GEFFRY TATE, PASTOR
The Lord has called me to Pastor for over 11 years and to hold the office as a preacher for a total of 14 years. God has blessed me with one wife for 29 years and counting and two lovely daughters that also work and support me in ministry. My wife and I are owners of Community Reach Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provide youth programs and free tutoring for at-risk students in a number of states through out the US. I would like to use my Pastoral and life experience to assist parents and children in their spiritual needs to incurrage continued spiritual growth.
I look forward to being apart of the great work that all of you are doing.
I am a God-fearing Pastor with a heart for the people of God.
Thank you for taking time to review my resume and considering me as a Candidate.
May God Bless and lead you all as you make your decision.
I pray I would be the Candidate you choose.
See enclosed detailed information concerning my background.
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me” (Philippians 4:13)
Rev. Geffry Tate, born May 1959, a native of Erie Pennsylvania. I am the husband of Rose Sharon Tate; we have been married for over 29 years. We have two daughters, Teria age 26; she currently holds a Master Degree in Public Health and seeks to start Medical School in the fall. Chancie a twelfth grade high school student, she is preparing to start her first year of college in September.
I received Christ as Lord God and Savior at the age of 9. I graduated from Erie Academy, continued my studies in college in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, attended and completed a number of ministerial courses, classes and workshops. I am currently matriculated in Theology school to pursue a Masters in Theology. Among the many achievements God has allowed me, my family and I started a youth community choir called Kingdom Kids in our home over 17 years ago. Because of my family’s dedication, thousands of young people gave their life to the Lord through this work. Dedication and commitment to the youth moved the Lord to allow a great work to birth out of that ministry such as Community Reach Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization Community Reach provides youth programs and have contracts with the Federal Government to Tutor students under the Title 1 Act, these students attend Needs Improvement Schools in a number of States across the Country.
I acknowledged God’s calling to preach in 1996 and to work in the office of Evangelism. During this time, I was blessed to serve as one of the Ministers at First Victory Baptist Church; the Pastor is Dr. Henry Mason. Years later I served as one of the Pastors of One Accord Church of God In Christ, the Pastor, Bishop T. A. Body. I evangelized around the country for a number of years before I was called to assist the Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church. Not long after that the Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church resigned from his office and I accepted the office of Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in 2003. Later Liberty Baptist was renamed Community Reach Ministries (CRM) and the ministry moved to Riverdale Georgia where I am currently the Senior Pastor. During my serving at CRM the Lord have moved mightily and allowed Thousands of lives to change and receive spiritual growth through teaching and preaching. CRM as part of our missions work sponsors an Annual Toy Give A-Way, Academic Essay Contest and Easter Celebration for needy youths and families of Clayton County and surrounding areas. I am very active in the community volunteering in various organizations and initiatives. I formerly served as treasurer and one of the organizers and founders of the Clayton County Marriage Initiative. I serve on the board of directors at Pointe South Middle School and Harper Elementary School also in Clayton County. In addition I’m a partner in education with Clayton County Schools. I serve as a board member of Clayton County Association of Ministers, member of Georgia Christian Counselors Association, CLT Fellowship Churches, and Gospel Tabernacle Fellowship of Churches. I serve and provide counseling to many groups and community organizations.
I build on the scripture; “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me” (Philippians 4:13)
RESUME OF REVEREND GEFFRY TATE
OBJECTIVE: I am a Minister of God that was called into the Ministry 14 years ago with over 11 years of Pastoral experience. My objective is to lead God’s Church toward continued spiritual growth and serve as a model husband and father, a model leader in worship, evangelism, discipleship, stewardship, missions and ministry. Provide and/or facilitate visitation, counseling, conduct weddings, funerals, and other special services/ceremonies or delegate these responsibilities. Represent the church at various religious and community events. Build team/partnership concept among church ministries. Participate in various continuing educational opportunities. Organize congregation for effective ministry within the church and community as well as on a regional and state levels. Encourages total church involvement in ministry. Consistent engagement in two-way dialogue with congregation in order to maintain spiritual, emotional, physical and financial health of the Church. Consults with Deacons and Trustees in matters related to Church property, finances and other business matters in hope of leading the lost to Christ.
High School Diploma 1977 – Erie Academy, Erie, PA
Marketing, Specialize Technology,
Visual Communications 1982 – Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Grant Writer 1990 - Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Training & Work Shops 2010 – First Victory Baptist Church, Collage Park, GA
International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Atlanta, GA
Matriculating toward a
Masters in Theology Present – The BBC School Of Theology, Fairburn, GA
Designer/Supervisor 1983 – 1985 Creation Galore, Charleston, WV
Responsibilities: Responsible for Supervising Art Department – Design Logos, Ads, T-Shirts – Supervised Photo Shoots etc.
Owner 1985 – 1987 Tate’s Advertising & Design, College Park, GA
Responsibilities: Responsible for Sales, Lay-Out & Designing of circulars for News Paper inserts and in-store Marketing – Supervised Photo Shoots to Printing. Managed 4-15 Employees
Designer/Supervisor 1985 – 1988 Federated Stores Marketing Department, Atlanta
Responsibilities: Responsible for Lay-Out & Designing of circulars for News Paper inserts and in-store Marketing – Supervised Photo Shoots to Printing. Supervised 4-15 Employees
Owner 1988 – 2001 Broker Printing Service, Riverdale, GA
Responsibilities: Responsible for Lay-Out & Designing of circulars for News Paper inserts and in-store Marketing – Supervised Photo Shoots to Printing. Managed 4 –15 Employees
Treasurer/Secretary/Coordinator 1995 – Present Community Reach Inc., Jonesboro, GA
Responsibilities: Overseeing of daily operations and performing duties such as Tutoring students, Supervising of Staff, Bookkeeping, Child Development, Marketing, Holding Educational Conferences, Recruiting and Training. Manage 15 – 25 Employees
Ministry Prep – 1996 –1998
Attended Ministry Classes conducted by Dr. Henry Mason Pastor of First Victory Baptist Church
Ordained 1998 – First Victory Baptist Church, College Park, GA
2007 – Central Community Tabernacle, Charleston, WVA
Minister 1998 – 2000 First Victory Baptist Church, College Park, GA
Responsibilities: Assisted Pastor, Preaching, Sunday School Teacher, Work with Youth, Drummer, Led Devotional Service, Attend Minister Class, Audio Department, Design & Marketing
Associate Pastor 2000 – 2002 One Accord Church Of God In Christ – Decatur
Responsibilities: Assisted Pastor, Work with Youth, Organized and headed male User
Board, Design & Marketing
Assistant Pastor 2002 – 2003 Liberty Baptist Church, Decatur, GA
Responsibilities: Assisted Pastor, Preaching Sunday School Teacher, Work with Youth, Drummer, Led Devotional Service, Audio Department, Design & Marketing
Senior Pastor 2003 – Present Community Reach Ministries., Riverdale, GA
Responsibilities: Performing all duties of a Senior Pastor:
Teaching, Preaching, leading church in continued spiritual growth. Training and preparing church leaders, licensing and ordaining Ministers. Preparing members for evangelism, discipleship, stewardship, missions and ministry. Provide and/or facilitate visitation and counseling. Conduct weddings, funerals, and other special services/ceremonies or delegate responsibilities. Attend various religious and community events. Build team/partnership concept among church ministries. Participate in various continuing educational opportunities. Organize congregation for effective ministry. Encourages total church involvement in ministry. Maintain spiritual, emotional, physical and financial health of the Church.