Antoinette Alvarado

D.Min. ‘08

"Empowering women and strengthening marriages."

Dr. Antoinette “Toni” Alvarado not only has the academic credentials of someone well respected in academic circles, but also has the ministry background to garner the admiration of the many people she serves as co-pastor of Total Grace Christian Center (that she co-founded with her husband, Jonathan) in Decatur, Ga. In her leadership role at Total Grace, Toni has been involved in worship, pastoral care and counseling, women’s ministries, spiritual formation, and providing resources for the needy in their community.

In addition to serving on the faculty of Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Toni is also the founder and CEO of My Sister’s Keeper Foundation for Women, an organization dedicated to moving a diverse community of women from “average to excellence” by offering resources for gift assessment, goal setting, life coaching, peer mentoring and balanced living.

What’s more, she and Jonathan run a coaching, consulting and publishing company called On Target Living LLC. They recently co-authored and published a book entitled, Let’s Stay Together: Relationship Strategies for Successful Marriages. Before that, she authored two books on her own: Run and Not Be Weary: The Pursuit of Purpose & Destiny and A Woman’s Heart Devotional Series.

Toni credits the School of Divinity for giving her an incredible sense of clarity concerning her call to develop women and leaders for Kingdom success in the ministry and marketplace. She and Jonathan are raising three amazing children, Jonathan II, Joshua and Ariel, in their home in Conyers, Ga.