Shelby was born and raised in southern California where he attended and received a BA in Business Administration from California State University Fullerton. Shelby is married to Sue and they have three children and five grandchildren.
After a thirty year career in finance within the aerospace industry, Shelby retired and has dedicated himself to service within the church community for the past 18 years. Shelby has served in multiple capacities within the church including elder, director (trustee), Missions director, and participation in many service teams. He has participated in and led short term missions trips to Hungary, Mexico, Thailand, and Africa. His duties as Operations Director include church building management, Community Groups management, and Director of the Bible Learning Center. He has a BA in Business Management from the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton.