Pastor Toni Burt, affectionately known as "Pastor T," is a self-proclaimed “saved thug” from Detroit, Michigan. As a licensed minister, she is a firm believer in equipping the body of Christ to have a real relationship with God with a strong emphasis on faith and perseverance.

A registered nurse with specialty training in critical care, she has been married to Dr. Orlando Burt for over 30 years and is the mom to three children, Erin and Ian, and Tazzy the chubby cockapoo.

Pastor Toni serves as the co-pastor of Word of Faith (Hattiesburg/Gulf-Coast campuses) and Faith4Life Jackson. In addition to family and ministry responsibilities, she is the co-founder and Vice President of the Word of Faith Christian Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

In 2009, she received the Strong Women Award for Leadership. This award, presented in partnership with Wesley Medical Center (now Merrit-Wesley), Comcast Spotlight and Lifetime Television honors women who inspire others to take action for the common good.

Pastor Toni also leads Word of Faith & Faith4Life women's ministries, "Women of Virtue."