About Our Shepherd: Dr. Byron Anthony Sterling, D.D
Shepherd Dr. Byron A. Sterling
Pastor Byron Anthony Sterling was born, July 17, 1964, in the beautiful island of Jamaica West Indies to the parents of Evangelist Desmond and Missionary Linnet Sterling. He migrated to the United States in November of 1977, and a year later got baptized by Bishop Arron Reid at the Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day in Brooklyn, New York. Under the leadership of Pastor Wade G. Rose he became the Assistant Youth Leader and Drummer for the church. During this time the Harmony Brothers were also formed.
Pastor Sterling got married to Jean Sterling in 1986, which lasted for eight years. He is the proud father of two lovely children, Patrice Sterling and Byron Sterling Jr. He served as Elder under the leadership of Bishop Dr. David Ebanks, Jesus Is Lord Ministries. In 1991, he graduated from the City College of New York with a BA Degree in Technology Education. Five years later, he received his masters’ from the University of The City College of the City of New York in Education. In the summer of 1985, he appeared on the Bob Slate Morning Show on WLIB/WBLS, promoting the Summer Youth Program of New York City.
For several years he ran from the ministry, but God was constantly visiting him in his dreams. God also took him to several near death experiences, but his heart was still hardened. One morning he heard a song by the late Sharon Dyer-Sharp in his sleep. He woke up crying and immediately fell on his knees and prayed. He has never been the same since that morning.
In 2000, Pastor Sterling started his own private business, STERLING B WORLDWIDE, powered by AmwayGlobal.com. He attended his first business function, Winter Conference 2001, and Bill Britt spoke.” He was speaking directly to me and me only even though there were over 15,000 people in the audience.” After that weekend he answered the call of God upon his life. The BWW educational system shaped him into an effectual leader.
July 17 of 2005, Dr. Ronald Smith, Seventh Day Adventist Theologian/Pastor, and Dr. Sir Herman Keck Jr., Dean, University of Dallas Texas ordained him as Pastor and Chaplain. Three years later, he was anointed to serve as a ministering pastor by Dr. William Samson, William Samson University and Bishop Dr. David Dief Ebanks, Jesus Is Lord Ministries. Pastor Byron A. Sterling is also the recipient of The State of New York Legislative Resolution 2012.
God has been better than good to Pastor Sterling. The organization Intercessory Community Outreach Support Organization a non-profit youth organization got formed in 2006. In 2008 to 2010, he pastored the United Church of God 7th Day of East Orange, New Jersey. Then in 2011, he started Intercessory Community Outreach Ministries (Church of God 7th Day) Inc. Pastor Sterling met Petrona Clark in 2012 and got married in that same year. He is now seeking his Doctorate of Divinity degree which will be awarded to him on June 7, 2014 from the William Samson University in Virginia. His vision is to empower people’s mind, body and spirit through education. “Knowledge is Power, but the use of Knowledge is Empowerment”
As a School Teacher, CEO, Chaplain and Pastor; Shepherd Byron A. Sterling has been able to serve communities all over by being a member of various organizations such as the Teacher’s UFT union chapter leader, 67th and 69th Precinct Clergy, and hosting his own radio program since 2009, “The Gospel Reflection Show” now airs on Grace Deliverance Radio 92.1 FM radio. Shepherd Sterling gives back to the community by hosting several concerts and recreation events throughout the year. He was rewarded in 2014 by Dr. Hopeton Lewis Songs 4 Life Music Award, for Outstanding Community Service. Shepherd Dr. Sterling is a man of God who is completely sold out for God. Stay Blessed in Jesus Name.