Minister Shevalle T. Kimber

First Lady

Shevalle Turner Kimber, a native of New Haven, CT, was born to the late Rev. George Ralph Turner, Sr. and to Deacon Elma Turner. She is the youngest of 4 siblings. She is a product of the New Haven public school system, whereas, after she graduated from high school, she attended the Amore Institute of Hair Design, and has been a successful licensed cosmetologist for over 25 years and was forced into early retirement in 2009, after an injury to her right hand.

Dr. & Mrs. Kimber

Shevalle served as president of My Sister’s Keeper Inc. Ministry of the First Calvary Baptist Church where they hosted semi-annual community health fairs, sponsored annual scholarships and maintained a food and clothes pantry, just to name a few. Shevalle also served in the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, Christian Leadership School, where she taught computers in the Life of the Church. Shevalle is also a graduate of the Christian Leadership School and holds a diploma in Biblical Studies. Shevalle is a Certified Dean of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. of the Sunday School Publishing Board. Shevalle is the first African American in the history of the State of Connecticut to serve as a Commissioner for the State of Connecticut Examining Board of Hairdressers, Barbers and Cosmetologist. Currently, Shevalle is a proud student at American Baptist College of Nashville TN, where she is in pursuit of a BA in Behavioral Studies. She also serves as President of Vashti Sisterhood of American Baptist College.

Shevalle is married to Rev. Dr. Boise Kimber, Pastor of the First Calvary Baptist Church, in New Haven and Hartford, CT. She is the proud mother of Ronald, Shevalle and Savion and the grandmother of Sean and Tristan Turner. Shevalle enjoys reading, eating and Zumba. Shevalle’s favorite scripture is Galatians 8:31: “what, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”