SHELLEY CARTER BURTON
Pastor Shelley Carter Burton a Baltimore County, Maryland native. She is a dynamic preacher who preaches the unadulterated word of God, operating heavily in the anointings of healing, deliverance, prophecy and prayer. Her charge is to free the people of God from bondage, so they can walk in the freedom and ordained purpose that the Creator planned for their lives. Pastor Burton has a strong spiritual influence, and her ministry has traveled to Philadelphia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington DC and many cities in the state of Maryland. When she is not ministering the word of GOD, she is at John Hopkins School of Medicine utilizing her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Psychology as the Clinical Administrative Manager for the Department of Surgery, managing administrative operations and support staff of 7 surgical divisions.
Pastor Burton is a servant at heart! She started in the leadership of ministry under the tutelage of Bishop Richard Jerome Pender Sr. of Bethel Temple Church of Christ, where she diligently served God’s people as the President of the Parish Nurse Ministry and Director of the Youth and Young Adult Department for several years. During her ministry service, God called her to mentorship to prepare for her ordained purpose to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She continues to spread the good news, with her husband, Pastor Antoine Burton, at Changing Lives Ministries of Baltimore, Inc., a ministry they founded in 2014. A family deliverance and healing ministry serving the holistic person that strongly believes in the laying on of hands. The ministry encompasses ministries in marriage, men, women, children and young adults. They host compelling Bible study called Life-Support that includes teaching through real life situations. Their ministry gives back to the community through programs such as Thanksgiving-Family Feast and Back to School Giveaways. As Changing Lives ministries grew, her personal ministry would develop through her mantle of Prayer. She is the founder of a prayer ministry called Wailing Women, where women nationally and internationally gather to intercede on the behalf of all humanity. Through her prophetic mantle, God uses her to speak life, through a word of knowledge, into the people of God.
Pastor Burton mantles in healing and prayer did not come without a price. Processed for the healing mantle, she is a two-time Breast Cancer survivor and amid her health issues, she would endure the unexpected death of her oldest daughter, which helped develop her authentic prayer mantle. Sharing her compassion for women, she utilizes social media to encourage, uplift, motivate and inspire women to be strong, continue on and never give up through her "Survivor Sista’ Segments." Pastor Shelley Burton also has a heart and love for single mothers, raising three children on her own, she identifies with their challenges and obstacles to raising strong, healthy and spiritual children. Through her ministry, she gives women conferences, in which she has honored and identified women in the community that have made strides to enhance their communities. Her life would totally change with her union with Pastor Antoine Burton as she became a bonus Mom to his three children, and she wholeheartedly embraces her blended family as she continues in ministry.
It is evident that the favor of God rests upon Pastor Shelley Carter Burton’s life, as she has overcome every trial and tribulation she professes that all things are working together for her good! She is a committed and faithful servant of the LORD, who is dedicated in doing the will of God, sharing the word of God, testifying about the goodness of God, healing the hurt and winning the lost everywhere, she goes. A woman of great faith and a believer in the power of prayer and worship, Pastor Shelley Carter Burton rests in Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” KJV.