The breath of God is the glory upon the face of Tonya Blount and when you first meet her it is her heart, compassion for humanity and love of Christ that immediately draws you into her presence.
At the tender age of 12 she accepted Christ, her servant’s heart immediately kicked into gear, steering her not only to sing in the church choir but to lead also. Tonya developed a passion for singing and playing the piano. Many of the Elders intuitively referred to her as an “old spirit” seeing her growth was beyond her years.
After overcoming a violent marriage, Tonya found herself raising her children with her now late former husband on her own. She later wrote a memoir to leave as a legacy for her children but God had a different plan, one of long life, restoration and conquering.
With a new lease on life and a firm grasp on GOD the recipe to allow innovation was birthed and transformed “The Legacy” document into her debut novel, “Leaving the Wilderness”. It became an overnight success propelling her as a sought after speaker and taking her across the country ministering to thousands/hundred of women. As she walked closer to GOD revelatory information for several more national best selling books came. Her most recent book, a memoir, “The Price I Paid for This Anointing” was released in May 2011. Her sixth book, “Waiting Your Turn” will be released in early in 2014.
“HE brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.” Psalm 40:2
Tonya, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God loves introducing people to the God of her life. She is zealous about revealing the secrets of Heaven while directing hearts to our Father, all the time celebrating the cross. The beloved woman of God is a transporter of God’s love and glory and has been graced with an apostolic, prophetic and worship mantle upon her life. The Lord has blessed and cultivated Apostle Tonya with a unique and incredible voice that opens up the portals of Heaven. She is a woman of indomitable faith who is called to lead people into deep intimacy with the Heavenly Father. As a surrendered vessel, God utilizes her in a peculiar way; ministering under a heavy anointing of healing and deliverance with the manifestation of special miracles; this vessel is still paying the price to live a supernatural life and has been disciplined and discipled for such a time as this.
Tonya attended Anointing by God Seminary Alliance in Brooklyn, New York, received her doctorate and was simultaneously ordained as an Elder at her graduation in June 2009, and was ordained as a pastor and under the leading of the Holy Spirit birthed and opened the doors to The Church With No Walls. Tonya was consecrated an apostle on February 2011, under the leadership of Apostle George Akalonu, International Ministers Fellowship (IMF) which spans throughout 101 countries. Apostle Tonya served as IMF – New York State President from February 2011 through October 2012. She is apostolically submitted to Apostle David E. Taylor, Joshua Media Ministries International. Apostle Tonya is a trailblazing visionary of popular annual conferences such as “Walk in My Shoes,” and “An Esther Gathering.”
In addition, she is a successful businesswoman. She was the former Editor-in-Chief of “Having Church for Women” magazine. In 2004, she founded Leave the Wilderness, Inc., an organization dedication to abused women and their children. Using her God-given vision of contribution and a decision to utilize her talents she brought transparency and efficiency to battered women and their children working with countless organizations and churches, as well as, partnered with New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg in an effort to further eradicate domestic violence.
Apostle Dr. Tonya Blount continues to direct her attention to philanthropy, and donating her time and resources to charitable, cultural, and educational causes. She has been blessed to be featured on BET, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Voice and many others. Additionally, she has appeared on many television and nationally syndicated radio stations. Her greatest joy is spending time with her Heavenly Father, assisting the people of God and visiting her adult children. With all of her achievement, education and success she recognizes that all of it is nothing without GOD it wouldn’t be possible without JESUS and there is no power without the HOLY spirit!