For more than 40 years Rev Horace Sheffield has helped guide people in his community spiritually through his ministry. He was called to preach at eleven years of age, while listening to the preaching of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. who was in Detroit at the invitation of his late father to raise money for the Lowndes County Movement. Rev. Horace L. Sheffield, III, was licensed to preach on October 18, 1978 at the First Baptist Institutional Church of Detroit, Michigan. Presently, Rev. Horace L. Sheffield, III, is the Pastor of Detroit’s New Destiny Christian Fellowship, known for transforming communities by changing lives. As a dynamic leader his church has since expanded to include more than 2,000 members with over 10 ministries. New Destiny Christian Fellowship is driven to provide outreach and resources to people and families who are experiencing temporary set-backs due to unemployment, illness or other life-changing events. Rev. Sheffield continues to help people realize their purpose by providing a welcoming space for all.
Rev. Sheffield hosts a weekly radio, On The Line, Saturdays at 8am on AM 910.
He also hosts a weekly radio show, Real Talk, on WADL Detroit every Sunday at 12:30pm.
Rev. Horace L. Sheffield, III talents expand beyond his social activism and preaching. He is a published author having written “A Good Word for a Better Life: A Compilation of Daily Meditations.” Available on Amazon this book guides those in meditation to help with daily life and create a spiritual meditation routine.
Horace has also co-authored two plays with Yolanda Denise King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Attallah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X. Additionally, Rev. Sheffield, along with King and Shabazz were the co-founders of Nucleus, Inc., a New York based theatrical company, which toured the country performing positive messages for endangered youth. The company included performers such as Gina Bellafante, Ella Joyce of the sitcom Roc, and S. Epatha Merkerson of the TV drama Law & Order.
In addition to writing plays, Rev. Sheffield has also published articles and op-eds in The Michigan Chronicle, The Detroit News, The Michigan Front Page, The African American Parent Magazine, and a variety of other periodicals, television and radio programming, as well as numerous newsletters and community circulars.
Rev. Sheffield has two children Horace Sheffield, IV, a musical producer, and Min. Mary Sheffield, an elected member of the Detroit City Council.