Dr. Stephone Antwaine Berry
Rev. Dr. Stephone Berry is the honored husband of Shannon Michelle Berry and father of son, Sedric and daughter, Sidra. Native of Columbia, SC, he joined the military at the age of 17 and through God's providence, he has been able to retire from the United States Army after 22 years of service.
Dr. Berry currently serves as an Associate Minister at Christian Faith Fellowship, a non-denominational congregation in the Northeast Columbia, SC area. He is an ordained clergymen, who is blessed to be able to share in the fulfillment of God's purpose for this body of believers by serving and utilizing his gifts of teaching, preaching and leadership. He and his wife Shannon, currently serve as the Couples Ministry Leaders within the church, where he has been trained as a Certified Marriage Mentor and Couples Enrichment Facilitator through the PREPARE/ENRICH Program.
Dr. Berry has also been blessed with the gift and ability to capture momentous occasions through the eye of a camera lens and create professional images and graphic designs. This skill has enabled him to exercise his entrepreneurial spirit as a business owner / operator of Kingdom Shots Digital Photography & Graphic Design.
Since retirement, Dr. Berry has been intentional in serving his community by volunteering his time and talents as a Youth Basketball Coach at the local YMCA. He is a Certified Basketball Official with the South Carolina Basketball Officials Association, officiating Varsity, Sub-varsity, and Middle School games. He also serves as the Assistant Tournament Director for the annual Chick-Fil-A Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament , hosting top teams in the nation with nationally ranked players. Dr. Berry has also founded and activated a male fellowship non-profit organization, God & Golf Fellowship Association (GGFA) whose goal is to promote and foster Christian fun, fellowship and common interests among men, and to evangelize by witnessing to golfing friends who may be nonbelievers.
Dr. Berry has been able to earn various degrees throughout his life. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Logistics from Trident International University. He holds a Master of Divinity in Ministry Studies from Columbia International University. He earned a Doctorate of Ministerial Leadership from Columbia International University, where his research focus and published dissertation is The Case for REST: A Qualitative Analysis of Self-Care Amongst African American Pastors and Ministry Leaders Through a Global Pandemic. Dr. Berry is currently an Adjunct Professor/Doctoral Mentor at Columbia International University. He mentors and assists Doctoral Students in researching and writing dissertations, preparing proposals and final defenses as Chair of the dissertation committee. He is an avid reader and writer who is committed to being a life long learner.
Dr. Berry is a devoted family man who loves God, country and to play the game of golf in his spare time. He is also a committed Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Gamecock fan! HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS! GO COCKS!