Evangelist LaTonya D. Sutton has a natural ability to cause a peace and assurance to come over those she speaks to. When you read something she has written you get the strong feeling that she has been peeping into your thoughts and struggles. The insight this woman has made her connection to the Holy Spirit of God undeniable.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, no one knew quite what to expect of her life. She was introduced to challenges and obstacles at her very first breath. Born prematurely, Evangelist LaTonya was given just 10 days to live. Fast forward nearly a half a century later and see what a miracle looks like as LaTonya continues to not only live, but thrive and take on new challenges daily as her assignment continues to expand.
I dare you to try to imagine what more than 46 years of living with Cerebral Palsy has been like for Evangelist LaTonya. Not only the physical challenges and limitations that were placed on her, but also the spiritual and emotional struggles that come with it. She is evidence that there is a grace that comes only from God. When nothing is expected to become of you and then God shows out through you and causes you to bloom and flourish.
Evangelist LaTonya’s life has been a daily testament and display of God’s precious glory, mercy and strength. She continues to defy every odd placed placed before her. The River Rouge native graduated from River Rouge High School and went on to successfully attend the prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan where this academic achiever successfully studied English and African-American Studies.
Evangelist LaTonya recently received a Certificate of License for Ministry/Evangelism. She is a contributing writer in several publications and has published her very first book, “Letters To My Angels: 100 Days of Love, Inspiration and Encouragement Vol. 1.” Evangelist hopes to become a Best Selling Author and a sought after Motivational Speaker like her idol Les Brown, whose work she admires and hopes to glean from. She has created a large and faithful following with her daily inspirational posts on Social Media. Many have come to look to her voice as one of comfort, strength and hope. The voice God has given her has proven to be powerful and life changing.
Marked by God from birth, being pulled from the jaws of death, Evangelist LaTonya describes God as her ‘best friend.’ While she has accomplished some amazing feats, her highest honor and most cherished accomplishment is giving birth to a beautiful son after being told that she would never have children. In spite of having Cerebral Palsy, Evangelist LaTonya was raised to be independent. She was thrust into adulthood and being on her own when she lost her beloved grandmother at age 18. God remained faithful to provide the support she needed, including the love and support of her dear aunt, Apostle Londen Winters of Londen Winters Ministries.
Evangelist LaTonya is interested in volunteering with charitable organizations. Like many with brilliant minds that crave a challenge, she enjoys doing crossword, word search and jigsaw puzzles. She is an avid reader, journaler, prayer warrior and plays computer games with her son.
This lover of vibrant colors, particularly, the color red, loves to dance! Within this woman lies the ferocity of a lioness who is courageous, protective and stronger than one could imagine. Evangelist LaTonya has an affinity for abstract art, which speaks volumes. “The more abstract, the better,” she says. Abstract art attracts the curious and the creative mind. It allows room for interpretation and it doesn’t box viewers into seeing something one way. It is fluid and adaptable. Evangelist LaTonya loves hearing people’s varying perceptions and views of what they see.
Horrified at the notion of an undertaking so huge like ministry, Evangelist LaTonya submitted to the call of God to minister to souls for Christ. She stands as a representative of God with great integrity, a role she sees as a serious responsibility that is also extremely rewarding.
Once hidden in plain sight, like Queen Esther, Evangelist LaTonya is being called out to save her people. As she constantly discovers new aspects of herself, she stretches and reaches out to minister to God’s people one soul at a time.
Evangelist LaTonya D. Sutton currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her son. She works as a full time mom, evangelist, speaker and writer. For information on LaTonya’s writings, books or speaking engagements, please email her @ firstname.lastname@example.org.