Dr. Yunati Shahid

Dr. Yunati Shahid is the Founder and Senior Pastor of The ALtAR Worship Center located in the heart of Houston Texas. A creative pastor, noted author, and sought after conference speaker, Dr. Shahid is recognized widely for his leadership, creativity, and bold approach to ministry and life. He has a passion for making the complex, simple as he speaks truth to people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday lives.


Dr. Shahid is a native of Wilmington, NC and is the father of two wonderful daughters. He has said many times that he has the great fortune of being the husband to Lady Pasha Shahid who is the Co-Pastor of AWC. Dr. Shahid served under Apostle Jimmy L. Dantzler, Founder & Pastor of Living Victory Church & Ministries of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Shahid served under his direct leadership for countless years in many capacities faithfully including serving as Maintenance Director, Jr. Deacon, Media Director, & Asst. Elder. He launched his first ministry out of those efforts. After launching that ministry he was led to begin a work in Atlanta, Georgia. As Lead Pastor of one church and Interim Pastor of three additional churches as well as  overseeing an additional four he never left his serving roots behind continuing to serve, witness, and evangelize throughout the south-eastern USA and the nation-at-large.


Once again God Moved upon Dr. Shahid to launch yet another ministry and God quickened his spirit to place the churches into the hands of his Assistant-Overseer, and sent him back into his first work of serving and evangelizing which soon lead him back to South Carolina. He began at a storefront church in Orangeburg, South Carolina where Gods Glory was manifested, lives where changed, and people were healed and delivered. In themidst of all of this Dr. Shahid branched out to Tampa Florida and Launched a church in Lakeland, Fla. Years later God shifted him to Houston Texas where The Altar was born.


Affirmed as an Apostle In 2009; Dr. Shahid is a Spiritual Advisor to Pastors, Prophets, Evangelist, Bishops, Apostles, and many others. Dr. Shahid is a man after Gods Own Heart and for His Perfect Will. He is a loving and warm person with the spiritual and natural wellbeing of others always on his heart and how to win more souls to the Kingdom of God. No Task is ever to large or small in his eyesight. He believes everyone deserves to be treated with love, respect, and given daily encouragement. Dr. Shahid is grateful to God for his beginnings, for all of the in between, for where the Lord has him now, for what He is doing in his life, and yet to do.


Dr. Shahid Has Earned Four Undergraduates Degrees; He Has Earned His Masters Of Business Administration; He Has Also Earned His Doctorate Of Theology As Well As His Doctorate In Philosphy. The Significance Is All The Diagnosis Said He Would Not Make It Beyond The Ninth Grade, but God!!!