Apostle Tonya Y Verbal International Ministries

Apostle Tonya M. Verbal

Pastor & Prophet

Tabernacle of Joy Ministries, Inc.

Tonya Yvette McCann Verbal was born in Morristown, New Jersey; where she attended the Morris County Public School System. Upon graduation from Morristown High School, Tonya was recruited for the School of Music at North Carolina Central University, where she served as one of the featured soloist for the Touring Choir, under the direction of the late Dr. Charles H. Gilchrist. During those years she attended the Mount Calvary Holy Church where she was ordained under the leadership of then Pastor Deborah Y. Obie and the late Vice Bishop Emeritus Frizelle Yelverton.


In 2001, God called Apostle Verbal to the Tabernacle of Joy Ministries, Inc., where she is involved in the following ministries: leader of Women of Character (Women’s Ministry). Additionally, she oversees the Intercessory Prayer Ministry and Wednesday Night’s Bible Study-Power Points of Learning and Enrichment to strengthen the body. Apostle Verbal is a dynamic psalmist and evangelist who has preached the Word of God at Women’s Conferences in states from Maryland to Florida.

In October of 2002, Apostle Verbal married her friend of some many years, Apostle Mark Quinton Verbal. On January 6, 2007, Apostle Tonya Verbal was installed as Co-Pastor of the Tabernacle of Joy Ministries, Inc. Durham, North Carolina and now serves as Pastor of Tabernacle of Joy Ministries, Inc.

In 2009, Apostle Verbal founded Total Transformation Ministries; this ministry was organized to help mentor ladies between the ages of 7 to Adulthood to discover and prepare them to be launched into their destiny. Fulfilling her passion to love people, she also began a fellowship of Pastors wives that offers an opportunity for these co-laborers to give each other love, support, prayer and sisterhood through a monthly gathering titled A Coming Together. A Coming Together has since transitioned to a Women Fellowship Ministry, which meets twice a year in the spring and in the fall. A Coming Together Fall gathering has been held in Orlando, FL, and Myrtle Beach, SC. In January of 2015, Apostle Tonya Verbal launched her Covenant Sister’s Supporting Sister’s prayer conference call, which is held every Monday Night at 8:30pm.

Apostle Verbal has accomplished quite a few of the plans that God has ordained for her life, and there are yet more to come. Even now the Lord is re-directing Apostle in different areas of her life as she makes plans to write her first book that has a theme of healing and overcoming. She understands that promotion comes from God and He is changing her into who He has ordained for her to be. On April 25, 2010, God added Prophetess to her mantle through a confirmation service held at the Tab and on January 9, 2016 during her celebration Apostle Verbal was affirmed an Apostle in the body of Christ.

A few trials and tribulations we must go through, yet God will keep speaking to our spirits what he shall do in our lives. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.