Pastor Catherine Sledge was brought up in two worlds of worship which shaped her early impressions of God. She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and is very proud of opportunities to serve in ministry with the dedicated believers at Oasis of Hope Ministries. She loves being a mother to her three daughters, Chandra (Michael), Casha, and Chalis (Dr. Braxton) and grandmother to Dylan, Chance, Silas and Aldon. "When God allowed me to come into this world, I believe He put EXTRA love in me for children. I think I have a magnet or radar inside of me that draws me to children of all ages." She faithfully serves with joy at Oasis of Hope Ministries and motivates the "Women of Purpose" and Women's Christian Education students to "live with purpose". Worshipping and praising God must be "FUN" and meaningful daily and that is what is taught and demonstrated at Oasis. “Because we are a teaching ministry, people get a clear understanding of what God requires.” Faith comes by hearing the word of God and that is Pastor Catherine's desire that people come and be teachable by HEARING the word of God and go out and live daily with Jesus as their guide.
Pastor Catherine received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting from Vance-Granville Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Master of Education from North Carolina Central University. She uses all the degrees to the glory of God!