"Alarming the Nations of Christ Imminent Return"
Shophar Ministries, Inc.
MISSION: Acts 26:18
My Short Testimony:
"I had heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a child and teenager. Furthermore, I was a witness to hearing about and seeing Christ change people and circumstances. Amazingly, it was during that contest that Christ transformed me! In the midst of spiritual warfare I felt the love of Christ as well as His protection. I sincerely asked Jesus to come into my heart and to be my Lord and Savior after that conversation."
~Dr. Michael Rackley~
Transform in the Greek language is metamorphoomai meaning “to change into another form”. It is also here the word “metamorphosis” is developed; illustrated on several occasions as changing from a caterpillar to a butterfly. In like manner we see the life changing story of an Educator, Motivational Speaker, Hall of Famer, Chaplain and Pastor mandate to change lives.
Dr. Michael Rackley has been educating at- promise youth at the Miami Jobs Center for twenty one years in the areas of GED, ACT, and Leadership and Cultural Awareness. His mission is to revolutionize minds, hearts and lives for generations to come.
He has witnessed the plight and transformation of students from various ethnic backgrounds including Hispanic, African American, Chinese, Jamaican, Haitian, Indian, Caucasian, etc. This doesn’t exclude distinct walks of life such as victims of abuse, drug users, crypts, bloods, Muslims, Santeria, Rastafarianism, alien occult, voodoo workers, atheist, witches, warlocks, homosexuals, Hebrew occults, Catholicism, homeless victims, the fatherless, inner city gang leaders, victims of domestic violence to Lawyers, Pastors, Educators, Doctors, Nurses, Business owners, Missionaries, Technicians and much more.
Dr. Rackley grew up in a dysfunctional family with seven siblings and at the age of nine his parents divorced. His father was a disciplinarian who believed college and football were ways out of poverty. His mother is an evangelist that brought him face to face with Jesus Christ. His introduction to Jesus Christ has given him the spirit of joy and his signature laugh is like no other. Since his transformation from the world’s hall of shame unto God’s hall of fame, he was the Senior Pastor/Founder of Mighty Fortress of God Ministries Church in Miramar, Florida for ten years.
Furthermore, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Arts Technology at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Also, he earned forty-two graduate credits in Management of Information Systems from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. Later, he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Divinity from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. Additionally, he holds a Ph.D in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University with practicum from his studies in the land of Israel. Dr. Rackley studied Biblical Greek and Hebrew for two years and translated the Book of Ruth from Hebrew to English and translated Revelation 20 from Greek to English according to the Majority Text. With extensive studies in this area he also has translated the Messianic scriptures from the Old Testament from Hebrew to English. Dr. Rackley completed his last degree from Liberty University graduating with High Distinction with a Doctorate in Ministry in May 2014.
He has published a book for youth and young adults titled "We Will Not Bow to Babylon's Table: A Spiritual and Practical Compass to Help our Youth Navigate through a Hostile Culture." His favorite books are aimed at youth, teens, and young adults. Dr. Rackley’s second love concerns bible prophecy and eschatological studies in which he has two books in the making.
In 2008, Michael Rackley was inducted into Cheyney University Football Hall of Fame and was an undrafted free-agent for the New Orleans Saints Football team in 1988.
Like the Apostle Paul had a conversion experience on his way to Damascus, I too met the Lord Jesus. Now through prophetic dreams, humorous true-to-life stories, and a divine assignment from Christ Jesus his mission is based on Acts 26:18: “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”
Presently, Dr. Rackley is married to Andrea Rackley, is the father of two beautiful daughters Deborah and Anna Rackley, and the proud owner of a dog named Napoleon. “My favorite activities include watching war movies, playing chess, working out, traveling, sports, and hanging out with my family.” Dr. Rackley lives by the motto: “Don’t surrender your dreams.”