The spiritual gifts of Dr. Lakara Foster, a self-proclaimed “Black girl psychic medium,” heal people, give voice to the spirits, and help us reframe church and psychic mediumship.
For most of us, the future is full of mystery and the past is replete with gaps that we wish we could fill. If we are lucky we have premonitions, intuitions, and dreams that guide us. Others, instead, reach out to psychic mediums, ministers and doctors.
Allow us to introduce you to Dr. Lakara Foster, a psychic medium and minister who holds a Doctorate of Ministry from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia for her work: Every Good and Perfect Gift Is From Above (James 1:17): Making The Case for the inclusion of Psychic Mediumship among the Spiritual Gifts of the Modern Church.Dr. Lakara Foster is also the creator and star of the YouTube Series, “The Gift,” a series that follows her life as a medium, minister, and spiritual teacher.
With so many skeptics of psychics, why not keep this gift to yourself?
I kept my gift of psychic mediumship a secret from my family and friends for a long time. It was my freshmen year of college where I began using my gift to help others by connecting them to their loved ones to provide them with healing, closure, and peace. For 20 years I only worked off referrals so if you came to me for a reading it meant you were open to receiving it, which means I wasn’t met with many skeptics. However, by the end of 2017 things began to shift for me on a deeper spiritual level and I felt a calling to help more people heal from grief and the passing of their loved ones.
Why did you decide to do “The Gift”?
God told me to do the show. Honestly, I was reluctant at first because I felt very vulnerable and thought I would get a lot of pushback and negative feedback being a minister and a medium. I thought people wouldn’t understand but I knew I still had to do it. I knew I had been called to do it. When I asked God, “why this gift? Why not singing? God said, “I promised my people eternal life, how will my people know that I’ve kept promise if you don’t demonstrate your gift?”
You are now a licensed minister at The Vision Church of Atlanta. Psychics mediums are not usually associated with religion or the church. How does your church react? Your family?
You’re right they are not usually linked. One of the reasons I pursued my doctorate on this topic is because I really wanted to understand my gift from the intersections of Afrocentrism and Christianity, and why the church believes this gift shouldn’t be considered a spiritual gift among those listed in the Bible.
My church family has been super supportive. … My family has been just as incredible. My father shares a similar gift and my mother is the executive producer of the web-series “The Gift.”