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Minister Elaine Gates
Title: Associate Minister
Email Address: [email protected]

Elaine Gates was born and raised in Neptune, New Jersey, where she grew up and attended schools within the Neptune Township School District, Graduating from Neptune High School’s Class of 72’.

Ms. Gates went on to pursue her career in the Clerical Field where she held several positions at .the United States Life Insurance Company, starting as a Senior Data Entry Operator and worked her way up to the position as Manager of the Clerical Support Units of US Life which is currently known as AIG/AMERICAN GENERAL, Neptune, New Jersey.

Upon leaving AIG/AMERICAN GENERAL after 20 years, Ms. Gates entered into the Health Care Profession, where she studied and graduated from Medical Career Institute of Ocean Township, NJ with her Certification as a Certified Medical Assistant, in April, 2009. This Certification led her to a position as a Patient Care Associate at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and later she went on to receive her Certification from the State of New Jersey Board Of Nursing, as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Care Provider. 

While Ms. Gates loved taking care of all of the patients and clients that were entrusted to her care, her true passion is that of writing, where she is currently journaling in Journal number thirty-one in what she calls “Conversations WithThe Father”.

Ms. Gates is also a Playwright, where several of her Plays have been performed at various churches within Monmouth and Ocean County, including her home church at Sixth Street Baptist Church, Lakewood, NJ. Her Motto for every Play written is that “without the Holy Spirit Breathing Life Into Them, They Would Just Be Words On Paper”.

She is also a Self-Published Author of three Books and is in the process of Self-Publishing two more of her books that are currently completed. 

Sis. Gates accepted her call into the Ministry in November 2016 and is currently in her senior year at Monmouth Bible Institute in Farmingdale, NJ, where she loves studying and researching the Word Of God. She will be graduating in June of this year. 

Sis. Gates is the proud mother of three “Adultrens”, which is how she refers to her adult children; Damian ; Elonda and Darryl. She is the very proud Grand Mother of three grandchildren, Ka’Torah ; Journee ; and Victor,III, as well as being Blessed to be the 

Mother-In-Law to Raven Gates (Darryl’s Wife) and Victor Rush, Jr.(Elonda’s Husband).

Sis. Gates’ love for God, Her family and friends and God’s people has brought her to this day. Accepting the Calling on her life, believing in her heart that she was SAVED TO SERVE. 

2 Peter 1:10 says “ Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall” (KJV)