Dr. Shelton serves on the Rental Board for the Town of Babylon, and is very active in the Amityville community. In addition, Dr. Shelton is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. He is the author of seven books, and founder and CEO of Developing Dreams Publishing Company. He is a firm believer that every aspect of life and ministry should be done in excellence. His favorite motto is “Excellence is not the standard, but the minimum.” He is a devoted husband to his wife, LaPrena, and the proud father of Terrance, Monique, Myriah, Ayona, and Vernon, Jr. He is the proud grandfather of his grandson Amari.