Antoinette G. Alvarado is the Co-Pastor of Grace Church International established by her husband and Senior Pastor, Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado. She has served her local church in various leadership capacities. Dr. Toni, as she is affectionately called, assists Bishop Alvarado in the development and training of pastors, elders, deacons, and ministers of Grace Church International. She also serves as Vice President and Dean of Students at the Greater Atlanta Theological Seminary, a ministry of Total Grace Christian Center.
Dr. Alvarado has studied at various seminaries and universities and earned several degrees, including an Associate of Arts (1996) and Bachelor of Arts (1998) in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia, a Master of Divinity (2003) with an emphasis in Christian Formation and Discipleship from the Church of God Theological Seminary, in Cleveland, Tennessee, a Doctor of Ministry degree (2008) in Leadership and Renewal from Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a Master of Theology (2009) in Preaching from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (2013) from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
Her professional and educational awards, certifications, and honors include: Leadership & Renewal Award Regent University School of Divinity (2008), Outstanding Graduate Award Regent University Doctor of Ministry (2008), Who’s Who Among University and College Students (2008), Delta Epsilon Chi National Honor Society of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (2008), Pentecostal Ministry Award Church of God Theological Seminary (2003), Who’s Who Among University and College Students (1998), Student of the Year Award from Beulah Heights Bible College (1998), Beta Eta Beta Kappa Honor Society Member (1998), Standard Teacher Diploma of the Evangelical Training Association (1998), Certified Leadership and Life Coach with Lifeforming Leadership Coaching in Virginia Beach, Virginia (2005), Certified Professional Coach Trainer (2010), and Leadership Rockdale Class of 2015.
Dr. Alvarado served as a Leadership Resource Consultant for the Black Women in Ministerial Leadership Program (BWML) for the Interdenominational Theological Center, and Leadership Coach and Seminar Facilitator for the Bonner Scholars Program at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served as an adjunct professor and guest lecturer in several colleges and universities, such as Beulah Heights University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Howard University, Regent University, and Pentecostal Theological Seminary.
With a divine call and passion for the advancement of women, Dr. Alvarado has been privileged to serve as a speaker and workshop presenter for several national and international women’s conferences. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of My Sister’s Keeper Foundation for Women, a leading influential organization focused on
“Moving Women from Average to Excellence” in their educational, personal, professional development and pursuits.
Dr. Toni is the author of Run and Not Be Weary: The Pursuit of Purpose and Destiny, A Woman’s Heart Devotional Series, and Stoking the Fire of Your Dreams. She has also written several articles and sermons for such publications and periodicals as Gospel Today Magazine and the African American Pulpit, and participated in many interviews and documentaries on the topics of Coaching and Mentoring Relationships, Leadership, Marriage and Family, and Women in Ministry. She co-authored Let’s Stay Together: Relationship Strategies for Successful Marriages, with her husband Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado.
Dr. Toni and Bishop Alvarado are the proprietors of Targeted Living Coaching & Consulting, LLC, a personal, professional development, and publishing company. They are the proud parents of three children, Johnathan Elliott II, Joshua Elisha, and Ariel Antoinette. Together they enjoy the benefits of a wholesome marriage and family