The perfect team —in addition to the many people who are a part of Sonflower, we are so thankful for the founding leadership God has provided.
Pastor J. Rea Holliday and Mary Lucy Holliday are the founders of Sonflower Ministries. They are both licensed Christian counselors and therapists with over 60 combined years of ministering the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
J. Rea Holliday, Founder
J. Rea Holliday is the Pastor and Spiritual Director of Sonflower Ministries. Since its inception in the fall of 1994, Pastor Rea has been actively directing Sonflower Ministries and its outreach of retreats, Bible studies, discipleship, counseling and crisis intervention. He has also served for more than two decades as a Prison Chaplain in both Fulton and Cobb Counties in Georgia. Pastor Rea and his wife, Mary Lucy, have been married for 50 years. They enjoy serving the Lord together and mentoring individuals to be all that God created them to be.
Mary Lucy Holliday, Founder
Mary Lucy Holliday is the Executive Director of Sonflower Ministries. She is a Bible teacher with an evangelistic heart. Her “rubber-meets-the-road” real life experiences bring women of all ages a message of hope. Her background of working with women through retreat ministry, counseling, and previously owning an image business in Buckhead has given her a heart for women. Mary Lucy is a “SO THAT” woman and teaches the “SO THAT” Principle as found in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.