Our Presiding Bishop & International First Lady
The Most Reverend Dr. Sterling Lands, II is the Senior Pastor of the Greater Calvary Bible Church, Presiding Bishop Family Life International Fellowship, and Presiding Prelate of the Province of St. John the Baptist of the Evangelical Episcopal Communion.
He holds earned degrees from Southern University A&M School of Engineering, National Theological Seminary, and Master International School of Divinity. He served as a minister of music at the Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church and lead guitarist for the late Pastor Cleophus Robinson, Sr. He was licensed to preach the gospel in 1979 and ordained in 1982. He was called to pastor the Second Baptist Church of Frankfort, Missouri 1982 and in 1983 he was called to pastor the Maryland Street Baptist Church of Louisiana, Missouri. In 1984, he moved to Austin, Texas as the Director of Operations and Engineering for Turn-Key Operations for a Fortune 500 company.