Fifty Shades
of Grace

The Song of My Life...

Sonya chooses to focus on the joy of her life in Jesus Christ in her concerts. Audiences across the country are finding her enthusiasm to be contagious, and love her humorous, straight-ahead approach to an evening of music.  Whether it’s leading worship, singing for an event, writing a song, teaching kids to use their gifts for Jesus, or just simply sitting down at the keyboard to praise Him for His goodness, Sonya brings a raw, heart-felt emotion to every song she sings.

“It’s been an interesting journey,” Sonya reflects on her musical path through several decades. “Ministry is great. Making a record was a dream come true. Leading a congregation in worship is humbling and beautiful. Seeing God move and make everything come together is awesome. There is a downside, though.

Musicians…especially CHRISTIANS, have this ugly self-importance disease and can be very competitive. Everything is about being the best and being THE HEAD HONCHO

The way the music business is set up today, or even music ministries within the church, you are only as good as the number of records you’ve sold or the number of people that tell the pastor ‘we really liked the worship this week.’  NOBODY asks you if you’ve spent time with Jesus today.” 

And the other part is DIVA complex. I had been pumped up like this diva: big voice, big image. It was all about me, me, me!  But this is the problem with images. An image is a likeness of a person and a likeness is a resemblance, or a copy. An image isn't real. I on the other hand, am about as real as you can get. I am who I am-good and bad.  Sadly many people are more comfortable with the IMAGE than true authenticity.

The other part for me was the music was all sounding the same. Same style, same lyrics, same message. I didn't fit into any mold. I wanted to sing songs about Jesus...TO Jesus. I wanted to sing songs that were upbeat, fun...better than what the world has to offer. When leading worship, I found that so many of the songs talked about what WE get out of the relationship with God. They weren't talking about Him. Worship is about HIM...for HIM. I never could understand how we messed that up. It's okay to talk about what God is doing in us. But that isn't worship. Worship is ALWAYS to Jesus, about Jesus, for Jesus.

One of Sonya’s greatest joys comes from ministering to people:

“I love to point people to Jesus…the One who can TRULY change our hearts.” 

If you are interested in booking Sonya for your next event, contact her below for more information!