Andrea Gates "affectionately known as Lynn", is the Founder of God's Daughters, a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to ministering to women and girls through conferences, life classes, mentorship programs and more. Andrea is an ordained elder, and has received extensive training in ministry and teaching from Love Fellowship Christian Center in Adamsville Alabama, and New Life Interfaith Ministries Inc. of Bessemer, Alabama.
Andrea has an undying passion to see others walk in their purpose, therefore she has created the "Purpose 101: Destiny Is In Session", intensive workshop to help others discover, walk in, and maintain their purpose. The Purpose Workshop has been accompanied by several testimonies of life changing experiences.
Andrea is also the founder of Y.A.C. (Young & Committed), and the 100 Hearts Mentorship Program for High School girls. These two avenues afford her the opportunity to direct, and challenge young women to live their best life despite the odds they may face in their daily lives. Andrea knows first hand the importance of overcoming depression, and an identity crisis.
Andrea Gates Ministries is the teaching and excellence infuser arm of Andrea's ministry where she is able to assist others in conference preparation, leadership training, and branding. Andrea's energetic, and powerful style of ministry is accompanied with compassion, and a sincere desire to see others free for real. As a result of her ministry style she has been coined "The Atmosphere Changer".
Andrea is the pastor of The Purpose Church, located in Pleasant Grove, AL . She is married to Elder Anthony Gates, and is the mother of two teenage sons, AJ and Chris. She resides in Birmingham Alabama with her family.