Bill Shuler & Lisa Shuler | Lead Pastors
Dr. Bill Shuler has ministered extensively throughout the United States and in over 30 nations of the world. He served for eight years as a University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Affairs at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. During this time, he helped shape the lives of multiplied thousands of students, sent hundreds of students around the world on short term missions and spearheaded programs that mobilized over 25,000 volunteer hours into community service on a yearly basis.
Pastor Bill and his family moved to the Washington, D.C. area on September 1, 2001 with a call from God to pioneer a ministry. Ten days later the Nation’s Capital and the world was shaken amidst terrorist strikes on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. In response to these tragic events, a national headquarters for prayer was leased one block from the U.S. Capitol building on September 12, 2001. This was the start of Capital Life Church. Dr. Billy Graham expressed his appreciation for the “Godly heritage that continues through the Shuler family”. Dr. Graham’s biographer, William Martin, noted that Dr. Shuler’s father, evangelist Jack Shuler, was “at least as popular as Billy Graham” during the 1940′s and 1950′s. Los Angeles Magazine called Dr. Shuler’s Grandfather, Robert Shuler, the “first of the great radio preachers”. “Fighting Bob” Shuler pastored the famous Trinity Methodist Church in the heart of Los Angeles, California. Pastor Bill holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in theology and has a doctorate in Leadership and Organizational Management from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He was appointed by the Attorney General to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He and Lisa have been married since 1988 and have three daughters.
Lisa grew up in ministry as a “PK” (Preacher’s Kid) in California and Hawaii, and later earned a degree in Organizational/Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Music. She currently serves full time as co-pastor with Pastor Bill. She was honored to lead a Bible Study for staffers at the White House from 2001-2008.