Maria Sainz was born and raised in San Diego. Most of her early twenties were spent doing musical theater, art and ballet, which lead to the world of beauty pageants and a long search for identity. Later, she was lead into the retail and T.V. industry as a makeup artist. Fully acquainted with the fashion industry, saturated by greed and lust, she felt the effects of how physical appearance determined identity and acceptance, and used extreme measures to maintain that expectation. Eventually she moved to Los Angeles to finish a Bachelors of Arts in Design at UCLA. After years of searching for the truth she was drawn into new age religions that lead her to come to the end of herself experiencing panic attacks. Upon graduating school she was invited to a church in Westwood, where she received Christ. Soon after, she heard God call her to move back to San Diego and three months later her father died instantly from an aneurism. That moment in her life profoundly drew her closer to God, diving head first into the principals of God’s Word. Her diligence in seeking God brought the deliverance and healing she’d been looking for, realizing her true identity in Jesus Christ.
After four years of suffering from insomnia, anxiety and depression, she had a radical encounter with God where she experienced the love and power of God for the first time and was healed. Days after this encounter, when she was invited to pray for others, they received miraculous healing. The manifestation of God’s presence increased over the months.
Soon after, she was asked to teach a bible study in a home for a few women. This season became foundational for that lead to sixteen years of teaching bible studies. Now, focusing on equipping and speaking in ministries, churches and events on healing. Her heart is seeing many come into their true identity in Christ and living a fruitful life to advance God’s kingdom.
Currently, she is writing a book called, Memoirs of the King’s Daughter; One woman’s story of finding her inheritance. It is a story about how she was catapulted into being a full-time caregiver to her mother-in-law after the sudden death of her father-in-law. The story unveils a transformation them that lead to her mother-in- law to receive healing from years of abuse.
She has been married to her husband, Rick for over 15 years and lives in the San Diego area.