Author/Book Spotlight – Min. Sonja Carney

Minister Sonja was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Her deliverance ministry, Prison 2 Praise, has carried her all over the world including London, Uganda, and Dubai as she desires to heal the brokenhearted and set the captive free. Her ministry ‘Prison to Praise’ was birthed from a 12-year drug addiction. During her mess, she never lost sight of the messenger – Jesus Christ!!!

In her drug addiction, she would leave the crack house singing, “His Eyes are on the Sparrow.” After a while, she found it difficult to get high because people no longer wanted her to sing and recite scriptures to them. One night Minister Sonja had a Damascus Road experience, and she cried out to God to send her to jail until she could change. After that night, she went to jail for a six-month sentence, which turned into a three-year prison stint. It was in prison that God broke the stronghold of crack that was over her, and she surrendered her life to Christ. She later became the director of the Victory Voices Choir, an all-male-inmate choir that traveled to different churches to sing praises and give their testimonies. The Victory Voices is also the organization that began the Ministry relationship with Atty John Price(the same District Attorney that sent Min Sonja to prison in the late 90s).

In 2006, Minister Sonja served as an Assistant Pastor for one year at Greater First Street Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Norris P. Johnson in Nashville, TN. She has participated in outreach efforts as well. She is a motivational speaker and travels throughout the country encouraging others. Minister Sonja believes that she was delivered from drugs and living in the streets to help someone else become healed, delivered, and set free. She lives a life devoted to assisting those who want to make a positive change in their lives. Minister Sonja is the author of ‘From Prison to Praise’(her life story of being an overcomer) and ”I am a Woman Empowered’!

She has an Associate’s degree in Theology from Emmanuel Baptist College. She is a licensed ordained minister, currently serving as Associate Minister of Cedar Grove Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee under the leadership of Elder Monte Lester. Minister Sonja is an alcohol and drug counselor. From 2012-2014 She was also the overseer for the states of Tennessee and Alabama for Grace Abundant Life Ministry (G.A.L.M). She is a certified tax preparer and owner of AuthentiQ Tax (over 15 yrs.)& AuthentiQ Business Solutions.
MinisterSonja is the wife of Perry Carney and mother of Divon and Sontoya Crutchfield, Step-Mom-in-love of Latia Sneed, Perry II, Peri & Anthony Carney! She resides in Murfreesboro TN.

She is a Dynamic Preacher & Motivational Speaker and can be reached at FromPrison2Praise@gmail.com or call 629.207.3937 for Preaching, Teaching, Motivational Speaking, and Conference engagements.
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From Prison to Praise is my personal transparent testimony on how God can turn your midnight into day. Our sufferings can turn into a success story.

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