Burning Bush International Ministries Mass (BBIM) Choir has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years! Founded by Bishop Don W. Shelby, Jr. and wife, Evangelist Bonita A. Shelby, at a small storefront church in Ypsilanti, MI, BBIM has evolved into a 21st century model of vibrant and energetic praise and worship.
Over 20 years since the first notes were sung by the choir, this talented group of dedicated vocalists and musicians has shared the stage with top-selling Gospel artists like Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Dorinda Clark Cole, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans and more. They have been featured on multiple television networks including The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The Word Network, Impact Network, and TBN, as well as several local TV outlets.
Their debut single "Expect the Supernatural," an inspiring tune featuring Andrea Paige Shelby - a member of sibling group and rising stars, The Shelby 5 as well as Burning Bush International Choir - is already receiving an enthusiastic welcome, debuting at #22 on the Top 100 Billboard Gospel Digital Music Sales Chart in June.
"'Expect The Supernatural' was birthed on a Sunday morning as Bishop [Shelby] preached a powerful word about the supernatural power of God, and how we would be blessed through raising our level of expectancy," explains First Lady Shelby. "Supernatural is anything that we can't do through natural means - or those things that seem impossible - but they become possible through God."
Son, Don Shelby, III, also a member of The Shelby 5, became inspired to write the song during that service. "Expect The Supernatural" is the first release from a forthcoming BBIM Mass Choir project slated to impact later this year.
"It is our prayer that this song reaches hearts, breaks barriers, and is a beam of hope to remind all ages that with God all things are possible. I expect the supernatural and I believe the impossible!" Shelby continues. "My desire is that the world will once again embrace choral music and BBIM Mass Choir helps to start a movement of the rebirthed, reformed, and relevant (Sunday morning) "church choir."
ABOUT THE SHELBYS:
Pastor and motivational speaker, Bishop Don William Shelby, Jr., is the Jurisdictional Prelate of Michigan Southwest Fifth Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ, comprised of 42 churches. Along with his wife, Bishop Shelby is Pastor of Burning Bush International Ministries located in Ypsilanti, Jackson, and Westland, Michigan. In 2016, The Shelbys and their 5 children, were season one cast members on the hit Oxygen Network reality TV show, PREACHERS OF DETROIT. The Shelby 5 is comprised of five siblings; Don William Shelby III, Courtney Lucille Shelby, Andrea Paige Shelby, Trenton Blake Shelby, and Amber Lauren-Seth Shelby.
ABOUT BBIM CHOIR:
The Burning Bush International Ministries (BBIM) Mass Choir was founded in 1993 by Bishop Don William Shelby, Jr., under the direction of First Lady Bonita Shelby. Growing from just three members, to over 81 members in just over 20 years, BBIM Mass Choir has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including "First Place Winners" for three (3) consecutive years in the Detroit Gospel Showcase and Awards Choir Competition, Regional Winner (Detroit) and National Runner-Up in the How Sweet The Sound Gospel Choir Competition in Atlanta, Georgia (2008), and Regional Winner (Detroit) and Finalist in How Sweet The Sound Gospel Choir Competition in Washington, DC. (2010). In 2013, the choir was invited to audition for America's Got Talent in Chicago Illinois, and most recently was selected as one of twelve choirs from around the globe to take part in a live recording for the International Choir Showcase 2015 at the T.D. Jakes MegaFest in Dallas, Texas. Through prayer, consecration, and diligence, the BBIM Mass Choir has developed into a gospel music powerhouse! Their focus is to grow in grace and take the world by force, through the medium of music ministry for Jesus Christ.