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MEC Administration and Staff

The MEC initiative is administered through the executive office of the PCAFI. Contact the MEC at executiveoffice@pcafintl.org.

Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr.

Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr.

Presiding Bishop

Bishop Gates has served the PCAFI as presiding bishop since 2016. He is senior pastor of the multi-campus Kingdom Apostolic Ministries based in Detroit, Michigan, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pastor Terrance Bridges, Sr.

Pastor Terrance Bridges, Sr.

Program Strategist

Pastor Bridges’ primary role is developing and implementing strategies for the MEC program and identifying ways to expand the breadth of the program.

Suff. Bishop James Edwell

Suff. Bishop James Edwell

Executive Director

Suffragan Bishop Edwell is director of the PCAFI Office of Denomination, Church, and Pastoral Growth, and is senior pastor of New Life Family Worship Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sister Tara Behanan

Sister Tara Behanan

Program Administrator

Tara works directly with the executive director of finance in ensuring adherence to the Lilly Endowment’s administrative and recordkeeping guidelines.

Elder Aaron Porter, Sr.

Elder Aaron Porter, Sr.

Program Director

Elder Porter is responsible for developing and implementing MEC program strategies and overseeing management of budgets to ensure effective and compliant use of funds.