Pastor Alfonzo Toney Sr. is the Lead Pastor at SOAR Church’s Atlantic County
Campus in Richland, NJ. He handles administrative / executive duties at SOAR AC and at the
main campus in Woodbine, NJ.
Alfonzo has college experience at Atlantic Cape Community College and Delaware State
University. He has served in ministry for 20 years as a Deacon, Youth Director,
Media/Production Director, and as Administrative Pastor at SOAR Church for the past 6 years.
Under the leadership of Pastor Thomas Dawson Jr., Pastor Toney has been instrumental in the
growth and expansion of The SOAR Church. He has played a major role in the development and
implementation of several ministries and initiatives.
Pastor Toney is active in his community as a member of the Coalition for a Safe Community,
and the NAACP, and serves as a role model, mentor and advocate for all whom he comes in
He and his beautiful wife of 12 years, Malieka, have been blessed with a blended family, which
includes 4 wonderful children (Danielle, Terrance, Timothy, Alfonzo Jr.) ages 30– 8. Alfonzo
and Malieka both grew up in South Jersey and are excited about the community they
plan to serve.
Alfonzo has a passion for serving, teaching, and preaching God’s Word. And also enjoys
technology and sports. Malieka, who is a Food Service Director by trade, is passionate about
photography, social media, and has a heart for leading younger women.
Together, they will faithfully serve God, His church, and their community, with passion, love,
honesty and integrity.