Thoughts in Between
Crystal R. Tolson is a native of Washington, D.C. She received her formal education in the D.C. public school system and later received a bachelor's of business administration degree in accounting from the University of the District of Columbia. Well known in the community, Crystal has been a youth advocate for many years and has served in such capacities as president of the PTA, member of the civic association and member of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission. She was the founder and president of Dinky's World, an entertainment organization for children. Crystal is well known in the metropolitan D.C. area as Dinky the Clown. She has traveled across the country entertaining crowds as a professional clown and motivational speaker. In this capacity she has had the opportunity to perform in hospitals for sick children, schools, homes and churches. Early in her career Crystal toured with a gospel play, God's Trombone, and had the opportunity to perform in major venues throughout the country. Crystal is a minister at New Home Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland, under the leadership of Pastor Bobby D. Hicks. There she also serves in the new member's ministry as a youth teacher and counselor. With her passion for advancing God's kingdom, Crystal received a master's degree in theology in 2015 and is currently enrolled in the doctoral program for ministry at Calvary Christian College. Crystal is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and has donated countless hours of public service. In addition, she has thirteen years of public service in the federal government. She is a diligent wife to Andre Tolson and proud parent of Diamond and Jasmine. Crystal honors her parents as her greatest role models. She is very devoted to her family and friends as she strives to seek God first in everything she does.