Pacific Christian Center’s Founding Pastor is Pastor Donald Shorter Sr., he is a man of vision, inspiration and hope. He is an author of several books including “Winning Against All Odds” and “Take Control Of Your Thoughts” “The Power In You” and “Casting Down Imaginations” published by Harrison House Publishers Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Pastor Donald Shorter is a professional radio and television broadcaster, and successful businessman, he taught college level radio and television broadcasting courses in Tacoma, WA and has hosted on-air television and radio programs for over 40 years, including on ABC Network Affiliates, he has also produced several television and radio programs on various television and radio stations over many years, including; “Up-Front” KOMO Channel 4 – ABC Network Seattle, WA, “Families Matter” on KVI News/Talk Radio – ABC Network Seattle, WA, “The J.J. Jackson Show” on KJR Channel 95 Radio – Kay-Smith Studio & Broadcasting / Metromedia Communications Seattle, WA, & New York City, New York, “IT’s The Life” The Word Network worldwide, “Don And Kathy Live!”, “Seattle Praise The Lord“, “Northwest Praise The Lord“, “Northwest Praise-A-Thon” on Trinity Broadcasting Network – TBN and KCMS Spirit 105.3 Christa Broadcasting Network, Edmonds, WA, as well as hosting on and producing many other programs, on stations and networks.
Donald Shorter’s professional background includes being a successful businessman, ordained minister of the Gospel, motivational and conference speaker and a Commercial Airplane and Helicopter pilot. He was recently awarded the prestigious “Excellence In Aviation Award” for his outstanding inspiration in aviation in America, from the Boeing Flying Association located in Renton, WA, home to the Boeing 737 aircraft center. As a Commercial Airplane and Helicopter pilot, he often donates his time volunteering as a Command Pilot on relief and medical missions through agencies such as Angel Flights and Flight Care Global.
As an experienced broadcaster, Pastor Shorter, uses his humorous, practical, and insightful teaching and communication style, mixed with his own transparent down to earth entertaining approach, to effectively relate spiritual truths, into practical life steps into the hearts and minds of people of all backgrounds, utilizing the life changing power of the Gospel. With his unique storytelling approach, he powerfully and effectively speaks of life’s simple, yet, vitally important core values missing in today’s society, while delivering God’s truth to audiences worldwide, through various media and social media outlets, as well as through itinerary ministry engagements.
Pacific Christian Center is a vibrant, growing non-denominational, multi-racial church located in the Pacific Northwest. Their church services are broadcasted weekly through the “Don & Kathy Live!” television program, produced by Pastor Shorter and Pacific Christian Center and Media Elite Production staffs for airing on the TBN and other networks. The Pacific Christian Center supports international ministries and outreaches based in Europe, Africa and the Philippines.
Pastor Shorter was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and comes from a long history of ministers, including his father, and also his grandfather, Rev. Roosevelt Shorter Sr., founder and pastor of two churches in Alexandria, Louisiana. Through Don Shorter’s travels with his family during his father’s 24 years as a military serviceman serving around the world, he lived in Asia (Okinawa, Japan), the East Coast, deep South and Pacific Northwestern region of the United States of America.
Pastor Donald Shorter was initially called into the ministry in April 1973 while under the leadership of Pastor J.A. Boles. He began his pastoral training while assisting his father at a Baptist church in Tacoma, WA. Pastor Don Shorter served as Assistant Pastor for several years under his father, and was mentored by his grandfather, Pastor Roosevelt Shorter Sr. of Alexandria, Louisiana. Pastor Shorter was licensed into the ministry in 1984. He served as Youth Minister under the leadership of Pastor Owen Shackett at Peoples Church Tacoma, WA, in 1986. Pastor Shorter received the call from God to begin Pacific Christian Center in his home on December 18, 1987 at 8:45am. Pastor Shorter was ordained into the ministry in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. He received an honorary Doctorate Degree conferred upon him in 1999. Since being called to the ministry, Pastor Shorter has traveled to speak and ministered at various churches, seminars and conventions, in several countries including in the Philippines, Europe, Canada, and across the United States, including West Point, New York, Officer-In-Training Military Academy.
Donald Shorter Founded Northco Development Inc., in 1996 which is the home of the S.T.E.M. centered award winning and inspirational aviation program FutureAviatorsInAmerica.org, as well as Kids / Youth With Big Dreams, “I AM A MAN” youth mentoring outreach and Excellence In Business seminars. Pastor Shorter and his staff has assisted in the establishment of several highly successful small businesses, and has instilled the spirit of excellence in scores of business managers, employees and entrepreneurs, utilizing biblical principles, taught through E.I.B seminars. Northco Development Inc. is also known for its lifestyle enhancing programs for youth, singles, families, corporate managers and their employees, and married couples. Northco Development Inc. is the umbrella agency to Company Care Associates.com, along with The Real Dads “I AM A MAN” outreach mentoring program, as well as many other agencies. Pastor Shorter is the founder of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspirational cultural celebration event, “The Dream”, An Expression of American History and the struggles for people of color as expressed through music, drama, and various on stage presentations.
Pastor Donald Shorter and his wife Kathy Lynette Shorter have been happily and successfully married for over 40 years. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. Kathy Shorter is a Playwright, and Director, an author and an Ordained Minister of the gospel. Together Don and Kathy travel to minister to various audiences extensively where Kathy also often shares her fascinating and internationally documented life story of growing up as a Post WWII “Brown Baby” from Germany. (Soon to be released on stage and screen.)
For itinerary scheduling of Don and Kathy Shorter, call (425) 646-2390 or email: PacificCenter@aol.com Pacific Christian Center’s main office is located at 3211 – 112th Street East, Tacoma WA .
Mailing address: PO Box 44800 Tacoma, WA 98448