A native South Carolinian, Sylvia Mickens was born the fifth child of thirteen children to Deacon James and Pastor Hattie Mae Mickens.
Since 1987, Sylvia Mickens has been licensed as a minister, Missionary, and she has received her ordination for the Ecumenical Church Worldwide.
Sylvia Mickens holds a Bachelor of Religion, Master of Missions, Doctor of Pastoral Counsel, and Doctor of Divinity degrees.
Sylvia Mickens serves as the Assistant Pastor for Holy Light Tabernacle, a Messianic Hebrew congregation under the direction of Pastor Hattie Mae Mickens. She is the Local Missions’ Director for the House of Praise under the direction of Apostle Darrell Croft. She is currently the full time Pastor and Director for Christ Central Inner City Ministries’ Columbia. Of those seventeen years, she has spent the last ten years as Pastor of the Columbia location.