ShoutLife.com - a fresh approach to social networking
 
Interact with Naima
Send Shout-Mail
Send Instant Message
Invite to Group
Add to Friends List
Block User
Information
Online Status: Last On: Dec 7, 2012 - 11:30 PM
Profile Views: 37,386
Member Since: June 21, 2007
Location: Nashville, TN
ShoutLife Address: shoutlife.com/Naima
Website: www.naimajohnston.com
Genre: Inspirational
Record Label: Alabaster Entertainment
Group Members:
Naima


Influences:
Nicole Nordman, Nicole Mullins, Ci Ci Winans, Stevie Wonder, Ta Ta Vaga, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Randy Crawford





Naima
Quantcast
Sounds Like:
If Ce Ce Winans and Nicole Nordeman were sisters... I'd be the middle child. We Call It, "Urb-spirational Worship!"
Discography
Called To Sing, 13 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting In Music Ministry (2009)
Financially bankrupt, emotionally drained, doubting the calling of God, these are the words that describe the spiritual state that Dr. Naima Johnston found herself in after leaving her professional position as an educator to pursue a career in Christian music. After a year of reflection, prayer and surrender, Dr. Johnston is now rebuilding her ministry with great enthusiasm, faith and success. This book has been birthed from these experiences.


Geared towards independent Christian artists and those contemplating a career in music ministry, this manual addresses issues that many artists fail to recognize as potential problems that can stunt the development of their ministries. Covering areas such as booking, marketing, and faith, Dr. Johnston draws from her extensive personal experience as a "failure" to present a practical guide to building a music ministry.

Buy Called To Sing, 13 Mistakes To Avoid When Starting In Music Ministry Online

Dr. Nay's Random Recovery Life Lessons (2009)
New book focuses on recovery from a Christian perspective.

Buy Dr. Nay's Random Recovery Life Lessons Online

Dying To Know You - Special EP (2008)
Special EP - This Place

Buy Dying To Know You - Special EP Online

Everything (2003)
Bridging the gap between Contemporary Christian Music and Urban Gospel, Naima is a singer songwriter whose thought provoking lyrics explore life's hopes, doubts and disappointments while giving glory and honor to the never failing love of the Savoir.

Buy Everything Online

Groups
><>A.C.E.S of the World , Singers(La,La, La, La) , Aspiring Writers and Authors , BIGGEST GROUP EVER!!!!!!!! , Brand Nu You , Calling Group , Celebrating Women , Children's Book Writing , Christian Business Networking , Christian Credit and Finances , Christian Cruisers Club , Christian Entertainment Indust , Christian Metal Generation , CHRISTIAN MUSIC NETWORK , Christian Performing Artists , Christian Singers , Defend Marriage , DIVINE P.R.E.A.C.H.E.R.S. , Friday night Prayer night (Chr , God , Independent Christian Music , jasonslist , Kingdom Airwaves -Online Radio , LIBERATION MINISTERS , Nashville SL Ladies Fellowship , No Longer Weak , SCENTED CANDLE LOVERS CLUB , Selah Christian Coffeehouse , Shoutlife Weather Watchers , Solo Artists , The Heaven Party , United to Celebrate Life , WIN THE LOST AT ANY COST , Women of Wisdom , Work at Home Business Network , Worship Assets , ~~Prayer Team group~~
Have you checked out my newest blog - excerpts from new book - Confessions of a Big Girl! Check It Out!
May 4, 2011 - 1:18 PM

QuickLinks: About - Photos - Blog - Friends - Guestbook



About Naima





From Everything To Enough - The Testimony

Testimonies change as we experience life in Christ. We have our initial testimony of how the Lord reached out to us and we were able to respond, recognizing that we need Him in order to live now and eternally. There is the testimony of His extended grace, of His mercies, of His making a way out of no way, but in each season of our lives there is a new testimony that we stand on as we move from glory to glory.

I could tell you that I gave my life to the Lord in April of 1994 after my then boyfriend shared with me that he could kill me, hide my body, and no one would ever find me. How I gave my life to the Lord and was baptized at New Covenant Believers' Church in Columbus, Ohio and gained a firm biblical knowledge and foundation under Bishop Howard Tillman.

I could tell you about my education, my degrees in Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University, my Master's Degree from The Ohio State University in Educational Administration or my PhD in Education from OSU as well. I could tell you as a child all I ever wanted to do was sing and somewhere along the way I lost the belief in the gift that God had blessed me with. I could tell you how my low self esteem was nurtured by teachers who led me to give up my musical desires in 1990 only to be asked by the Lord on a beach in Jamaica in 1999 to re-accept the calling which cannot be revoked and leave my job at Wright State University to form Broken Box Ministries, a Christian Arts and Education Organization.

I could tell you how the Lord instilled in me boldness and confidence in Him by allowing me to be the Youth Praise and Worship Leader under the ministry of Pastors Tim and Leann Winton, then worship leader at the Lighthouse City of Refuge Christian Church and finally Christian Recording Artist. How I serve at my church as a member of the praise and worship team and as the Church Administrator. I could tell you that growing up I looked for love in all the wrong places, hid myself from the world as often as possible, how I have struggled and been delivered from eating disorders, suicidal tendencies and even now struggle with an intense desire to be hidden from view.

I could tell you how in November of 2001 the man that I wanted to marry shared with me that he did not feel the same way and in the brokenness a song was birthed that launched a ministry¬Ö the song is Everything. I could tell you about the multiple mistakes I have made in ministry, rushing too far ahead of the Lord, not listening close enough to the Lord, losing friends and material possessions and finding myself utterly alone in a deep dark valley.

But what I want to tell you is how I have learned that Jesus heals broken hearts and forgives past mistakes, He makes it clear that He deserves to be everything in your life and you must be content with that. In the darkest valley and at the height of my greatest mountains I have learned that Christ is truly there to take us in His arms and hold us, when we miss the mark and when we hit a homerun for His glory. Through all my loss, my blessings, challenges and hopes, for the first time I understand the Lord's unconditional love, His ability to see the entire picture of my life and His desire to do only the best for me.

What I've learned, what I love to sing and share is simply this, the awesome, amazing, Lord of Creation died just for me, and just for you and He is more then everything, He is simply enough!


Naima Johnston's Profile | Create Your Badge
Naima Johnston's Facebook profile













Naima
Quantcast
Photos
Photo Gallery Folders:
2009 Family and Friends (8), 2009 Ministry Pictures (3), 2011 Ministry Events (1), Baby Co Co Puff Is Here! (4), Great Events From 07! (16), My Wedding (4), The Wee Wee Monster (3)
Blog
Confessions of a Big Girl!   4/08/2011 - 8:33 AM
Excerpts from Confessions of a Big Girl by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush From The Introduction? But the direction came, write the story of my life, and I think who would want to hear about it? There is a blessing in obedience, by recounting it, maybe... (login or sign up to read more)
0 views - 0 replies
Sing It Girl!   1/13/2010 - 7:28 PM
I just took a spiritual gifts assessment that ranked my God given gifts in the order of strength. My number one gift? The gift of music! Not surprising at all. One of the most frustrating things about this time of illness is that I've not been ab... (login or sign up to read more)
10 views - 3 replies - Most Recent Reply: 06/10/10 - 7:41 PM
Dr. Nay's Random Life Lessons Learned in 09   1/03/2010 - 10:45 PM
Thinking back over the last year has caused me to think about the faithfulness of the Lord. With my health struggles, a major move even further away from my family, a loss of a relationship that was important to me, my father's retirement and a numb... (login or sign up to read more)
8 views - 3 replies - Most Recent Reply: 01/13/10 - 7:16 PM
Merry Christmas From The Wee Wee!   12/18/2009 - 11:37 PM
The Wee Wee Monster and I and a bunch of other folks who help make Broken Box the ministry that is, would like to wish you and your's a Merry Christmas. Check the short video message below - and if you'd like a free MP3 of the song - send me an emai... (login or sign up to read more)
9 views - 3 replies - Most Recent Reply: 12/26/09 - 10:11 PM
Still Waiting...   12/15/2009 - 6:47 PM
Waiting? most of us don't enjoy it. But for anything to be born, to be mastered, to be overcome, there must be a time of waiting. The Lord is good at letting us wait on Him and sometimes when I think one thousand years are as a day to Him, I can't he... (login or sign up to read more)
16 views - 5 replies - Most Recent Reply: 12/17/09 - 12:08 PM
Top Friends (3,658 total)
Broken Box Ministries
Harvest Sound
Soul Stirring Productions
~*~Jonna' Cottianna~*~might be moving!!!
dominic tristen
amanda
Leslie Anne
Paige Michelle
Andrew
Leslie K. Howard
Lisa Perry
Indieheaven
BW&LX - BloodWashed & Lady Xtreme
SPECIAL-T RECORDS
It's All About Jesus @ Fish Locker Cafe
Marilynn Griffith
Salted Cod Productions
Shelly
Tyora Moody
Dwan Abrams
Tha Represent'a
Sha'Wanda
Pastor Will Hagans Jr
Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
Recent Guestbook Comments (2)  
Jeffrey on 3/15/14 - 3:06 PM
Immigration to Canada is the process by which people migrate to Canada to reside in the country. The majority of these individuals become Canadian citizens. Canada is known as a country with a broad immigration policy which is reflected in Canada's ethnic diversity. Canadian immigration policies are still evolving. Citizenship and Immigration Canada has made significant changes to streamline the steady flow of immigrants.

Jack
Toronto Immigration | Toronto Immigration Company | Toronto Immigration Consultant | Toronto Immigration Service
Gary Revel on 2/15/14 - 11:47 PM
Music Review by Bob Wilson- Critiquing the Historical Significance:
35th Anniversary Release - THEY SLEW THE DREAMER

http://garyrevel.com/news/35th.html