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Elder Tonya Hunter-Hurst

          Tonya Hunter Hurst is the youngest of five (5) children born to parents Bishop Tyrone and Dr. Juanita Hunter. She is currently married to her loving husband, Darryl Hurst, and resides in Greensboro, NC.

          Tonya received the call to ministry and answered God’s call in her early 30’s when she gave her initial sermon at St. Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church. Elder Hurst continues to actively serve as an associate minister at St. Thomas, but she has expanded her ministry beyond the four walls of Church. She is also a Professional Coach, licensed through the Fowler International Academy of Professional Coaching. Utilizing her call to the Gospel ministry and her training as a Life Coach, Tonya teaches empowering messages each week on her local Cable Network and works to engage with the surrounding community. She often organizes conferences and workshops meant to talk about and develop leadership, self esteem, among other things. Elder Hurst is on fire for God and has a passion for his people, and she is constantly seeking ways to better serve. She has completed her training as a Stephen Minister which has helped her develop skills as a leader in the ministry of outreach. In addition to her community-based ministry Tonya is also a published author. Her work can be found in the book, "The Power of Life Coaching," which is another testament to the holistic ministry that Elder Hurst is called to as it another tool that can reach people at the point of their need. Tonya is a member of the Women in Ministry network (WIMN) through Patricia King Ministries and she is continuing her education with Rhema Bible College Correspondence Courses. Through these ventures, Evangelist Hurst is hoping to gain increased focus on evangelism and leadership.

          Tonya’s passions are music and sharing the good news about Jesus’ love. She graduated from Patrick Henry Community College and went on to graduate from both Bethlehem Bible College and Living Epistle Bible College with degrees in Christian Leadership and Christian Education respectively. She loves travelling, spending time with family (often watching HGTV), and reading.