Getting to All Lives Matter acknowledges that team-building requires more acceptance, tolerance and respect. We believe that can’t be achieved with more racism. We believe you do not fight discrimination with more discrimination.
Our approach aims at validating the ideas and gifts of every member of the team, not pre-judging employees based on skin color, political affiliation, religion or other criteria.
Getting to All Lives Matter helps encourage stronger relationships by creating a more analytical culture within groups to ensure a more effective, solutions-oriented approach to conflict.
Meet the Trainers
Bishop Aubrey Shines, a Chicago native, began ministering in the Cook County Correctional System in Chicago, IL as an evangelical minister licensed by the reformation of the Church of God in Christ. He has earned a degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, and a Master’s Degree in Divinity.
In 1987, God moved greatly upon Pastor Shines’ heart and he became founder of G2G Ministries, Inc. The ministry has since transcended denominational, cultural, and ethnic boundaries.
In 2002, he began teaching a basic theology course to train leaders in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area. The curriculum focused on the Patristic Period and the impact that the First through Fifth Century Fathers of the Church had on our global society. As a result of the consistent weekly Bible teachings, the attendance to these classes grew steadily in number and eventually Shines became their Senior Pastor.
Pastor Shines travels extensively, sounding the alarm across America; never divorcing his biblical ministry from cultural or political issues. He compels the church to return to what our forefathers established and to live by what God has ordained in His Word, without compromise, addressing the most pressing issues of our day, primarily those relating to righteousness.
Throughout the country, Bishop Shines has been featured on various, national syndicated television stations, including Fox News (The Ingraham Angle w/ Laura Ingraham), NBC, and Sinclair Broadcast network, along with several hundred radio broadcasts, leading newspapers, and magazines, as a leading prophetic voice. Additionally, this call upon his life has positioned him to minister prophetic insight into the lives of key spiritual leaders, top athletes, entertainers, and governmental officials. Bishop Shines’ most recent accomplishments include.
In 2020, Shines founded Conservative Clergy of Color in order to confront the destructive message of the neo marxist group, Black Lives Matter. Through this work, wrote the book, Eight Questions About Race which sheds light on the difficult questions raised by the racial protests in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, proposing a Christian response to the agenda and claims of Black Lives Matter.
Reverend Derek McCoy is a transformational executive leader and organizational consultant with years of experience in business and non-profit sectors. As a media commentator, urban-renewal activist, and leader of coalition efforts, he leads efforts to advance and encourage connections, solutions, and partnerships.
Derek is currently leading efforts to launch the Urban Leadership Alliance, which provides a platform for leaders to be educated and create solutions in their respective communities and cultures. He has been instrumental in conducting educational summits with pastors, community leaders, and citizens.
Most recently, McCoy has served as the Executive Vice President for The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), which works to fight poverty and restore dignity through the message of faith, freedom, and personal responsibility. McCoy has an extensive background in policy, political strategy, and advocacy on vital cultural issues, including race, poverty, life, marriage, and religion.
Rev. McCoy has served as the President of the Maryland Family Alliance, SVP for the High Impact Leadership Coalition, Coalitions Director, and Outreach Director on crucial initiatives and issue campaigns. He has been a consistent voice of championing issues of justice and righteousness in our nation.
Rev. McCoy serves on the board of Directors for the Pregnancy Clinic in Annapolis, Heartbeat International, and Summit Ministries.
He has been featured on NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, NPR, FOX Business, EWTN, Gospel Today, and Family News in Focus, WYPR, KKLA, WAVA, EWTN, KQED, and KJLH, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New American Media, LA Sentinel, and The Washington Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Rev. McCoy served our great nation in the United States Army In Reserve. He has also held management positions and has received regional and national awards from Fortune 500 companies.
He has been married for 28 years to his wife, Cathy, and they have three incredible children.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, to John Richard Reid and Mary Stone Reid, he grew up as the youngest in a lower middle-class family of 10. Marlin Jevon Reid (M.J.) received his primary education in the Detroit public school system. Upon high school graduation, he furthered his education in seminary and graduated from Rhema Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Embarking into full time ministry, he served at various churches and ministries as a supportive minister and an under shepherd. As his prowess as a dynamic speaker grew, the demand for his voice to be heard in a wider range became more and more evident.
He stepped out and launched his itinerant ministry.
For over 30 years, M.J. has traveled extensively nationally and internationally.
He has conducted religious meetings in various wide venues ranging from churches, open air crusades in foreign nations, prisons, college campuses, youth camps, etc. He eventually went on to being viewed and heard by millions of people across the world by hosting live Christian TV shows, making many television appearances and radio interviews.
After having a successful traveling ministry for 16 yrs, M.J. launched a church in spring of 2007. Since then, the church has grown into a multi-cultural membership of 300 people, allowing him to serve his flock in a 12,000 square foot facility in Livonia, Michigan.
Pastor M.J. Reid is well respected and known by his peers to be a thought leader, lecturer, teacher, minister, raconteur, and revivalist among his peers.
He is considered to be a capable voice and is often called upon for conservative thought and philosophy in the Ecclesiastical and political theaters of today’s society.
Pastor Francisco Vega is a native New Yorker and an itinerate speaker for STMI international and founder of A.R.C. (Awakening & Reformation Center). He itinerates extensively in the U.S. and overseas, as well as having successfully pioneered various ministerial and youth community initiatives in rural and inner-city areas.
He is an avid cultural commentator and supporter of Christian social activism. Whether radio, TV, or social media platforms, he expresses critical apologetic solutions regarding ethnic or socio-political issues of our day.
He was a key contributor, as clergy of color, for ADF Supreme Court Masterpiece correspondence which went viral in the nation. He resides in Atlanta, GA.