Dr. Tony Mason was born in Petersburg, Virginia to Ruth N. Mason and the late Herbert L. Mason. He credits his paternal grandmother, Carrie McNear and his mother, Ruth Mason as being powerful influences in his life. His life was impacted significantly by his grandmother, Carrie McNear. She made an indelible impression through her ability to articulate the stories in the Bible. His grandmother’s wisdom and anointed prayer life served to strengthen and guide him in the Word of God. Dr. Mason enlisted in the United States Army, after he graduated high school and faithfully served for over twenty years. He is a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
In 2005, Dr. Mason had a supernatural encounter with God. This supernatural experience proved to be a turning point that transformed his life. Dr. Mason was admonished by God to fully surrender his life and submit to greater accountability in the areas of holiness and sanctification. Dr. Mason also received a prophetic confirmation concerning his call to the ministry.
On January 2006, he was licensed as a minister of the Gospel and ordained as an Elder in September 2007. Dr. Mason and Prophetess Joyce Mason responded in faith to answer the call of God after faithfully serving in their previous church for a total of 13 years. On October 9th, 2009 Dr. Mason and Prophetess Joyce Mason launched Touch by the Word Ministries in their home with just six members. Dr. Mason is first and foremost, a servant-leader, ordained by God, called to shepherd His people. He’s anointed to teach and preach the Word of God with power, simplicity and relevancy.
His educational achievements include a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Piedmont International University, Winston Salem, North Carolina (May 2020); Master’s of Arts in Religion with a concentration in Church Ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary and Graduate School, Lynchburg, Virginia (March 2010); Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from NOVA Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale Florida (February 2005) ; Bachelor of Science of Business Administration (2000) from Columbia College,Columbia Missouri.