Our Pastor

Rev. Shanté Buckley, B.S., M.Div.
LIFT Community Church®, Lead Pastor

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Pastor Shanté attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA before receiving her Master’s of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. She served for eleven years as the Pastor of Contemporary Worship at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX.

As a Church Planter and Spiritual Entrepreneur, she has sought to make the local church relevant and necessary in a rapidly growing diverse modern setting. Her giftedness as a dynamic storyteller and humorist reaches audiences from all walks of life despite their differences in race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, criminal records, addictive past or political positions. It’s her dream to create multiple venues like LIFT Church, which is a place where no one “clutches their pearls” when you walk through the door.

If you were to ask Pastor Shanté to tell you something about herself, she would say that she’s a deeply devoted Follower of Jesus (she wasn’t always); a loving Bonus Mom; a passionate shoeologist, and future guest on Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday.