Pastor Sonjia B. Dickerson
Sonjia B. Dickerson is Pastor of the Dayspring Family Church located at 618 N. Belt Line Road in Irving, Texas, where her husband Bishop Kevin Keith Dickerson is Senior Pastor. The ministry was founded in 1994 and is designed to cross denominational, racial and ethnic barriers. The ministry is dedicated to directing families to Jesus Christ and teaching them how to be equipped and available for service in the work of the Lord.
Pastor Sonjia received her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. The completion of her Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies, as well as Doctor of Ministry, was at Texas University of Theology (formerly Vision International University). She has attended the Calvary Cathedral Bible School, John Maxwell Leadership Training Institute, and has attended The Joint College of African American Bishops Helpmeets’ Session for eighteen years. Pastor Sonjia is currently working on her Masters of Christian Leadership Degree at Criswell College.
She serves on various community boards and coordinates the Dayspring Women’s Conferences, which continue to impact the lives of many women each year. During her seven-year tenure at the Tarrant Area Food Bank, she served as the Kids Café Director and established more than 20 after school feeding sites for at-risk children. Those sites continue to serve more than 1600 children a hot evening meal on a daily basis.
Pastor Sonjia is the Founder and Executive Director of C.L.A.S.S. Inc., (Cultivating Leaders Achieving Scholastic Success). She established C.L.A.S.S. to address the dropout rate in the state of Texas by annually applauding the accomplishments of students graduating from High School. The program provides students with leadership development training and awards a monetary scholarship to each graduate. To date, one-hundred fifty-two scholarships have been given to students.
Pastor Sonjia is the 2015 Singing Pastor of the Year for KHVN Radio in Dallas, Texas and has five music projects available: Faith For The Journey, In His Presence, Continuously Praise, and Word of God Speak, and her recent project The Best of Sonjia B. Dickerson-Music That Inspires. She also has six book releases, “Faith Through The Changes of Life”, “Magnificent Marriage”, “Prayers For A Magnificent Marriage, Speak The Promise and Not The Problem”, “Moving Forward”, “It’s Your Time” and her new book release “The Mordecai Effect”. Her music releases, preaching messages as well as her books, are available at amazon.com and sonjiadickerson.com.
She is a woman of foresight and capability, accompanied by a great love for the people of God. She maintains a busy preaching schedule and ministers with enthusiasm and captures the heart and mind of the hearer. She speaks a sound word with a lively style that allows for the move of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Sonjia’s ability to usher in the presence of God to a waiting audience is nothing less than the anointing of the Lord.
Pastor Sonjia B. Dickerson is the mother of three, Kevin II, Cherese, and Faith, and the spiritual mother to the members of the Dayspring Family Church. She has been married 34 years to Bishop Kevin Keith Dickerson, her sweetheart.