From Prison to Praise — life lessons and more

Evangelist Sonja Vaughn Brown (courtesy photo).

Evangelist Sonja Vaughn Brown. (courtesy photo)

Evangelist Sonja Vaughn Brown is not just another author of a hard luck, prison to praise, general jailhouse story.

She literally practices what she preaches and teaches to others whenever opportunity permits. After a few rough patches and wrong turns, Sonja landed in a Tennessee women’s prison and was written off by many from there.

The horrors of cocaine addiction, prison time, loss of family, friends and all who once believed in her, combined with some mean street, hard-knock lessons may have even left Sonja wondering what was coming through the proverbial hoops next.

But her belief that God would carry her through both the rickety and stable walks of life allowed her to hang on until help arrived. Sonja Vaughn Brown is a sincere woman of God, serving him as an evangelist, carrying the message of hope in all that she does in her personal and business life. Life has taken her from the walls of a lesson-teaching, grey prison to the pages of her autobiography (From Prison to Praise) and into the numerous cities, states and countries to witness solo via her ‘Beauty Behind Bars’ ministry.

A Tennessee resident with her home office in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Evangelist Brown continues to expand her operations throughout Nashville and beyond. She is a licensed accountant and certified tax preparer teaching the value of a dollar to others about how to be good stewarts of their money. Her company ‘Authentic-Q’ offers free estimates and free preparation of taxes “with their parent or guardians.” Living the dream continues as the founder/CEO of Authentic-Q Hair Collection provides stable employment for others through her business endeavors.

The journey, which laid the groundwork for her hair collection, took her beyond the 50 states and into the heart of Dubai. Evangelist Brown has learned humility from her path in life and believes that everything she has and will gain on this earth is because of God.

“Walking in the new footsteps and using the life which I’ve been granted is due to his grace and mercy. Without him, I am nothing,” said the multi-tasking believer.

From prison to praise, to teaching and preaching valuable life lessons and providing a good word and jobs for others, Sonja Vaughn Brown takes life one day at a time.