Pastor Carolyn V. Ricks is a sought-after empowerment preacher, revolutionary thinker, and a powerhouse leader. As a catalyst for change and a voice of hope, she serves alongside her husband, Apostle J. T. Ricks, as the Executive Pastor of Church of Destiny in Newport News, Virginia.
Lady Ricks was born on March 20, 1980 and matriculates from the Smithfield School system of Virginia. She is a compassionate and loving wife to Apostle Jullian T. Ricks and mother of five beautiful and radiant children.
Pastor Carolyn became a licensed minister under UHCOL, where Bishop William Blackwell Sr. serves as presiding prelate, in 2013. After years of faithful and committed service, God released her and her husband to birth The Church of Destiny, where she has since been ordained Elder and affirmed as The Executive Pastor.
Pastor Ricks has a heart of passion for women in ministry and woman in general. God uses her in healing and deliverance and also has given her a passion to minister to women who encounter life altering challenges such as abuse, divorce, joblessness and grief. When she preaches, she translates powerful spiritual truth into everyday language that empowers individuals to transform their lives and the lives of all connected to them. Her message brings fresh purpose, meaning, dignity, and hope to a global audience.
She proudly professes the writings of King David in the 27th Psalm and verse 4 where he declares…”One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.”

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