Introduction & Education
Sheryl is a native of Chicago IL and attended elementary school there. She later moved to Dumas AR with her family and graduated from Dumas High School in 1975. Sheryl attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff studying music education.
Sheryl had a 25 year career in the banking industry; during the course of her career she had several major accomplishments. Sheryl completed courses in the School of Banking which included studies in Law and Banking, Marketing, Accounting I &II, Customer Service Skills and Success In Sales. During her tenure in the banking industry Sheryl’s achievements were recognized with promotions which included Supervisor, Assistant Manager, Branch Manager, Loan Officer and Assistant Vice President. Sheryl was recognized on a regular basis as a strong motivator of her team, winning several awards, competitions and sales achievements and incentives throughout a 5 state region, being the top performer.
Pastor Sheryl was called to “serve” in the ministry at the age of 5 and it became obvious she was gifted and anointed to sing and play the piano. Sheryl continued to develop her ministry gifts as doors of opportunity to work with numerous choirs, musicians and serving in the capacity of Minister of Music for several churches and ministries. In March 2002 she co-founded Canaan Christian Center where she currently serves as Pastor along with her husband Craig. In 2011, Pastor Sheryl released her 1st musical cd entitled “Bank On This”, which showcases multiple genres of gospel music including, contemporary, praise and worship as well as traditional gospel. Pastor Sheryl is fully committed to winning souls for the building of God’s Kingdom; in worship and praise through song. Besides being an accomplished psalmist and musician, Pastor Sheryl walks in her calling as an anointed prophet and conference speaker while also having a personal women’s ministry with an emphasis on Pastor’s wives. Pastor Sheryl also serves as Dean of Students and Instructor in Canaan Christian Center Servanthood Training Institute (CCCSTI) which was instituted in 2006 by her husband Apostle Craig Banks. Pastor Sheryl has accompanied her husband a mission trip to Brazil which included the cities of Sao Paulo, Itupeva, and Jundiai. Pastor Sheryl is active in her community serving on the Mayor’s Community Outreach Committee for the city of Pine Bluff, AR. Pastor Sheryl is the mother of 6 children and 4 grandchildren.
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