MIT Yolonda A. Paden

YolondaPadenYolonda Adell (Bostic) Paden was born August 6, 1984 in Greenville, SC to Greg Neely and Shelton N. (Bostic) Shaw. When Yolonda’s mother married the late Haskel Shaw she became the oldest of five siblings.

Currently Yolonda is a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church where Emanuel Allen Duncan is Pastor. She has been given leadership over the Women’s Ministry where her mission is to help & seek out hurting women of all ages. Yolonda is also a minister in training with a mission to take the Word of God to the lost.

While attending Gethsemane Yolonda met her husband and ministry partner. On December 5, 2009, Yolonda married Antoine Donte Paden who was a longtime friend.



Yolonda served as a Mechanical Designer at Selee Corporation in Hendersonville, N.C. She served the company for a year and 11 months to help engineers with designs, projects, reports, and computer software.

MIT Yolonda oversees the Women’s Ministry at Gethsemane Baptist Church where she can help aid and assist women in need. Yolonda enjoys the women coming together as a one and celebrating the victory women have overcome. Yolonda Paden also has customer service skills that she has gained from previous job experience and training. She feels that customer service is a great quality to have when interacting with different types of people.


J.L. Mann High School Greenville, SC – Diploma 2002

ITT Tech College, Greenville, SC – A.S. Drafting & Design 2012

Soft Skills

Tennis, Kickball, Listening, Reading, Research, Traveling, Any Outdoor activity

Spiritual Skills/Gifts

Teaching, Preaching, Helping, Praying, Discernment,

Tech Skills

Tutoring, Teaching, Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Public Speaking, Beginner French


Women Ministry – Yolonda feels the need to help hurting women and build up women to be the woman that God would have us to be.

Youth Ministry – Yolonda enjoys teaching, and working with the youth. Yolonda Teaches the youth during Sunday School and every other Wednesday night.

Sermon Archive

Gethsemane Baptist Church

Gethsemane Baptist Church