The Shaws: Atlanta Originals

     Families are the foundation of a church. Each quarter, For ALL People seeks to recognize families that form the foundation of UHOP Atlanta. If UHOP Atlanta has an "Original Family," then that family would be the Shaws.

     St. W. Dell Shaw brought the family into the church. She joined the UHOP after meeting Missionary Beatrice Vaughns who had been dispatched to Atlanta by Bishop McCollough through Apostle Gibson of Savannah, Georgia in the early 1970s. St. Shaw joined the UHOP in Anniston, Alabama before an edifice had been established here in Atlanta. Deacon Sherman Shaw, her husband, would later join the church in the Fall of 1971, when Daddy McCollough opened the first Atlanta mission on Boulevard Drive. Sister Rosalia Shaw, their daughter, was actually the first member of Atlanta to put her name on the roll of the new mission. Sister Tammara Shaw was born into the church.

     The family credits the UHOP for being the "glue" that kept them united and together through rough and hard times. Being a part of the UHOP has helped the family both spiritually and naturally. The Shaw Family is truly an "Atlanta Original" and they are the obvious choice for the FAMILY FOCUS of this first newsletter.


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