Woman of Faith"
Rev. Carolyn Hickman
Foster was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 20, 1948.
She is the daughter of the late Judge Hickman, Jr. and Mrs.
Annie Mae Evans. She is the youngest and the only girl of three
brothers, Adam L. Evans, Czolgus A. Evans and Eddie Spiller,
and, no way could she leave out her three beautiful sisters-in-law,
who are her sisters that she longed for as a child, Jessie Evans,
Sandra Evans, and Peggy Spiller. Her mother would always tell
her that she did not love anyone more than the Lord. Her father
on his bed of affliction before crossing over to glory asked
her a question. Sweetie, "Do you know the Lord? Not truly
understanding either while young but now has the full revelation
of both because of what God has now given to her through her
"Faith Walk" with the Lord. She has three beautiful
saved daughters, Elisa Shonell Foster Gilmore, Cordia Nel Foster
Miller, and Leslie Montrell Foster. Rev. Foster has two wonderful
sons-in-law who are truly her sons, Brent Gilmore and Arnold
Miller. She has three grand-children whom she says are her God
given miracles, Wellington Arnold Miller, Monet Chauntell Gilmore,
and Matisse Abriel Gilmore. She is the only girl reared in the
midst of three brothers. Her mother prophesied that she would
preach Godís Word. As a youth she tried the things of young
people and just did not fit, and things would backfire. She
taught in Vacation Bible School at the Fifth African Baptist
Church with such a love and creativeness for the children.
She also taught Sunday school for the Primary Class and Young
Adult Class. Rev. Foster graduated from Xavier Preparatory Senior
High. She then received her post-secondary education at Southern
University and Tulane University in New Orleans. She is a graduate
student of Christian Bible College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
where she is received her Masterís in Theology.
Rev. Foster has been
converted since the age of seven. She always knew that something
was different in her life from the other children around. It
was really visible at the age of 14; she would love to give
speeches and short talks in church. Something that was unusual
was her love for singing the old gospel melodies and Doctor
Wattís meters. She loved and enjoyed being around and in the
midst of the senior saints because of their wisdom and love
for the Lord. She always had plenty of questions concerning
the Word of God. It was the still small voice saying within,
"Jesus Loves Me This I Know", this starting her search
for a deeper knowledge and foresight of Godís Holy Word. All
through her youth and young adult life, Rev. Foster met with
the same struggles and joys and pains of growing up in the world
but finding out that she was not of the world. This is when
her "Faith Walk" began.
In 1992 the Lord spoke
to Rev. Foster while she was going through her test and trials
to leave the city and not look back. She immediately remembered
the story of Abraham and the story of Lotís wife. Determined
to receive the blessing from the Lord and stand on all His promises,
she started her "Faith Walk" with the guidance of
the Holy Spirit. This quest brought her to The Greater King
David Church family under the awesome and anointed teaching
and preaching par excellence from Dr. John E. Montgomery, II.
After careful watch and being lead by the Holy Spirit, he licensed
her on October 25 1998, and she was ordained on August 8, 1999,
for the service of the Lord. She is presently on the ministerial
staff; she oversees the Altar Workers and Prayer Ministry. She
is a member of the Sisterhood; she also is an active counselor
and mentor with the "Sisters About Serving Sisters",
SASSY mentoring program. She functions in the teaching arms
all of the Greater King David Baptist Church. She also works
as a Chaplain at one of the Stateís Youth Correctional Institutions.
In 1998 the Lord spoke
to Rev. Foster and told her it was time to really step out on
faith and make a real difference in this world using her as
an example of a true woman of God. The difference the Lord told
her was that she should be herself with no hidden agendas, that
when she delivers the Word of God it would be so plan and real,
that hearers would recognize Jesus and that Jesus would touch
their lives and meet them right where they were. Her style is
one of her own. The joy of the Lord just oozes out and the frankness
signifies the truth of the Word of God. Rev. Foster has been
preaching for years now. But here God is speaking and saying,
"Go Forth", not being able to see with the natural
eye, she had to walk by faith not by sight in order to see what
God had in store for her. All of us have stories to tell, they
are the very life we live, and our life is not much different
from those around us. So just what the Lord has done for Rev.
Foster she wants to make sure that her Sisters are aware that
He can do the same for them. It is her desire to help them grow
spiritually and to have their on personal encounter with the
Lord. Their lives are valuable to her. She recognizes that we
are all of Godís creatures and precious in His sight. The sermons
preached are for such a time as this with an anointing power
filled the Spirit of God. Rev. Foster would be the first to
tell you, "Itís Just Jesus."
Rev. Foster moved in
1998 toward the work God had assigned to her hands. But it was
at a slow movement. With the turn of the New Millenium, the
Lord has blessed Rev. Foster with her own "Faith Walk Ministries",
a ministry for women, teaching them who they are and whose they
are. But most of all to stop the generation curses off their
lives and for them to trust God completely. "Faith Walk
Ministries" stands on the Scriptures: Romans 4:20-21, "He
staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded,
that what He had promised, He was able to perform."
She says the most important
day of her life was the day she was saved and gave God her life.
Rev. Foster lives by:
"Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all
thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first and great
commandment" (Matthew 22:37-38; Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:30)
She says most of all,
if anybody asks you who I am, tell them I am a child of God,
a born again believer, baptized, sanctified and filled with
the Holy Ghost.
Rev. Foster wants to
serve you and your families through the "Faith Walk Ministries"
and to show you and your love ones, yes, someone cares. God
loves you, and we do too.