Originally from Texas, Sterling and his family moved to Long Island in 2006 to plant a church.  Since then, Sterling has been involved in planting and replanting churches on Long Island and in Brooklyn.  Sterling currently serves as a Church Planting Catalyst with the North American Mission Board, focusing on Long Island and Brooklyn.  Sterling and his wife, Jenna, live on Long Island in Huntington, NY.  They have four daughters, one son in-law, and one grandson.