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Reverend Catrina R. Waters



In October of 2013, Bishop Dennis V. Proctor appointed Rev. Catrina Waters as the 1st female pastor of the Historic Hilliard Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. 

Pastor Catrina Waters is a gifted speaker, leader, teacher, preacher and counselor. She takes a holistic approach to inspire people to become all that God has created them to be. She desires to help people develop a personal relationship with God, to grow spiritually and apply biblical teachings to real life circumstances.

Pastor Waters received her spiritual calling to the preaching ministry in 2001. After graduating with honors from high school, she proceeded to college in pursuit of greater knowledge. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Tennessee State University. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Montgomery, Alabama  and started a career in finance. Her thirst for more knowledge led her to Ambridge University, where she would earn a Masters Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. 

In August of 2000, she married the love of her life, Kenneth Waters, and together they are the parents of two beautiful and dynamic children, Noah and Noelle. She became a member of her husband's church Old Ship AME Zion Church, and served in various rolls, including the choir and Sunday School Superintendent.

Pastor Waters was sent to supply Weeping Mary A.M.E. Zion Church in 2006 and was later appointed to be the pastor by the Late Bishop James E. McCoy. She served faithfully for five years before, Bishop McCoy appointed her to St. Mark A.M.E. Zion Church in Ozark, AL. In 2013, Bishop Dennis V. Proctor appointed her to the historic Hilliard Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church as its 1st female pastor. 

In 2016, Rev. Catrina R. Waters graduated with honors from Hood Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.

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