Life Empowerment Deliverance Ministries
ABOUT THE MINISTRY
Our Motto: “The Best is Still Yet to Come”!
Life Empowerment Deliverance Ministries is a church about SOULS and building on the solid Rock – Jesus. We are a nondenominational church (on the go, grow and know) located in Miami Gardens Florida. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. We believe that “tongues” is a gift and it’s NOT a prerequisite for salvation. We believe in Prophesying/Prophetic Utterances and operating in the Supernatural. We also believe in letting the people of God express themselves in whatever way they may feel comfortable. The HEART of our church is comprised of Love, Prayer, Praise, Worship, Intercession, Deliverance, Giving, Fellowship and Unity. We flow according to the move of the Holy Spirit – He is in charge. If you are used to a program and a dead end church, you will not feel comfortable at Life. We believe in discipleship and advancing the kingdom of God through Salvation, the Word of God, along with Networking/Business Opportunities.
With the vision to inspire and reach the lost at all costs, Life Empowerment Deliverance Ministries was birthed & founded as the Holy Spirit inspired Apostle/Prophetess Katrika (Hamilton) Sterling to establish a great work for the Lord in the Miami Gardens area. The ministry was officially organized as a non-profit church on October 11, 2012. The first formal church service was conducted in June 2012 in the Miami Gardens, Florida region. The church has continued to grow and is presently located at 1406 N. Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, Florida 33020.
As the Lord continues to build & expand the vision and Apostolic mandate of Apostle Sterling, we look forward to the further progression of the ministry globally.
And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
- Acts 24:7
Apostle Katrika Sterling
EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Passion,drive,resiliency is all that embodies Professor Sterling. Her vision is to propel, empower and inspire the next generation of speakers, teachers, and entrepreneurs, leaving a sustainable roadmap towards professional development. She’s a “say it like it is speaker” – BOLD (Beyond Ordinary Life Dreams).
Professor Sterling graduated from Miami Carol City with a full ride to multiple universities, but chose to stay local, to continue her academic studies. In 1994, she successfully completed an Associate of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from Miami Dade College.
In 1996 and 1999 she earned a Bachelor’s and Master of Arts degree with Honors in the field of Communication from Florida Atlantic University. While attending the university she taught as a teaching assistant for two years. Professor Sterling continued her collegiate studies taking courses in Educational Leadership at Florida International University.
Professor Sterling recently was a key speaker for annual Theodore Gibson Oratorical Competition at Miami Dade College, the panelist for the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program and will speak at the annual Goombay Festival this event is slighted to be a VIP event for dignitaries such Congresswoman F. Wilson, Bahamian Consulate, MDC administrators, City Commissioners, the Mayor and others alike. Professor Sterling is a sought-after motivational speaker, radio personality and workshop facilitator.
She has facilitated workshops for organizations and churches namely Children’s Service Council, Camillus House, Better Way, Women’s in Distress, Department of Children and Families Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Life Empowerment Deliverance Ministries, New Life Worship Center, North Miami Avenue Church of God, and her very own Miami Dade College plus a host of other organizations and ministries within the USA. Internationally, she’s ministered in Africa, Canada, Bahamas, Atlanta Jamaica to name a few.
Professor Sterling’s soon to be best seller - “Motivate Yourself to Impress: How to Make
Em love ya and Pick ya” – has touched the hands of almost every young person attached to Miami Dade campus. She is currently writing her second book, Say it Like This: Seal the Deal!
Additionally, during her tenure, she has coached the Theodore Gibson Oratorical Project for the pasted 18 years where she offers her expertise in oratorical delivery.
This project exposed youths to a wide variety of African American poems and prose pieces.
For the past three years she has collaborated with Upward Bound teaching public speaking; hosted the Black History Showcase for the past 20 years at Miami Dade College; and participated in numerous committees to help students see that “opportunity can change anything.”
Ministerial Background Experience
Apostle Katrika Sterling was born on February 17, in Grand Bahamas and relocated to Miami at the age of 8. She grew up in Carol City and attended Carol City Senior high graduating top of her class. Attaining two full scholarships, she furthered and completed studies at Miami-Dade College and Florida Atlantic University respectively. In 1994, Apostle Sterling successfully completed an Associate of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from Miami Dade College. Following in 1996 and 1999 with a Bachelors and Masters of Arts with Honors in the field of Communication from Florida Atlantic University. Currently she is enrolled at Florida International University pursuing her PhD in the field of Educational Leadership. She has two wonderful children, Raimah and Elijah.
At the tender age of 10, Apostle Sterling surrendered her life to Jesus Christ. At 20 years under the hand of the Holy Ghost she began the prophetic walk. Apostle Sterling has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over ten years. Her ministry extends throughout North America in the United States and Canada. As well as Jamaica and the Bahamas. God birthed Life Empowerment Deliverance Ministries, through his vessel – Apostle Sterling in 2011.Firstly for six months in her home, then moving to its current location in Miami Gardens, Florida. Apostle Katrika Sterling is gifted by God, to operate within the gifts of, the five-fold ministry.
Out of the need, for the people of God, to encounter His genuine presence, filling with the Holy Spirit, and seeing God’s power in our daily lives, was Apostle Sterling's calling was birthed. Her’s is a very powerful, unique, Apostolic & Prophetic ministry, where signs, miracles and wonders (John 14:12) do follow. She fervently believes in, casting out demons, healing, teaching and preaching the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Beyond the pulpit she is a loving mother, motivational speaker, radio personality and workshop facilitator. She has facilitated workshops for churches and organizations such as: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, New Life Ministries, North Miami Avenue Church of God, Children’s Service Council, Women’s in Distress, Miami Dade College plus a host of other organizations. Apostle Sterling is a graciously, anointed servant of the Most High God currently wrapping up work on her first book “Motivate Yourself to Impress” to aid those in job development in Corporate America.