Martin University announced Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., the presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International (elected 2016), and senior pastor of Greater Apostolic Faith Temple in Detroit and Mt. Zion Apostolic Church in Indianapolis, to join its Board of Trustees.
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 seen internationally via Internet on Streaming Church TV and the Word Network, and in the Detroit and Indianapolis areas on the jointly sponsored Victory through Praise telecast. In addition, he is heard on radio stations in Detroit and Indianapolis.
Bishop Gates is the president of L.W. Gates Ministries, which is the foundation for the churches, ministries, and programs under his calling. 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.
He is married to Nancy Franklin Gates and they have two sons, Lambert, Jr. and Cameron.