Yvonne Shaw migrated to the United States from the Island of Jamaica in 1981. After experiencing a tremendous sense of loneliness, she was led to the End Time Deliverance Center; seeking for something to fill the void in her life. Later that year she gave her heart to the Lord and was baptized with the Holy Spirit shortly thereafter while under the leadership of Elder Beckford.
In 1983, she became a member of the Gospel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church and served in various areas of the Youth Ministry under the leadership of Pastor Edwards. Her passion for missionary work created the opportunity for her to travel along the eastern corridor of North America and Canada in service to the ministry, which led to her elevation as a missionary by the late Overseer, Bishop Samuel Green.
Being led of the Lord, in 1992, she became a member of First Community Church of God under the then pastorate of Bishop Leo McDonald. Once again, her willingness to serve allowed her to be used in many capacities and led to her ordination as an evangelist in the ministry. As a Spirit led woman of God, Reverend Shaw always brings a relevant Word to the Body of Christ. She was instrumental in the planning to build an edifice for the Kingston, Jamaica branch church and continues to build the lives of many in that area by providing back to school supplies in collaboration with FCCOG.
Reverend Shaw has a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Psychology and an earned Doctorate degree in Theology from Liberty Hall Bible Institute. She is the founder of MOM (Mothers of Mephibosheth), a ministry that caters and advocates for the families and mothers of disabled children. She currently serves her senior pastor; Presiding Bishop Dr. David McDonald as an Associate Pastor and the Communications Liaison within First Community.
Recently, First Community and Triumphant Bible C.O.G merged and became a new ministry called First Community Triumphant Cathedral. Rev. Shaw now oversees International and Local Missions for FCT Cathedral. The Lord has blessed her with a servant’s heart and a love for her church family. She has come this far by faith, and today if you listen to her testifying, you will hear her say, “Can’t nobody do me like Jesus!”