Senior Pastor/ Prophetess Katrika Sterling
Pastor, Prophetess & Evangelist, 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, Pastor Katrika 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 Pastor Sterling surrendered her life to Jesus Christ. At 20 years under the hand of the Holy Ghost she began the prophetic walk. Pastor 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 – Pastor Sterling in 2011. Firstly for six months in her home, then moving to its current location in Miami Gardens, Florida. Pastor 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 Pastor Sterling's calling birthed. Her’s is a 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 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. Pastor Sterling is an 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.
Influencing generations by the power of our vision and by modeling the way.
Remaining transparent and being accountable for our every word and action.
Honoring leadership and treating each other with dignity and respect.
Providing resources and encouraging personal growth and empowering our people.
Networking through fellowship, community outreach, the word and global ministries.
Capitalizing on the strength of ethnic diversity and teamwork.
Leaving a legacy of hope and promise to future generations.
Empowering the next generations of out of the box “thinkers”.
The vision the Lord entrusted to Prophetess Katrika Hamilton is tremendous, which she accepted with a gracious boldness. The future of Life Empowerment Deliverance Ministries extends past the establishment of the local church with its various areas of ministry and goes into: a 24 hour prayer and counseling outreach; three shelter facilities (for men, women, and teens); a school of the arts/ministry; a 24-hour full gospel radio and T.V. ministries; traveling evangelistic outreach of crusade teams. Starting a Youth Empowerment Opportunity Program (YEOP) geared toward spiritual/education enrichment; Secure grants to help with the cost and expenses of the new ministry location. The “overall” vision is to utilize every available means to get the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people. We are reaching lives, training people for God’s Glory and loving every moment of our journey!