Shirley Nero, is a dynamic woman of God that humbly serves with her husband in ministry. Growing up in Clinton, Louisiana, Apostle Shirley was raised in a Christian home by both of her parents. She devoted her life to God at a very young age and became baptized as a member of Galilee Baptist church.

Graduating from East High School in Clinton, Apostle Shirley continued her education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a major in Business Education. God ordered her steps where she worked as a secretary for 2 years and was still very active in her church.

She was united in marriage with Apostle Sam Nero and the two have formed an awesome union. They are the proud parents of 4 girls, Shirmanda, Shirlonda, Samantha and Samone. Nevertheless, God still had an awesome assignment for the both of them. She followed her husband to Minnesota where she worked at Honeywell for 5 years as a keypunch operator and secretary.


In Minnesota, Apostle Shirley still remained faithful to God's leading, guiding and His direction. She attended New Hope Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota for 13 years under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Kneely Williams. Once again, being very active in the church, she continued to serve on the Christian Board of Education, Mission Board, Director of the Children's Ministry, Member of the choir and a teacher. After serving at New Hope Baptist Church for 13 years, she obeyed the Lord's guidance to go to Living Word Christian Center in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. There she served as a Care Pastor and a teacher of a bible study group. Her and Apostle Sam served there until God called them to plant Church of New Life Christian Ministries in South Minneapolis. 


Apostle Shirley is a humble, obedient servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who has a passion for working with children of all ages. She was a daycare provider for six years as well as a Sunday School and Youth Teacher. She also worked with Lyndale Neighborhood Association in setting up summer programs for youth. In addition to that, she was the Director of Kid-Stuff Program as well as other programs in the community.