Inspiring, Anointed, Beautiful and Peaceful are some of the words often used to describe Pastor Sonja Elise Freeman who was inducted in Integrity Beauty Women of Excellence Lifetime Ambassador! She was honored to serve as the 2011 Inaugural Integrity Beauty Woman of Grace and 2013 National Spokesperson for Integrity Beauty Women of Excellence. Integrity Beauty Women of Excellence Christian Women Network is for Christian Pageant and Professional Women who would like to share their life’s testimony to others by creating a platform to assist misguided people to be inspired toward accepting Christ into their lives.
She is the Executive Director of P.I.N.K. Diamonds Dream, a Life & Career Coaching and Mentoring organization, Pastor/Founder of Divine Voices World Ministries, a music and encouragement ministry, and Associate Minister at First Step Ministry Church of Christ Disciples of Christ in Brooklyn, NY under the spiritual guidance of Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Pastor. She is driven by her faith in God, love for serving others and sharing her gift of encouragement to all who meet her! An ordained minister, psalmist, award-winning toastmaster, plus model/beauty queen and empowerment specialist she has great passion to assist all she meets to shine resplendently and become FLAWLESS like diamonds! Think P.I.N.K.Possibilities I Now Know is her motto!
“Diva’s Diamonds: Words to Inspire, Empower & Encourage is my ministry and personal testimony from residing at the Pacific Garden Mission’s The Gospel League Home Women’s & Children’s Shelter in Chicago, Illinois to my family trying to commit me in the Harris County Psyche Ward in Houston, Texas because they did not understand my “Crazy FAITH Walk!” I hope to motivate and inspire people to strive for their dreams or vision to become a reality, but not to compromise their peace through motivational speaking, teaching, blogging, pod casts and song. God’s GRACE is always sufficient to get you through anything,” says Pastor Sonja Elise
A proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University system, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance with a minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design. She continued her studies at Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Composition-Music Business. She also received a Leadership Certificate as a member of the 2009 Charter Class Inspire Women Leadership Institute at the Dallas Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. She has been a Guest Speaker/Psalmist at Rice University Music Department, New York City Department of Education, Houston Independent School District, University of Houston-Central Campus, Texas Southern University/Choice 90.9 FM,Take Your Sister 2 Lunch Women's Luncheon, Annual Women's Empowerment Conference, Church of Christ Disciples of Christ Northeastern District Assembly Women's Conference and Chosen To Change The Atmosphere Ministries 5th Annual Conference.
She presently produces as Executive Producer/Star for Divine Voices Media her weekly “Wednesdays In The Word” LIVE on Periscope @Divas_Diamonds at 11 am CST/12 noon pm EST, Diva's Diamonds Radio on BlogTalkRadio.com and NYC Jazz Fans Decision Award nominated Broadway Bound “Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Tour.
"Since I came into the IB ministry I have learned that I am a precious child of God..I am what God says I am..not what everyone else says! I want to be an example for Jesus. So that means to love my enemies and to be bold in the face of adversity as he gives me wisdom to speak. I cannot make choices for anyone else. But I can plant seeds along lifes way while here on earth. I believe if we at IB come together in one mind and of one accord God will add the increase. Sincerely Yours in Christ"
- Sherry Stegall
Integrity Beauty Woman of Excellence, 2011