Pastor of Grant Chapel AME Church Rev. Sonya J. McIntosh

Rev. Sonya J. McIntosh, Pastor

Rev. Sonya J. McIntosh is married to Donald McIntosh, and they are the proud parents of two children, Deion McIntosh of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Destiny McIntosh of Greenacres, Florida. Sonya and Donald reside in West Palm Beach, Florida, happily married for 19 years. Sonya retired from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff on January 12, 2018, after 28 years of dedicated service, and was assigned to the Court Security Detail of the Palm Beach County Courthouse.

Sonya matriculated through the Palm Beach County school system and furthered her education by attending Palm Beach State College and Edward Waters University Climb Program. Sonya attended Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in ministry on May 6, 2019. Sonya is currently enrolled at Payne Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity and will graduate in the spring of May 2022.

Sonya started at St. James AME Church in Pahokee, Florida, where she attended alongside her grandmother. From this start, the foundation of faith in God was established. Under the leadership of Patricia Wallace, Sonya later moved her membership to Harvest AME Church in Pahokee, Florida. On March 16, 2018, Rev. Wallace was reassigned to St. Paul AME Church in Ft. Pierce, and Rev. Robin-Dixon Floyd was assigned to Harvest AME Church. 

Rev. Sonya McIntosh and First Gentlemen Donald McIntoshRev. Sonya McIntosh and First Gentlemen Donald McIntosh

While attending, Sonya served as the Youth Advisor, the Steward board, and the Pro-Tem; she taught Bible study and Bible Discovery for the Adult. Sonya served as a Stewardess and on the Evangelism ministry. Sonya became a Licensed Exhorter in the AME Church in 2006 and accepted her call to preach in October 2015. Sonya continues to allow God to cultivate her, mold and make her into what He wants her to be. 

Sonya was ordained an Itinerant Deacon by Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson at the 129th session of the 11th Episcopal District South Annual Conference on September 26, 2019. On September 18, 2020, Rev. McIntosh received her first pastoral Assignment by Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson to Grant Chapel AME Church, Lake Worth Beach, Florida. Rev. McIntosh currently serves as Pastor of Grant Chapel AME Church. The work is all divine.

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