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 in Social and Environmental Justice from Interdenominational Theological Center and Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, GA. She also is trained in the area of Spiritual Chaplaincy through John’s Hopkins Hospital Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Internship Program
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 late 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 Elder 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 Continuing in her growth, on May 31, 2015 she was re-affirmed and ordained under the Baptist Denomination. 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 until his triumphant transition.
Dr. Whitehead has been anointed to assist in planting, growing and shaping various ministries. Her experience in multiple ministry capacities: administration, outreach, youth ministry, women’s ministry, teaching and preaching, has afforded her the opportunity to reach and serve the masses. Dr. Whitehead currently serves of the tutiledge of Bishop James L. Carter, Ark Church Baltimore.
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 to become “Women Walking in Destiny and Purpose in the Kingdom”. In the Spring of 2020, heeding to the leading of God, under the umbrella of Dr. Shavona L. Whitehead, LLC., Dr. Whitehead launched She’s MORE Now Life and Empowerment Coaching. MORE stands for Motivated Overcomers being Restored and Empowered. It is within this platform that women learn that they are MORE when God speaks it even while He is manifesting it.
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 Loves Dream Design Mr. Yusef Whitehead and together they parent four beautiful children.
Dr. Whitehead released her first published work, “I Am MORE Empowerment Journal” on May 1, 2021, was a featured co-author in the release of the #1 international best seller Queen Esther's Royal Code Anthology in July 2022 and released her second published work, "The Cutting That Made Me Whole" on August 31, 2022.
“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.” Romans 8:30.