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Reverend Dr. Derrien Bonney

Pastor Bonney previously served as pastor at New Olive AME Church in Avon Park before coming to Greater Hurst Chapel. Rev. Dr. Bonney has been in the ministry for 22 years and has been pastoring since 2006. He has served as pastor at Mount Gilboa Missionary Baptist Church in Bartow, Florida, New Mount Zion AME Church in Lake Hamilton, Florida, Greater Mount Zion AME Ch.UfCh, Sebring, Florida and New Mount Olive. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree in International Business from Florida Southern College. He also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Florida A&M University College of Law and recently completed a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree in Management from Saint

Leo University.


He is currently in seminary studying towards the M.Div degree at Moody Bible Seminary. The owner of his own business strategy consulting firm, The Bonney Consulting Group, Rev. Dr. Bonney currently teaches Advanced Civics at Lake Gibson Middle School in Lakeland, Florida. He has been married to Arthi Fernando Bonney for 19 years and is the father of three daughters, Imani, Nia, and Arielle.


Accomplished poet and writer, Rev. Dr. Bonney enjoys family life and serving the community.