BELONG | To a community journeying together

               BEHOLD GOD | Collectively in worship and prayer

               BECOME FREE | Be transformed into His likeness

               BE SENT | In the power of the kingdom

|What to Expect|

To be honored, loved, encouraged and highly valued

To come as you are and be edified, equipped, activated in your gifts

To experience Koinonia – “Authentic Fellowship”  with God and others

To learn how to stand on the Word and obey it

To function and grow in your spiritual gifts and calling

To learn how to hear and discern God’s voice “Rhema words”

To ascend in worship & descend with prophetic prayer and decrees

To share what God is speaking to you with others

To absolutely surrender your life to God

To be asked to serve, lead and share your story with others

Shekhinah (Shuh-Khee-nuh) International is a network of Christians committed to a lifestyle displaying the manifest presence of God, in both practical and spiritual ways. We advance His kingdom in our region, state and the nations. Our teams reflect the 5-fold ministry model Apostle Paul mentions in Ephesians 4:11-12 and are comprised of leaders from multiple churches who are passionate about equipping Christians to walk in purity, power, and their God-given purpose. We welcome the gifts to function in honor, order and humble submission to Holy Spirit and one another. Journey WITH us! God wants to do great exploits through you.

Be Beautiful You!

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When the Stakes are high, bow down low.”

Beth Moore

“98% of people who come to the Lord have come through a friend or relative not great programs or events. We are called to be making disciples daily.”

Rick Joyner

“When we keep God in first place, everything else falls into place.”

Joyce Meyer

“Angels and authorities are already in submission to Jesus in heaven. We need only reinforce the reality of His kingdom here on earth.”

Joseph Prince

“The best way to honor past accomplishments is by building on top of their breakthroughs.”

Bill Johnson

Our Dream Team

“Jesus, knowing their thoughts, called them to his side and said, “kings and those with great authority in this world rule oppressively over their subjects, like tyrants. But this is not your calling. You will lead by a completely different model. The greatest one among you will live as the one who is called to serve others, because the greatest honor and authority is reserved for the one with the heart of a servant. For even the Son of Man did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone, and to give his life in exchange for the salvation of many.” – Acts 20:28 

The Dream Team is comprised of servant hearted leaders who are passionate about building up the church – “Ekklesia” or “people” with Jesus and with the elders.  They are passionate about bringing the whole gospel of the Kingdom of God to the nations.

Brent Chapman has traveled the nation as a professional musician for over thirty years. His primary APEST gift is “Shepherd.” He is passionate about seeing the body of Christ worship authentically and excellently. He coaches and  encourages our worship leader and coordinates our Deborah’s Arise annual conference and assists with conference planning. His musical expertise, shepherds heart, natural networking gifts and life experience cultivate cultures of creativity, courage and joy!

Favorite Quote: ”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

Lyra-Akina Cummings retired from the navy as a war games coordinator. Her APEST gift is “Shepherd”  Lyra is a gentle, kind, gracious and servant-hearted leader. She is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Development and works for a local community college as a marketplace minister. She is especially passionate about providing spiritual and practical help for people in need. She currently functions as our hospitality coordinator and a member of the worship team. 

Favorite Quote: “Be the hands and feet of God!” – Stephanie Butler  

Kamille Butler has a heart for the nations. Her Primary APEST gift is “Teacher” She was trained through YWAM (Youth With a Mission) and spent six months in Lusaka, Zambia sharing the gospel of the Kingdom in 2018. She has a pure heart and is on fire for the Lord. She has a passion for preaching the gospel and worshiping prophetically. Currently she functions as a worship leader, teacher and outreach coordinator.

Favorite Quote: “And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord and I will be the glory in her midst.”  – Zechariah 2:5 

Jacqueline Dominguez is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Social Work. She has a passion to see people reach their destinies and be fully restored. Her primary APEST gift is “Prophet” She is passionate about leading the Ekklesia into worship that brings them into the very throne room of God. Jackie currently functions as our worship team leader, teacher and writer of our curriculum companion guides. 

Favorite Quote: “Just do it!” –Nike  

Jaden Butler serves on various worship teams in the city. He loves the word of God, entertainment and sharing the gospel with the lost. His primary APEST gift is “Evangelist” He functions as a worship leader and teacher in our gathering. He is a marketplace minister who regularly shares the gospel and the hope of Christ with those around him.

Favorite Quote: “I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious.” –Albert Einstein  

Jamaar Brown loves extravagantly.  He serves faithfully on MSU Campus sharing the gospel and the hope of Chris with everyone he meets. His primary APEST gift is “Apostle”  with a secondary gift as “Evangelist.” Jamaar is passionate about reaching the lost and helping the body of Christ successfully love those who are far from God. He is a worshiper in Spirit and Truth and brings his whole heart to everything he does. His smile lights up a room. He functions as an “Evangelist” in our gathering, serves on the worship team, and also preaches and teaches classes.

Favorite Quote: ”When it feels like life is knocking us down God is really helping us to walk out Victory.” – Jamaar Brown

Todd Wilson has a quiet strength about him. His APEST gift is “Prophet” and he often shares words with the leadership and in the weekly gatherings. He has a love for Israel and a fierce desire to see the unborn protected. He has worked in construction for eight years and is our goto guy for the building and grounds. Todd serves as our Sound Technician and Grounds Coordinator. He is a servant of servants and is always quick to take care of others. 

Favorite Quote: For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18

Cami Rapson is full of life and brings a unique perspective to the team. She has and extensive background in both the medical and technology fields and has studied deliverance ministries up-close and personal the last several years.  Her primary APEST gift is “Prophet.” She currently functions as the Online Broadcast Coordinator and Onsite Medic. She has a passion to see people delivered from the torment of the enemy and encounter the pure love of God.

Favorite Quote: ”Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped.” – Jack Hayford

Our Prayer Warriors

Our Verse: “See, I have appointed you today over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” – Jeremiah 31:28.

This team leads a group of prayer warriors from multiple churches. As dreams and prophetic insight are given they travel the state, nation and the world to pray as directed bringing the tangible love of God and breakthrough to cities world-wide. They desire to see the church in cities bring the fullness of the Kingdom of God. This team is honored to be affirmed and commissioned in their callings by the First Nations Leading Apostolic Couple in our state.

Our Elders

“So guard your hearts. Be true shepherds over all the flock and feed them well. Remember, it was the Holy Spirit who appointed you to guard and oversee the churches that belong to Jesus, the Anointed One, which he purchased and established by His own blood.” – Acts 20:28

This team sets our kingdom culture and ensures that all we do aligns with the heart and word of God. They equip the body to absolutely surrender to Christ and receive all the fullness of His Grace to remain in His love and obey His word. 

Stephanie Butler
Stephanie ButlerSenior Apostolic Leader
Stephanie has ministered the word of God since 2005, powerfully sharing the revelation of Christ with those desiring to know Him more fully. Currently, she is the Founder & President of both the COGL Network and the Women of Glory Prayer Network. She is also an  Advisory Board Member for the National Day of Prayer for Michigan and affiliated with the Heartbeat Coalition. Stephanie is ordained by Patricia King and her Women in Ministry Network.  She is also an author and a leadership coach who works with regional pastors, NPO’s, government officials, and community leaders, to create a unified approach to advancing the kingdom of God in Lansing Metro and coaching other city leaders to do the same.

Favorite Quote: “Our love of God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays.” – Andrew Murray

Laura McMurtry
Laura McMurtrySenior Prophetic Leader
Laura has been a minister of the word since 2007 and our prophetic leader since 2012. She is a government leader who is privileged to have kingdom influence across the state of Michigan. She serves as a Member of COGL Network’s Government Team, Patricia King’s WIMN Network, and is the founder of Metamorphosis Consulting. Currently, she is an elder ordained as a prophet for Shekhinah International, who functions prophetically in the region and the state. Also, Laura is the author of a prophetic blog entitled On Eagles Wings. Read about what God has shared with her on the latest blog entry On Eagles Wings.

Favorite Quote: “If you want to go fast, Go Alone. If you want to go far, Go Together!” – African Proverb

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Breakout Sunday Every 4th Sunday No Service

719 East Grand River Lansing, MI 48906