Dr. Tate is a native of Jefferson South Carolins. He is married to Mrs. Teresa H. Tate and is the father of Kendra L. Tate. Dr. Tate earned his Doctorate of Ministry Degree from the New Life Theological Seminary in 2000. He received his Masters of Divinity Degree from New Life Theological Seminary in 1998. He received an Associate of Business from Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree/Biblical Studies from the New Life University and Columbia International Theological Seminary in 1996.
He became pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in 2002. Since that time Antioch has experienced growth both numerically, economically and spiritually.
In 2006 Dr. Tate organized the Antioch Child Care Academy and received his Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Mount Olive College in 2007. Believing that education prepares you for the on-going, changes in our culture Dr. Tate continued pushing for additional education. He obtained a Teaching Certificate in Continuing Christin Education from Shaw Divinity School in 2005, and a Master of Science Administration from Central Michigan University in 2009.
Dr. Tate, through the Holy Spirit, is empowering members of Antioch to become disciples of Christ rather than just Church members. His ministry is all about giving the believer "Strength for The Journey" as they pursue their place in God's Kingdom.