An anointed singer, songwriter, worship leader, author and speaker, Dr. Naima Johnston Bush uses her artistic gifts to encourage her audiences to live a life of exuberant joy, powerful prayer and sincere gratitude while sharing practical life lessons to assist them in living their lives in the center of God's will.
Engaged in full time ministry, Naima travels the country singing and speaking for various groups, sharing her powerful and life changing stories. After an abusive boyfriend declared he would kill her, hide her body and make sure no one ever found her, Naima gave her life to the Lord and is now on a mission to help women find wholeness in Jesus.
Singing since she was a toddler, Naima has created an entirely new musical genre that reaches across cultures, spanning Contemporary Christian Music, Urban Gospel and Worship. She is a singer/songwriter whose thought provoking lyrics explores life's hopes, struggles, blessings and disappointments while giving glory and honor to the never failing love of the Savoir.
With a PhD in Education from The Ohio State University, Naima uses her educational expertise in training and development and musical gifts to serve as an empowering guest artist, speaker, dynamic minister and educator for churches, colleges, conferences, seminars, retreats, women's groups, businesses, educational organizations, Stonecroft Ministries, recovery groups, youth and community entities.
Naima has written and produced her debut project entitled, Everything, her sophomore offering, This Place and her newest CD, The Deeper Project. Traveling the country ministering and performing extensively has brought Naima a legion of fans in states such as: Georgia, Kentucky, Kansas, Wisconsin, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, Missouri and Indiana. She is also 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, Confessions of a Big Girl;Reflections on Fat, Faith and Femininity and her newest book, Lessons From The Back Seat or How I Learned To Be A Wife.
With a powerful testimony of overcoming low self esteem, food addiction, broken relationships and now facing a life changing medical diagnosis, Naima has chosen to embrace life fully with a joyful heart, a thankful spirit and rooted in prayer. Her greatest desire is to teach others to do the same.