Michael Dottin is a conference speaker, worship-pastor, songwriter, keyboardist, and contributing writer. Since 1988, he has been communicating the Word of God with conviction, clarity, and a sense of humor. He believes the Ministry of Music is one of the most vital ministries in the local church because it parallels the proclamation of the Word of God. He is a member of Abundant Life Church, located in Cambridge, MA.
He is the Founder and President of Michael Dottin Ministries; a ministry that equips worship and arts teams with teaching and training that promotes effective ministry. The ministry team hosts an annual event called, See His Glory Worship & Arts Conference.
In addition, the ministry hosts a forum on Unmasking Spiritual Abuse in the Church; it addresses the problem of clergy abuse and offers biblical guidance, hope, healing, and resources to help victims overcome.
Michael and his wife Joanne have two children; Taisha and Aaron.
Antoinette M. Ferrara is the founder of Chenaniah Music Ministries, Inc. Based in Providence, Rhode Island; Chenaniah is focused on equipping ministry leaders for service in their local churches. She has been a member of the Michael Dottin Ministries Worship Team and a Worship Conference Workshop Facilitator for ten years. Antoinette is Worship Leader and Choir President at Congdon Street Baptist Church in Providence, RI, and has also served as Treasurer for three years.
In addition to music ministry, Antoinette is active in Christian Arts as Business Manager and Actress for Inspired By Grace (IBG) Productions, a Providence-based Christian production company. She has been cast in several stage plays and one movie (2014).
I’m currently the Executive Pastor of Campuses at Grace Fellowship Church, in Albany, NY. I’ve been here for 10 years with my wife, Melissa, and our four beautiful kids: Sydney, Austin,
Cooper, and Sawyer.
Prior to my role here at Grace, I served at Bethany Church, in Greenland, NH for 11 years as Worship and Young Adults Pastor, during and after my M.Div studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
I’m a pastor’s kid, missionary kid, and church-planter’s kid. My heart is to see the people of God live in the holiness of God.
"My philosophy has always been: serve in the 'sweet spot' of God's anointing, and allow Him to develop you in an area that needs growth. My family and I will always go where God needs us. "As for
me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"
If you told me that I would've been a worship pastor for 11 years, I would have kindly laughed. But God saw it fit to use me to transition a church from a liturgical/traditional worship style to a contemporary style. If you told me that I would take on a lead pastor role at a multi-site church, I would have kindly nodded my head with disbelief underneath. But God saw it fit for me to take on a role of leadership.
Where God would move me next? I don't question it any longer. I just go. "God doesn't necessarily call the fit ones to ministry, but He fits those whom He calls to ministry." I believe that with every fiber of my being.”
Janine received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and an MBA Degree from the Graduate School of Management at Simmons College. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity Degree at Andover Newton Theological School. She is also a graduate of the Eagles International Training Institute where she received her license as a dance minister. A licensed preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, (AMEC) she currently serves as the Director of Liturgical Arts and is a member of the ministerial staff at St. Paul AMEC in Cambridge Massachusetts. Janine is the International Director for the Eagles International Training Institute (EITI) where she was mantled as an Apostle to travel to the nations to teach, preach and equip the saints for works of service in the Kingdom.
Janine is married to Reverend Rodney E. Dailey, an Elder in the A.M.E. Church. They have been married for 23 years and have three beautiful children, Amara, and twins, Rodney II and
Sidney Burton, Jr.
Sidney Burton Jr., has been blessed with over forty Years in the entertainment and information technology fields. In the arts he worked with groups performing R&B, Soul, Jazz and Gospel music
live and in the studio. As a sound engineer and road manager, he worked in venues holding from 50 to 50 thousand people in the Caribbean, England, Switzerland, The United States and Canada.
In 1990, Sidney started working in the information technology field. He worked his way up from IT Call Center agent and Technical Aid in a Boston Community Center’s After School program computer lab to Director of Management Information Systems for a Boston based Social Service Agency with over 200 staff and three data centers.
In 1987 Sidney was saved and called to Kingdom work at Twelfth Baptist Church In Boston Massachusetts, there he serves as Director of its Audio Visual Ministry and IT departments. He also starter a company SBurton Services through which he provides consultation and support services for a number of churches and faith based organizations. In 1996 he started Churchlne.com, a website with the motto “The Online Church Bulletin," Churchline.com offers free postings of Church events and announcements.
Sidney has been married 26 years to his wife Denise and together they have three children and three grand children. It is with deep gratitude that he shares the knowledge and experience that the Lord has allowed him to gather. It is Sidney’s hope to encourage, challenge and empower fellow kingdom laborers in using media and technology tools to make ministry more efficient and effective for the individual and the Kingdom of God.
Shaunielle A. McDonald is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill, MA where she began singing at the age of 6 with the children’s choir. Currently, Ms. McDonald directs Redemption (2002) (Calvary’s choir for teenagers), Calvary’s Youth Choir (2008), Calvary’s Mass Youth and Teen Choir (2010) and the Brooks School Gospel Choir (2001). Under Ms. McDonald's direction the Brooks School Gospel Choir has both hosted and participated in the Greater Boston REJOICE Gospel Fest for several years. Ms. McDonald has performed with a number of large choirs including Boston University’s Inner Strength Gospel Choir (1994-2001), The New England Conservatory’s Millennium Gospel Choir (2000), The Gospel Night at the Pops; under the direction of Maestro Charles Floyd and has served as an accompanist and director for Calvary Baptist Church Music Institute Choir alongside Mr. Finley Lanier (Cleveland, OH). In 2005 Ms. McDonald directed the Youth and Teen Choir for the UBC Convention for affiliated churches in MA, NH & RI.
In addition to solo work with Boston’s historic Black Nativity production (2000) and solo work at churches throughout New England, Ms. McDonald has performed on programs featuring local gospel artists including, Dennis Montgomery, III, Dennis Slaughter, David Coleman, Donnell Patterson, Meyer Chambers, and the late John Ross. In addition, Ms. McDonald has performed on programs with nationally known Gospel artists including Richard Smallwood, Tramaine Hawkins, and Freda Battle.
Ms. McDonald was a founding a member of Confirmation (1999 to 2012), a Boston based gospel recording ensemble under the direction of David Coleman. Confirmation has recorded and released five albums.
She loves the Lord and is grateful for His faithfulness towards her: always remembering that “all things work together for the good of them who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.”
Ms. McDonald currently resides with her family in North Andover, MA on the campus at Brooks School where she is employed as the school’s Director of Diversity Initiatives and Director of Community Service.