Fifteen years ago, Dooley Shabazz came to Shallowford, and this church has never been the same. He joined us as a chef, took on transitional roles when the church needed him, and eventually became our beloved Facilities Manager. Over the last fifteen years, Dooley has blessed this congregation with his hard work, his delicious food, his can-do attitude, and, most of all, his love. 

Throughout his time at Shallowford, Dooley has served in countless other ways. (Just ask any member of the Men’s Prayer Breakfast, or anyone who has been lucky enough to receive a homemade meal from Dooley’s kitchen!) Dooley’s contributions to this church, and his love for this congregation, are immeasurable.

After much prayer, Dooley has decided to step away from his role at Shallowford to start a new chapter in his life. We will all miss him deeply and dearly, and he will always be a friend of Shallowford.

Dooley will stay with us through mid-June, and we will have a reception to celebrate him on Sunday, June 13 after the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Dooley has given so much to this church, and it will be our honor to give back to him as we celebrate his work and ministry among us!