Tommy Bates Ministries
Tommy Bates Ministries was founded by Tommy Bates who pastors one of America's fastest growing independent Pentecostal churches, Community Family Church, in Independence, Kentucky. A powerful preacher, gifted musician, and anointed singer, Pastor Bates ministers in his own unique blend of high energy, devil-defeating, supercharged preaching, coupled with old-fashioned, Appalachian singing that is sure to stir your spirit.
Pastor Bates has appeared on TBN in Dallas, Texas, as a special guest and has made several appearances with his sons on TBN at Hendersonville, Tennessee, but most frequently is viewed on “Up On Melody Mountain” with Betty Jean Robinson. By the time he was twenty years of age, Pastor Bates had already been to nine different countries, being involved in missions projects. Through his years of experience, he presently conducts crusades and conferences throughout the world, seeing multiplied thousands come to Christ. The gifts of the Spirit follow his ministry with visible signs of transformation and miraculous healings.
On April 17, 1981, Pastor Tommy Bates became the Interim Pastor for his home church and was elected the Senior Pastor of the Community Family Church on August 3, 1981. Pressing through the tremendous difficulty of a divided congregation, contentious division between the old order of Pentecostalism and acceptance of change, financial draining, lack of organization, over eighty relatives, strong family clans, and great debt, Pastor Bates, through the preaching of the Word with a powerful anointing, has seen God bring CPC to financial freedom with no debt in 1987.
Presently, over two thousand members and visitors attend services every week. To date, the church has one-hundred and eight acres of prime property, about eighteen miles south of Cincinnati, Ohio, and only fourteen miles from the Greater Cincinnati Airport, which has proven to be a pivotal position for the Kingdom of God. With the additional buildings of the Educational Wing, the Family Life Center, and the Tara Center, they are moving forward to building a new four thousand-seat sanctuary.
Pastor Bates completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Northern Kentucky University. He oversees the spiritual and corporate direction of Community Family Church as well as his own ministry, Tommy Bates Ministries, Inc.
Pastor Bates resides with his wife, Tara, and has three children, Eric, Josh, and Ashley as well as a daughter-in-law, Erin, and a son-in-law, Jamen.
Community Family Church
11875 Taylor Mill Road
Independence, Kentucky 41051
(859) 356-7991 Fax
P.O. Box 30
Independence, KY 41051
General Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For invitation inquiries,
contact: Eric Bates
Phone: (859) 356-8851, ext. 103
Tommy Bates Ministries websites include: tommybates.com; communitypentecostal.com