BEHIND THE MINISTRY
“Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom
he justified, them he also glorified.”
Dr. Shavona LaKeisha Whitehead was born to Iris Yvette Bronson-Sorrell and Patrick Bouveir Ramsey, Sr. on August 31, 1980. Dr. Whitehead was educated in the Baltimore City Public school system graduating from George Washington Carver Vocational Technical High School. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from Coppin State University and Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. She holds her Doctor of Ministry Degree from Interdenominational Theological Center and Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Whitehead gave her life to Christ at the age of 14 and was baptized of water and of spirit at the New Christian Memorial Church under the leadership of her grandfather Reverend Dr. Walter Bronson, Jr. It was there at New Christian Memorial where her foundation and relationship with the Lord began.
Dr. Whitehead preached her first sermon title “All I have left is All I need”. After the setting apart on May 13, 2006 with the laying on of hands she was consecrated and ordained as an Elder in the Lord’s Church under the Pentecostal reformation. In March 2009, heeding to the voice of God and Him only, God shifted Dr. Whitehead under the wisdom, guidance and nurturing of her former leader, natural grandfather and spiritual father, the late Rev. Dr. Walter Bronson Jr., senior pastor of New Christian Memorial Church and former President of the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity. Never ceasing to continue the work of ministry, Dr. Whitehead, upon her return to her home church, grabbed a hold of the vision of her pastor and began to assist in several capacities within the ministry. In July 2009, she was installed and appointed as the Youth Pastor from which Divine Destiny Youth and Young Adult Ministries was birthed. Continuing in her growth, on May 31, 2015 she was re-affirmed and ordained under the Baptist Denomination.
Her focus is solely on fulfilling the will of God set forth for her life, becoming a virtuous woman of great faith and stability. As she continues to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ across this nation, it is always her desire to continually mature in the wisdom and knowledge of God, elevating her relationship with the Lord to new dimensions.
Dr. Whitehead’s goal is to teach and help woman to turn their ashes into beauty, increasing self-esteem thus cultivating spiritual growth and therefore becoming great woman of wisdom and integrity. She believes that women have to seek the Lord to find out who they really are in the Lord. Bringing together all individual ministries and gifts we become “Women Walking in Destiny and Purpose in the Kingdom”. It is this passion that has pushed Dr. Whitehead to collaborate with Madelyn Jones in the launching of “She’s More Now!”, a mentoring program that carrying females through the journey from teens into adulthood.
Dr. Whitehead has been blessed to sing with national recording Artist and Stella Award Winner Minister Isaiah Thomas and Elements of Praise under which she ministered for 10 years and record 3 CD’s while assisting on many other musical projects. She is gifted to sing and is known to flow under the evangelistic and prophetic ministry gifts.
She’s also known by many to have a “Mother’s anointing” breaking into dimensions of the spirit through prayer. Under the direct guidance of God, Dr. Whitehead sits in the seat of expectation, awaiting the next move, birthing and shift of God while eagerly and consistently seeking His face.
Dr. Whitehead is married to her Love’s Dream Design, Mr. Yusef Whitehead and together they parent four beautiful children.
Dr. Whitehead will release her first book entitled, “The Cutting That Made Me Whole – Journey to Victory” in August 2020