Senior Pastor, Preacher, Conference Speaker, Life Coach, Advisor, Community Organizer and Visionary are just a few of the divine assignments that Pastor Cheryl has embraced in her life. Known for her dynamic and powerful preaching style, she has been in ministry – preaching and teaching – for over 20 years. Using the backdrop of her life and her own struggles to fuel her ministry, Pastor Cheryl is passionate about impacting the people of God with life-changing truth. Receiving the call to the gospel ministry, Pastor Cheryl was the first woman licensed to preach in the 127 year history of First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield, North Carolina. She was subsequently nationally ordained to the Gospel Ministry.

As a modern critical thinker and a cultural revolutionist, Pastor Cheryl studied in several regions in the Middle East including Israel, Syria, Jordan, Greece, and Northern Sudan. Her passion for people has also led her to complete several mission endeavors in the impoverished areas of the West Indies.

As an education enthusiast and academic, Pastor Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School at Duke University. Because of her desire to mentor and equip, she is also the Founder and President of the YADAH School of Theology and The Pink Power Puncher Empowerment Group. Among her other gifts, Pastor Cheryl is a prolific lyricist, writer, and sports enthusiast.

Her impactful and transformational messages of hope, healing, and unlimited possibilities coupled with a unique indomitable style of delivery has earned her the affectionate title “The People’s Pastor.”