Bishop Don W. Shelby Jr.
...but a faithful man who can find?" Proverbs 20:6
of Pastor Don W. Shelby, Jr. can be identified as compassionate,
charismatic, motivational, inspiring, enthusiastic, unselfish,
committed, devoted and more. He is a genuine man of integrity and his
wisdom and reputation precedes him across the nation. Pastor Shelby is a
highly anointed and powerful vessel who has personally experienced the
life-changing miraculous power of the True and Living God. Struck by a
drunk driver in 1986 and left temporarily paralyzed with a prognosis of
death, his destiny and purpose were in the hands of the Almighty God.
Today he is walking, talking, preaching miracle!
Pastor Shelby, born in Saginaw Michigan, graduated from the Buena
Vista High School and furthered his education at Tennessee State
University and the University of Detroit. He served as a councilman on
the Ypsilanti City Planning Committee and is actively involved and well
respected throughout the community. He is also a lifetime member of the
NAACP and financially supports home and foreign missions in Africa.
Pastor Shelby was called to the ministry and licensed in 1983 and
ordained as an Elder in 1988. He founded the Burning Bush Church of God
in Christ in 1991. Experiencing phenomenal growth, the ministry has
expanded its borders beyond the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan with the
planting of the Burning Bush International Ministries of Jackson,
Michigan on January 1, 2006.
In 2012, Pastor Shelby was appointed as an Administrative Assistant
to Bishop John H. Sheard, the presiding prelate of the First
Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Michigan Southwest. He also serves the
jurisdiction as a District Superintendent, Platform Chairman, Executive
Board Member, Instructor for the Ordination Institute, and formerly as
Chairman of the S.E.M. Convention.
A much sought after holiness preacher who operates within the
five-fold ministry and gifts of the spirit, Pastor Shelby has ministered
in major conferences, revivals, seminars, and workshops across the
Pastor Shelby is the husband of the lovely and anointed Evangelist
Bonita A. Shelby and the father of five gifted children who have formed
the up and coming gospel singing group, "The Shelby Five". He continues
to nurture, train, and mentor countless spiritual sons and daughters in
the Body of Christ who are active in all facets of ministry across the
Pastor Shelby is a man with the spirit of a seasoned warrior, full of
wisdom and knowledge far beyond his years. His ability to discern and
rightfully divide the word of God, coupled with his unique form of
teaching tools, disseminates the word of God in its simplest format so
that all who listen are able to understand.
The rhetorical proverb asks "...but a faithful man who can find?", there is a resounding answer, Pastor Don W. Shelby, Jr., he is that faithful man!