|Rev. Dr. Selma Massey, Founder & Pastor|
Rev. Dr. Selma Massey is the Founder and Pastor of WHOSOEVER Ministry. In addition to developing and implementing WHOSOEVER Ministry located in downtown Detroit, Michigan, USA, Dr. Selma, as she is called, has written and developed numerous mental health and community corrections programs for the developmentally disabled and similar high-risk offenders. Dr. Selma was the Executive Director of Project Start a large community based corrections agency for Wayne County. Dr. Selma wrote, developed and implemented the first Day Reporting Center, in the country, in a large urban city, which reduced prison overcrowding in Michigan. Dr. Selma developed several public service television and radio programs focusing on such topics as teen suicide, community corrections, mental illness and ‘Detroit's Most Wanted’ criminal radio, and television broadcasts.
"After more than fifteen years of writing proposals and developing treatment programs for community corrections and community mental health, domestic violence programs, and teaching at Wayne County Community College District, I wanted to be more active in social justice. I wanted to give my heart, skills and my professional abilities to advocate for inclusion and equality for the lesbian and gay Christian community."
Dr. Selma Massey holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Student personnel Work in Higher Education, from the University of Detroit Mercy, Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Selma was licensed and ordained by the New Covenant Community Ministries in 2000.
Dr. Selma was the producer and host of the television program, "Whosoever with Dr. Selma" which aired on Sundays on WKBD UPN Channel 50. "The intent of the television program called, 'Whosoever with Dr. Selma' was to plant a seed of God's love into the hearts and minds of all people particularly those who have been spiritually abused in traditional churches’ says Dr. Selma.
Dr. Selma is a former contributing writer for Michigan’s ‘Between the Lines’ Newspaper and the Michigan Chronicle. Dr. Selma's book, a self-help book entitled, ‘Dr. Selma HELP’ is available at www.Amazon.com and other bookstores. Her newest book entitled, ‘Outside the City Gate’ chronicles her journey toward a more inclusive church for all people.
Dr. Selma Massey was the Co-Chair of Inclusive Justice, a statewide interfaith based network of affirming churches, synagogues and mosques which advocate for spiritual inclusiveness, civil rights, and social justice. Dr. Selma Massey and WHOSOEVER Ministry provides a "Safe Place to Worship" for, but not limited to the LGBTQ community.