SB sub page headers NHMIupdateAssociate Pastor Shonda V. Burns, a worshiper, teacher and psalmist, gave her life to the Lord as a teenager.  A graduate of West Aurora High School in Illinois, Associate Pastor Burns attended Northern Illinois University and Northwest Mississippi College School of Nursing. Pastor Burns holds specialties in Alzheimer’s Care and Restorative Nursing. Thus, being a nurse by profession, her hearts desire is that the people of God would be healed from their hurts and disappointments, allowing them to gain the ability needed in order that they may go forward and carry out the plan of God effectively.

Associate Pastor Shonda Burns began her ecclesiastical service at Faith Deliverance Worship Center in Aurora under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth E. Davis, then Progressive Life-Giving Word Cathedral in Hillside under the auspices of Apostle Donald L. Alford. In 2012 Associate Pastor Burns will enter into ordination procedures under her Pastor and Husband, Senior Pastor of New Harvest Ministries International, Pastor Otis Burns.

Associate Pastor Burns assists her husband in ministry administratively as they work to impact thousands who live in Dupage and Kane County with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Associate Pastor Burns is dedicated to NHMI main objective which is to build up new and current members of NHMI, helping them to grow in spiritual maturity through effective biblical teachings, life changing seminars and services as well as divinely ordained relationships and purposeful fellowship. Associate Pastor Burns contributes to the overall process by providing the word of God in effectual and informative teachings through weekly “Fresh Thoughts” messages and utilizing her gift of exhortation and song each week as she leads the people of God into worship.

As a loving, devoted wife and nurturing caring mother, Associate Pastor Burns believes wholeheartedly in proper balance. Associate Pastor Burns declares that her family is the center of her life, relishing in the simple but precious moments of spending time with her husband and their daughter Hannah Grace. 

For Associate Pastor Shonda Burns, ministry is not what ones does it is who one is.
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