Elderly woman, Elizabeth Gunter Powell, with light purple hair wearing glasses and a blue vest, smiling in front of a bookshelf.

Sylvia is the founder of The Father’s Business. She is a devoted seeker of the heart of God with an unwavering passion for personal and collective spiritual growth. Her journey is deeply rooted in Psalm 27:4, a verse that echoes in her heart as she endeavors to know, love, and be satisfied in God, finding transformation through beholding Him. Her life message boiled down to it essential foundation is — who God is and who I am in Him.

For over four decades, Sylvia has been an integral part of ministry, dedicating her efforts to encourage and equip believers globally. She is the author of fifteen books. Her prayer resources have reached and impacted individuals in more than 160 nations, fostering a deeper connection with the divine.

Beyond her spiritual pursuits, Sylvia finds solace in the simple pleasures of life – relishing the beauty of sunrises and sunsets, finding tranquility on windy porch afternoons, appreciating the wonders of God's creation, and turning a nap into an art form on rainy afternoons.

At the core of Sylvia's message lies a profound understanding of the relationship between God and His children. Her life's foundation rests on the belief that God is, first and foremost, a loving Father. With this conviction, Sylvia continues to inspire others to explore the depths of their connection with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, embodying the essence of who God is and embracing their identity in Him.