Pastor Toni Bunch was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the daughter of Wayne Stanley Brown and Margaret Smith. At the age of eight years old, the late great Pastor William Smith baptized her at First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church. After her baptism, she was blinded but she later regained her sight after being touched by a Mother of the Church with the gift of healing.
Pastor Toni has been blessed to successfully continue her education by attaining four degrees, Business Management, Human Services, Physical Distribution Logistics, and Early Childcare Development. She received her Chaplaincy Certification from Wishard Hospital under the instruction of Father Robert Lyons.
While living in Atlanta, Georgia she became a member and served at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Eddie Long. It was during this time Pastor Toni received and accepted her call from God and began her Ministerial Journey as a true Servant of the Most High God. She entered and completed her Ministers In Training (MIT) under Bishop Long and was blessed to receive her Minister’s license to preach the Gospel from New Birth.
Pastor Toni obeyed the voice of God and returned to Indianapolis in 2005 where she united with Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and was ordained by Pastor Gary Sellars.
While working under the leadership and tutelage of Pastor Sellars Minister Toni was instructed by God in the year 2007 to begin a church where she would serve as Senior Pastor. God instructed Pastor Toni to name this Room in His Earthly Church “Lilies of the Valley Christian Church”.
In February of 2005 Pastor Toni birth Precious Gifts Visionaries Childcare Ministry in which she served as Chief Executive Officer. Pastor Toni is the mother of five wonderful beautiful children; one son, four daughters and one granddaughter and one grandson.
The most delightful time of her life has been serving God’s people from cradle to grave and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ through every God open door. She strongly believes and proclaims that “As Children of God we must learn to live life for later and our today will be greater!”