Rev. Guy Schley

 

Reverend Schley serves as Chaplain and Director of Development at Isabelle Ridgway Care Center. He has completed two (2) years of post-graduate work in ethics at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He also served the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church as an Associate Minister under the pastoral leadership of The Reverend Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr. He served as chaplain of the Florida State University Men’s Basketball Team in Tallahassee, FL.

Reverend Schley was the Minister of Missions and Outreach at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. He served under the pastoral leadership of The Reverend Dr. Charles E. Booth. He was licensed and ordained by the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.

He is mentored by an array of spiritual and professional individuals, including The Reverend Dr. Gardner C. Taylor.

Reverend Schley has submitted the totality of his being; i.e., mind, body and soul, (Colossians 3:23) to doing the Will of God who called him into the Christian ministry.

Reverend Schley is a member of and serves as correspondence secretary for The Baptist Ministerial Alliance of Columbus and Vicinity. He has been an active member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. since 1997. He serves as Chaplain of the Columbus, Ohio, Alumni Chapter and the East Central Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He has also served as:
Member and Past Master of King David Lodge No.116 of Free & Accepted Prince Hall Masons.
Excellent High Priest of John C. Logan Chapter No. 53 Royal Arch Mason in Columbus, Ohio of The Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter of Ohio Royal Arch Masons.
Conductor of Works in Herald Council #3 in Columbus, OH of Most Illustrious Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters State of Ohio and Jurisdiction.
Member of L.D. Easton Consistory No. 21 of the United Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Northern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc. Prince Hall Affiliation Orient of Ohio.

Reverend Schley earned both Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio in 1999. While on the campus of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, he served on the Racial Diversity Task Force and was the first Black African-American elected to serve as Campus Council President.

He is a graduate of Florida A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Religion in 1995.

Reverend Schley, during his college training, was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards. He was selected “Outstanding Young Man in America” in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Rev. Schley is the co-author of an article published in a national educational journal entitled, “Remedial and Special Education,” volume 22, number 1 January and February, 2001. In May, 2002, he visited South Africa as part of a Missions delegation from the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. While in South Africa, Rev. Schley was privileged to preach at the Kagiso Baptist Church and lecture at the South African Baptist Convention Bible College in Soweto. In January, 2003, Reverend Schley’s devotional message, “A Walk with God!” was published in Judson Press’s “From One Brother to Another: Voices of African American Men” Volume 2, edited by Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

Reverend Schley is married to Uffa, his devoted, loving and supportive wife. Reverend Schley rejoices and is proud that he comes from a loving and supportive family with parents who nurtured him in the Christian faith.