Naima Johnston Bush
Attempted Suicide at 14, Sexually Assaulted as a Teenager, Told
She Wasn't Good Enough to Sing at 18, Struggled with Eating Disorders in
College, Abused by Boyfriend at 22, Saved by Grace at 24, Broken Hearted and
Desolate at 30, Fulltime Minister and Recording Artist at 32, Delivered by The
Love Of Christ! More than a word and a song, Naima has a moving testimony to
share with you! With openness and humor Naima uplifts her listeners while
sharing with them the power and love of Christ!
A dynamic singer, speaker, educator and author, Dr. Naima Johnston Bush uses her artistic gifts to communicate the love of Christ across the nation.
Engaged in fulltime ministry, Naima travels the country sharing her
ministry with churches, religious groups, musical venues, educational
institutions and other social and civic organizations. Naima has written and
produced her debut album entitled, Everything, and is currently remixing
her sophomore album, This Place.
Naima is the author of Called To Sing, 13 Mistakes To Avoid When
Starting In Music Ministry, Dr. Nay's Random Life Lessons,
Go With What You Got; Dr Nay's Dream Development Manual, and her newest
book, Confessions of a Big Girl.
Naima serves as a contributing writer for several literary outlets and her piece entitled, "Drowning Is A TerribleWay To Die" is included in, The Sistah' Faith Anthology, edited by Essence best selling author, Marilyn Griffin.
Originally from New York City, Naima holds a BA in Sociology/Women's Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration and a PhD in Educational Foundations from The Ohio State University.
Naima is the founder of Broken Box Ministries, an organization with a mission to empower people to achieve their God given dreams using the arts and education. Broken Box achieves this through artist development initiatives, artistic evangelism, and creative educational programming.
Naima is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the largest African
American women's organization in the world, Indie Connect,
The Nashville Songwriter's Association International and ASCAP. Naima is a licensed minister with LifeFellowship International.