Tonja Ricks is a Rocky Mount, North Carolina native. The wife of Ronald Ricks jr. and mother of five beautiful children. Tonja has an education in Criminal Justice through the University of Phoenix. She is accredited with a certificate in Theology through Eastern Carolina Christian College & Seminary. She is a Deaconess and Youth Ministry leader at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Rocky Mount, NC where the pastor is the honorable Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Walker. Having involvement in the community in the PTA at her children’s school and organizing events at Ebenezer. To name just a few, Easter celebrations, Back to school events, hallelujah night, The Angel Tree Christmas event and assisting with the clothes closet and food bank. She has a passion for the community and hope for change.
"None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful." – Mother Teresa
Tonja's philosophy, You Only Fail If You Quit!"