Presiding Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr.


Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr. was born in Detroit, Michigan and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in 1970 at the age of 11. His ministerial career began in 1975 when he preached his first sermon, and upon his ministerial ordination in 1984, was appointed assistant pastor at Greater Apostolic Faith Temple in Detroit. He was elevated to the office of bishop by the PCAF in 1996 and currently serves as diocesan of the Indiana State Conference. Bishop Gates is senior pastor of Greater Apostolic Faith Temple in Detroit, Michigan (Since 2007) and Mt. Zion Apostolic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana (Since 1988). Described as a “prophet-sharing” program, his distinction as one pastor in two locations attests to the call on his life for expansive ministry. He is an outstanding teacher of the Word of God and is a nationally known speaker whose ministry is in constant demand. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and is a former high school English teacher, a position he held for several years before answering God’s call to the pastorate. In 2016, Bishop Gates was unanimously elected as the presiding bishop of the PCAF. He is married to Nancy Franklin Gates and they have two sons.

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