CD (SELAH/2002), and has already received tremendous acceptance and support. For more information on the CD visit <auntieafrika.com>.
 
Bachelor of Arts George Washington University
Teacher Certification D. C. Teachers College
Master of Education Wright State University (Art Education)
Master of Divinity Howard University
Doctor of Philosophy The Ohio State University










CyberChurch International Academy

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Reverend Richard T. Adams

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Reverend William Wingo

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Reverend Kimberly F.W. Tucker

Reverend Richard T. Adams, Vice President for Membership, Association for the Study of African Life and History
<jradams@comcast.net>

Jaci Caprice Clark, Youth Minister & Psalmist; Founder, ThinkingCap Productions
www.myspace.com/jacicapriceclarkmusic
<thatproducerchick@yahoo.com>
 
Dr. Cain Hope Felder, Professor of Biblical Studies, Howard University School of Divinity; Founder, Biblical Institute for Social Change
www.biscfelder.com
felder@howard.edu

Bishop Judy Fisher, Full Gospel Church of the Lord's Missions, International, Inc.
jafisher@fishersworld.com

Reverend Kimberly F. W. Tucker, Sanctuary Christian Arts Center
kfwtucker@hotmail.com

Reverend William Wingo,
Founder, POWER Magazine
thepowermag@aol.com

 

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