Minister Shirley Jones Franklin is a native of Virginia. She is a graduate of Calvary Bible Institute and a licensed minister of Mt. Calvary Holy Church of America, in Washington, DC.

Her travels and ministry opportunities have led to many open doors locally and abroad. Of which include the mission field of Trinidad, Jamaica, Brazil and South Africa.

Minister Franklin is credentialed to officiate wedding ceremonies in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region. She performs ceremonies that fit the couples preference and style. Her motto is “I see each ceremony as a beautiful reflection of the couple’s wishes and desires and of their own special connection.”

She performs ceremonies both within the faith and interfaith, formal and informal, large or small audiences, as well as in a spiritual or non-religious style, if preferred.

Minster Franklin is employed at a consulting firm and is a valued team member of Sensational Soirees. Minister Franklin is a dedicated Meeting and Event Planner with 20+ years experience in corporate and social event planning, with strengths in organization and execution.

She resides in Glenn Dale, Maryland with her husband of 34 years, and is a proud mother and grandmother.


We are proud to now offer Minister Franklin to our sensational couples in need of a licensed minister to perform their wedding ceremony in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Virginia! Please email to schedule a complimentary consultation. The rates for her services are as follows:

  • Wedding Officiating - $350 | includes pre-wedding meeting to discuss ceremony and get to know couple, attending wedding rehearsal, performing the wedding ceremony in appropriate attire and mailing the wedding license to the courthouse

  • Pre-Marital Coaching Session(s) - service coming soon | please email to be added to the wait list.