Senior Apostle Sheraine Lathon is the senior pastor of Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church and World Outreach Ministries in Chicago, Illinois. She is a powerful and fiery preacher, prophetess, and teacher to the nation, with a cutting edge message to God’s people.  Apostle Lathon has been anointed by God in the area of church administration and finance and has a burden to see order come to the House of God.

She has an uncompromising call to holiness for the people of today and because of it, thousands have turned their hearts toward God.  Sheraine Lathon joined Liberty Temple in 1984. She was ordained Elder and Minister of the Gospel in November 1987. She has served as Senior Pastor at Liberty Temple for over 13 years. In August 2012, Chief Apostle Dr. Clifford E. Turner, Ph.D. (founder and overseer of Liberty Temple and Pastor Lathon’s mentor and father in the gospel), ordained this dynamic ministry gift as Senior Apostle of Liberty Temple – Chicago.

Apostle Lathon is a dedicated servant of God whose ministry is born out of her relationship, loyalty, and commitment to God’s service. She is a tremendous Prayer Warrior, who leads and guides the church into deeper levels of commitment to God by calling the House to greater levels of prayer, fasting, and consecration to the Lord. Through her efforts, a School of the Prophets has been established to train the Body of Christ to hear, discern, and accurately deliver the Word of the Lord to a dying world.

She has established an early Sunday morning church service to specifically reach the Sunday workforce as well as those who are seeking God, but are not comfortable with the length of traditional church services. To supplement the church’s Sunday school curriculum, she has established Life Application classes that assist in the emotional, mental, and physical healing of the saints as well as their continued spiritual growth.

Apostle Lathon has mothered the motherless, encouraged the depressed and despondent, prayed for the sick, and labored with families through various crises. Out of her dedication to God’s people, she has established ministries for every stage of life growth and development, from the babies to senior adults; married couples as well as singles. Apostle Lathon reaches out to the Chicago Metropolitan Area by participating in and training Hospice volunteers to minister to HIV/AIDS patients and other terminally ill patients and their families. She established the church’s Care Committee that ministers to those in need of prayer and hospital or home visits. She established a Social Services Committee that reaches out to victims of HIV/AIDS as well as to substance abusers, the homeless and those in shelters. She participates in citywide prayer initiatives with other pastors of all races and denominations, praying for business and government leaders, and encouraging the Church to support our nation’s political process on every level of government. Apostle Lathon is currently serving on a board of ministerial advisors for the State of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

As one of God’s Scribes, she helps in the writing of training and instruction manuals for the ministry. Apostle Lathon was also nominated and her name appears in publications of 1998/1999 Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1998/99/2000 International Who’s Who of Professional Management, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World, NAFE (National Association of Female Executives), and International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women.

Apostle Lathon received her A.A.S. degree from Prairie State College (where she merited a placement in “Who’s Who Among Junior College Students” in 1972). She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Church Administration in 1992, and 1994 respectively. In 1997 she obtained a Doctorate of Divinity from Friends International University. She is an Associate Professor at Logos Ministerial Training Institute and Friends International University, where she specializes in Church History, Homiletics, and Hermeneutics.

Apostle Lathon gives honor to her husband, Willie Lathon, and her sons, Eric and Chris, for their sacrifices, prayers, and encouragement in allowing her to pursue God’s plan for her life.