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Reverend Yvonne Bonaparte Simmons Gregg

Rev. Yvonne Bonaparte Simmons Gregg arrived in this world blessed to be one of ten children born to the late Mr. Charles Bonaparte Sr. and the late Henrietta Gethers Bonaparte. She has seven brothers and two sisters.


She was educated in the public schools of Charleston County, Charleston, S.C. She graduated with honors from C.A. Brown High School. She attended Talladega University, on a four-year academic scholarship and again graduated with honors (cum laude) with a B. S. in Biology. 


She furthered her studies at the Medical University in the School of Allied Health Sciences in the field of Medical Technology. She is currently a retired Registered Medical Technologist from the Medical University of South Carolina.


In 2009 she received her Master of Divinity degree from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina.  


She is the mother of two sons, mother-in-law to two daughters-in-law, and grandmother of one grandson and three granddaughters. 


As of Oct. 21, 2018 she is the wife and First Lady of the Rev. Wayne Douglas Gregg, pastor of Graham A.M.E. church, Edisto district. She gained two daughters and one more grandson from this union.


She is currently the blessed servant pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Dorchester, S.C. where she became the first female pastor to serve. They celebrated their 150th Church Anniversary on Oct, 11 2020.She has served in WIM for many years. She has served as Edisto District Coordinator and currently serves as Coordinator of the South Carolina Conference Woman in Ministry, Vice President of the Charleston Area Ministerial Alliance and an Instructor on the Class of Admissions of the S.C. Conference Board of Examiners. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She recently became a lifetime member of the NAACP.


Her highest joy is that God has called, sent and anointed her to preach His Word.  The motto for Rev. Gregg is, “be all you can be in the army of the Lord.” She believes that there is no life aside from a life in Christ. She further believes that if f she can lead just one soul to the assurance that Christ makes the difference, then she knows that her living, her teaching, her witnessing and her preaching, will not be in vain.


Her favorite Scripture is:

Isaiah 53:5,” But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed

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