Pastor Carmen Acosta is a native of Connecticut and serves as Associate Pastor of Covenant Life Ministries (CLM), a multicultural, non-denominational, Word of Faith church in Stratford, CT where she serves the Lord by boldly proclaiming the truth of His Word in a way that encourages practical personal application and ignites a desire to know Him more personally.

A gifted and vibrant speaker, Pastor Carmen has a passion to help women obtain the knowledge and skills to build a healthy and satisfying lifelong marriage. Through her empowering testimony of victory over her own marital adversities including three separations and a divorce from Pastor David Acosta Sr., her husband of 43 years, Pastor Carmen encourages women to replace their fears with faith and discover the freedom of abundant life in their own marriages through a loving relationship with their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

When breast cancer tried to steal the song in her heart Pastor Carmen turned her eyes to Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer. Though she received report after report on the severity of the cancer invading her body she refused to believe the enemy’s lies and instead determined to believe God’s promises. Standing on God’s Word day and night she won the battle and was divinely healed of cancer. Because of her own victory and healing Pastor Carmen is anointed to minister to women diagnosed with cancer.

In 2007 the Lord gave Pastor Carmen a vision for a women’s ministry where women of all nationalities, ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds would experience healing, restoration and prosperity in every area of their lives. The Lord revealed to her that these meetings would transcend all denominational barriers. The Lord also instructed Pastor Carmen to fully trust Him with the finances and make the meetings free of charge. In January 2008, Ladies of Virtue (LOV) was launched and hosted its first annual women’s conference. It was an impacting and life-changing event for all the women who attended. Every year since then women from throughout the Northeast corridor come to the conference to encounter the Living God who pursues and captures their hearts.

Pastor Carmen also has a burden and a heart of compassion for the lost and has been called by God to the nations alongside her husband, to teach and preach the message of faith with authority and revelation, and without compromise.


Kimberly Jones‐Pothier, known as Real Talk Kim, travels the world fulfilling her passion and purpose of loving people back to life.

She is a wife, mother, pastor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, entertainer and most importantly a worshiper after God’s own heart.

Pastor Kim and her husband Mark Pothier are the Senior Pastors at Church of the Harvest in Fayetteville, Georgia and together have four sons.

She is a human rights advocate with a passion for giving back and believes in the compassion of the Holy Spirit, delivering it to those who need it most. Pastor Kim is an advocate partner with Rock Paper Scissors Foundation, a Non-profit Organization, which exists to foster healing and give a voice to those who have been silenced from all forms of abuse and human trafficking.

Pastor Kim has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, Oxygen’s Network Series’ Preachers of Atlanta, Your World with Creflo Dollar on BET, ABC’s Nightline, The Word Network, CNN, Praise in the Park’ Atlanta and numerous magazines and radios shows. She is truly a living and walking testimony of God’s redemption plan in action.


A pastor, lecturer and recording artist, Pastor Sheryl Brady has traveled extensively around the globe for more than 30 years.

Born and raised in Detroit, Pastor Brady has a distinctive message delivery, which people from all walks of life can relate to. This has allowed her to be a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours as well as frequent guest on television networks such as the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcasting Network and Daystar Television. Known for her practical and relevant use of scriptures, Pastor Brady has also been featured as a columnist for The Washington Post, Fox News and other nationally recognized publications.

She is the author of the book entitled You Have It In You! Empowered To Do The Impossible, published by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. Due to the wide success of her debut book an accompanying workbook was released as well.

As a featured conference speaker Pastor Brady has also had the privilege of speaking at some of the nation’s largest conferences including the internationally acclaimed MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed as well as the first and only female speaker ever at ManPower 2010, the men’s only conference hosted by Bishop T. D. Jakes.

Pastor Brady serves as the pastor of The Potter’s House of North Dallas. Founded by Bishop T.D. and Mrs. Serita Jakes, the campus launched its worship services just prior to Easter 2010 and focuses on family-centric outreach programs highlighted by her passionate approach to worship and adherence to solid Biblical principles.

Her international travel schedule includes Australia, New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria but home and family are her number one destination. Pastor Brady and her husband, Bishop Joby Brady, have three daughters Lana, Tina and Nina, and nine grandchildren. Ministry is a family affair for the Brady family, as all of their daughters and their spouses are active leaders in their ministry.

Contact / Location

Contact Info

Covenant Life Ministries
959 Main Street, Suite 208
Stratford CT 06615



Weekly Schedule

Sunday Services:
Corporate Prayer: 8:00 A.M.
Worship: 10:00 A.M.
Communion: Every Sunday
Nursery Care: 10:00 A.M
Children’s Ministry: 10:00 A.M

Wednesday Services:
Bible Study: 7:00 P.M.
Youth Ministry: Wed 7:00 P.M.
Nursery Care: 7:00 P.M.
Children’s Ministry: 7:00 P.M

Events / Calendar