Monique Shanks is a native of Lexington, KY. on October21, 1983 to District Elder James and Diana McDonald. She is a devoted member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church, where her father is the pastor. She has a beautiful 2 yr old boy who is the love of her life. Monique is 33 years old and has been singing since she was about six... She started out singing with various choirs and then started a group with her sisters called the voices of praise. Voices of Praise sang together for many years. Her love for music and singing continued by singing with various groups from different denominations around the city... Always being in the background help strengthen her voice to later become a lead vocalist and praise and worship leader. She is currently the praise and worship leader at Jabez Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Lexington Metro Chapter. She also does studio background work for various underground artist around the country. In all her years of singing she has shared the stage with James Moore, Joe Pace, Tonex, Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, Tonya Baker, Ricki Dillard, Kurt Carr, Nikki Ross, Tremaine Hawkins, Beverly Crawford, Meaghan Williams, Jason Nelson, Todd Dulaney and many more.
"Singing and music will always be apart of my life and I thank God for the talent he has given me and vow to not bury it but continuously multiply it." Matthew 25:13-30