Pastor Tonia D. Leavy
Rev. Tonia D. Leavy is the second of three children born to Jean and the late Edmond David Sr. She is married to Gregory Leavy, and they recently celebrated their 20th anniversary on June 22. She is the mother of Shaquontai and Tyler as well as the grandmother of Nah’la Sarah and Charlie Mackenzie. Rev. Tonia currently has her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a Minor in Management.
Rev. Tonia has been in ministry for fifteen years. She started in ministry as an Exhorter (2007) and throughout her years was elevated from a Local Preacher (2009) to an ordained Local Deacon (2011) all under the leadership of Dr. Rev. Lynwood H. Leverette Sr. In 2015, she was ordained as Local Elder under the leadership of Presiding Elder Kevin J. Agee and her pastor Presiding Elder Patricia Degrafenreid. Her ministry consists of being the Director of Evangelism, previous advisor with the Youth and Young Adult Department, a member of the Women’s Ministry and Director over the Youth and Young Adult department at Mt. Pisgah CME Church. In July 2023, Rev. Leavy was the newly appointed Pastor of Williams Chapel CME Church located here in the Shenandoah Valley.
Pastor Leavy's favorite song is “I Love the Lord”, and favorite scripture is Roman 8:28-31 because she is persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate her from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.