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Dr. Phyllis Young


DR. PHYLLIS YOUNG is the founder of Miracle Christian Center. With a breath from God, she received a life changing vision to give birth in May of 1997, to what has been the catalyst for healing, deliverance and victory to the countless souls. From it’s inception, the P.E.W. – Prayer, Evangelism and Worship has been the driving force and primary focus of Miracle’s existence. Many travel far and near to embrace the Miracle Experience. With a passion to continually reach the lost she has given birth to numerous outreach ministry, most recently, Queen In You, designed to compel women to tap into the reservoir that rest on the inside, designed by the father to produce greatness.

Dr. David B. Gates

Senior Pastor

DR. DAVID B. GATES is a founding member of Miracle Christian Center and has been the SR. Pastor since 2009. His passion for God and the advancement of the Kingdom of God is unprecedented. From prayer to worship to the spoken word, he challenges all to draw near, with a firm conviction that the presence of the Lord can yield miracles, bring deliverance, heal and reveal all things. Under his tutelage, Miracle has established a plethora of ministries and programs that minister’s weekly to the total man.

A true visionary, Dr. David has transformed Miracle Christian Center into a 21st Century cutting edge ministry, Miracle New York…… A Life Changing Experience.

Rev. Jacqueline R. Gates

Executive Pastor

PASTOR JACQUELINE GATES has been a member of Miracle Christian Center since its inception. As Executive Pastor of Miracle New York, she is the forerunner that works diligently to ensure that the brand and image of the church – ….. A Life Changing Experience is reflected and revealed in all that we say and do. As gatekeeper of Administration, Public Relations and New Members Departments, she compels all to pursue EXCELLENCE, as it is the embodiment of our leader and reputation of our church.

Rev. Barbara J. Cook

Associate Pastor of Ministries

PASTOR BARBARA COOK has been a member of Miracle Christian Center for over 12 years. As Associate Pastor of Ministries, she oversees the ministries known as the FRONTLINE. Because of her passion for ministry and serving God’s people, she has instilled in all under her tutelage to become the portrait of Jesus Christ, before they hear you, they must see the Love of Christ displayed in your posture, deportment and presentation, as you only have one time to make a first impression.

Rev. Deborah A. Calhoun

Associate Pastor of Evangelism

PASTOR DEBORAH CALHOUN has been a member of Miracle Christian Center for over 10 years. As Associate Pastor of Evangelism, she oversees the ministries that answers the cries of men and provides them with hope and solutions. From evangelism to missions to outreach, she compels her scope of ministry to embrace Luke Chapter 15- The Lost Sheep, The Lost Coin, The Prodigal Son, that God not only welcomes sinners, but He goes out of His way to forgive, which is the message of the church to the world. A warrior indeed, she travails for the souls of lost.

Rev. Tobias N. Hall

Associate Pastor of Fellowships

PASTOR TOBIAS HALL has been a member of Miracle Christian Center for over 7 years. As Associate Pastor of Fellowship, he oversees the ministries that strengthens relationships, marriages and families. Each ministry under his scope reach out to men, women, couples, singles and youth as individual ministries, but operate with the same goal in mind: to deal with specific issues that hinders them from successful and victorious living and to fellowship In Unity. He subscribes that is order to change the culture we must change our perception.

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