10608489_10152559887478500_2903767668001853925_oOur Pastor
 
Pastor Gates received a bachelor's degree in Theology from Gateway College of Evangelism (Urshan College) in 1988. He is a life-long Kansas City resident.  Born and raised in Raytown, MO,  he is a graduate of Raytown South High School. Pastor Gates felt the call to ministry at the age of 16, and although he didn't always pursue that call, it was something that never left him. After High school, he attend UMKC for one year, but he was unhappy, knowing that he had been given a call to something beyond the career choice he was making. In June of 1989 He and Melinda were married. Melinda is also a life-long resident of Kansas City. She works along side her husband in many areas of the church. They have three children, Alex born in November of 1992, Hannah born in June of 1996 and Joel born in May of 2001. Pastor Gates is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and has served at Greater Life (Jesus Name Pentecostal Church) as Lead Pastor since 1998.
 
Email Pastor Gates: pastor@greaterlifekc.com
Email Melinda Gates: firstlady@greaterlifekc.com