Bishop (D) Shines, a Chicago native, began ministering in the Cook County Correctional System in Chicago, IL as an evangelical minister licensed by the late Bishop D. Husband (Churches of God in Christ). He has earned a degree in Computer Science, a Bachelor Degree in Theology, and a Master Degree in Divinity. In 1987 he became founder of Glory To Glory Ministries. The ministry has since transcended denominational, cultural, and ethnic boundaries. Throughout the country, Bishop (D) Shines has been featured in various leading newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio broadcasts as a leading prophetic voice. This call upon his life has positioned him to be called upon to minister prophetic insight into the lives of key spiritual leaders, top athletes, entertainers, and governmental officials. Bishop (d) Shines had a zeal for God’s people to know Him in a greater and more personal way, rather than solely through human emotions. In May 2002, he began teaching a basic theology course to train leaders in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida area. The curriculum focused on the Patristic Period and the impact that the First through Fifth Century Fathers of the Church had on our global society. As a result of the consistent weekly Bible teachings, the attendance to these classes grew steadily in number during the first year. Saturating his desire with prayer, God began to clearly speak to him and it became apparent that God was leading him to shepherd this newly assembled flock of believers as their Senior Pastor.
Glory To Glory Ministries is now located in the inner city of Tampa, Florida. Over the past five years, this congregation has grown tremendously because of the anointing that God has placed on Bishop (d) Shine’s life. Pursuing God’s vision, Glory To Glory Ministries currently has filed the formal papers for the establishment of a charter school, which will have an emphasis in both law and finances.
Bishop (D) Shines has three children.