James E. Pate, Jr., the newly elected pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of Galveston, Texas, is a servant-leader. Gifted by God with a tapestry of experiences to equip him for the office to which he has been elected, Rev. Pate has been a servant and leader in various capacities.
He gained exposure in ministering to and serving children of all ages as principal of Unity Christian Academy, a pre-K through twelfth grade school. As a leader in this educational institution, Rev. Pate provided leadership and administration to staff members, students, and parents.
For nine years, the pastor-elect served as a counselor, minister of God’s Word, and assistant to Reverend Allen R. Randle, Sr., the pastor of Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in New Iberia, Louisiana. Rev. Pate’s pastoral ministry preparation continued at Good Hope Baptist Church of Lafayette, Louisiana. Under the tutelage of Dr. Ricky E. Carter, he faithfully served in the evangelism ministry sharing the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost. Additionally, he was a dedicated teacher in Sunday School and a faithful minister of God’s Word in Bible studies and Sunday worship services. Rev. Pate and his wife, Linda, also became the ministry leaders of the Young Adult Ministry at Good Hope Baptist Church.
Rev. Pate earned degrees from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia: a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a minor in Christian Counseling and a Master’s in Human Services with an emphasis in marriage/family counseling. His further education pursuits include completion of a Master of Divinity degree bestowed by Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia.
After God, the greatest loves of Rev. Pate’s life are his wife of fifteen years, Linda Pate, and his children, Judah and Blue.
You are welcome to stop by during these times:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Thurs
8 a.m. Sunday
10 a.m. Sunday
7 p.m. Wednesday
1301 Avenue L
Galveston, TX 77550