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Hey Now!


Thanks so much for dropping in! We are Authors and  Empowerment Speakers. Our mission is to replenish, nurture, and encourage spirituality through a relationship with the Most High God.  Because our faith is the foundation we live by we are Bible-based, Bible-teaching, and Bible-speaking using a  practical approach to keep it simple. 


B4LM was established in 2008. Our writing represents a renewed reality in respect to the Word of God by presenting familiar passages of scripture in hopes that readers are empowered to apply it to their lives and by Faith, receive the promises of God. We utilize a practical writing method that make our books familiar and easy to read. Moreover, we believe that by writing outside the box of the Christian norm, we are not defined or confined to the Christian genre.  Our books are strategically written to  reach readers who want to personalize and embrace their Spirituality over Religion, and for readers who desire to be proactively progressive in their relationship with God. Therefore, it is our prayer that our books enlighten, inspire, and are relatable  tools for our readers to have a closer walk with God. 

Be Blessed!

The Rev & Lady Shannon

Reverend D.A. Whitney

Reverend D.A. Whitney is a Brooklyn, New York native. He moved to the Westcoast in California as a young man. The Rev is no stranger to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  His initial training began under the tutelage of his parents, both Ministers of the Gospel who instilled in him a foundation of the Word of God and faithful stewardship. 


In 2008, The Rev became a licensed Minister of the Gospel, co-founded Blessed 4 Life Ministries and co-authored his first self-published book. Blessed 4 Life Ministries encompasses Kingdom Building, life-coaching and marriage counseling.


The Rev and his wife went on to author seven books. He can be found on podcast radio everyday of the week co-hosting a syndicated podcast called, “Chatting With The Whitney’s” and his own podcast, “Let’s Be Blunt With The Rev.”


The Rev is a dynamic speaker and confident in proclaiming the Word of God. The Rev received additional licensing in Evangelism & Outreach and Lay Leadership. The Rev is also an esteemed recipient of the Shirley Chisholm Certificate of Appreciation for the Congressional Arts Competition in New York City, as well as numerous other accolades



The Rev is well known for serving the local community at large in Christ Jesus` name. The Rev is the truest definition of a community preacher, spreading the Good News from California to New York, and everywhere in between. 


He can always be found singing gospel hymns whenever he preaches because he believes that hymns stirs the soul.


The Rev and his wife Shannon have four children and three grandchildren.

Lady Shannon Whitney

Shannon Whitney is a native Californian, currently residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. Shannon is a wife, mother, speaker, author, artist, creator, motivator, game-changer and trailblazer! In Ministry, she is an Intercessor (prayer warrior) and Messenger. 

As an author, Shannon utilizes the platform to inspire, motivate, minister and present the Gospel with contemporary swag. Shannon and her husband have co-authored six books as self-published authors and are Founders of Blessed 4 Life Ministries (B4LM).

Shannon is a seeker of knowledge and truth. Therefore, she has a self-proclaimed PhD from the University of LIFE. Shannon also has certification in Evangelism and Outreach, and Lay Leadership from her Faith Community. However, Shannon is unorthodox and freely displays a strong confidence in what the Most High says about her! She does not and will not conform to the act of legalism (man-laws) within the faith community. Therefore, Shannon's messages will intentionally disturb your thoughts and challenge you to think independently to trigger a self-proclamation to do better, feel better and be better! Shannon shares this unorthodox evangelism on her blog page, at

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