Elder Nikieda Kirkpatrick
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Elder Nikieda S. Kirkpatrick is the third child born to Japheth and Judith Kirkpatrick, and the younger of twin daughters. She matriculated at Sarah J. Hale High School in Brooklyn, New York, where she studied Cosmetology. She graduated in June 1997, finishing in the top fifth percentile of her class. She continued her educational endeavors at York College in Queens, New York, where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in May 2002. She received her Master of Divinity and her Master of Business Administration degrees from Gardner Webb University in May 2006.
Elder Kirkpatrick was called to the Office of the Prophet in 1997 at the tender age of 16. Her prophetic gift was nurtured under the leadership of the late Overseer Dorothy L. Wright of St. Paul Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn, New York. After much prayer and consecration, Elder Kirkpatrick was released to the care of Bishop Donagrant L. McCluney in Shelby, North Carolina, in November 2000. She served faithfully at Westside Praise and Worship Center in Shelby, North Carolina as Financial Officer and founded and directed the “Redeemed Dancers” until August 2007.
In March 2012, Elder Kirkpatrick birthed “Zion’s Help”, a ministry that allows her to connect people to what they need both inside and outside the Body of Christ. She also serves by assisting with church reformations and fellowships as a Bible Teacher and Financial Counselor/Officer both in the United States and abroad.
From May 2011 to November 2014, Elder Kirkpatrick was deployed to Afghanistan with the Department of Defense as an Administrative Contracting Officer. While there, she was able to continue ministry. She led Bible studies and intercessory prayer, and revived the Singles Ministry.
Elder Kirkpatrick serves at “The Lion of Judah” COGIC in Manassas, Virginia, under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Hackett, as a Prayer Warrior, Bible Teacher and the Director of “Judah’s Pride” children’s dance ministry.
In the midst of her life’s uncertainties, one thing that remains constant in her life is summed up in the song, “My Soul Loves Jesus.” The anthem of her soul is found in Psalm 111:19 “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” The mandate by God upon Elder Kirkpatrick’s life is to move the Body of Christ from “church to Kingdom” according to Romans 12:2b “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”