It all began in the house of the Lord with the word of prophecy that went forth to 2 Loving Parents concerning the child that they were about to have; It was there sixth child… The Lord used Mother Gage to prophecy to Deacon Frank and Missionary Fannie Gaines about their child that they were about to have, To name him Timothy and that he would be mighty in the Kingdom of God. Shortly thereafter their son was born and they decided to go ahead and name him Timothy
Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Eight is the year that ushered in the life of a compelling young man whom loving parents named him Timothy. Growing up his life was pretty much like any individual raised with six other siblings in a Christian environment. It was in Detroit, Michigan that he received his formal education, Gradulating from Mumford High School, Later on attending Business Classes that would take him further in his education. It was in the year of 1970 March 3rd at the tender age of twelve that Timothy was compelled to the Lord’s Salvation plan and was baptized and received the gift of the holy ghost as prescribed by the Apostle Doctrine according to Acts 2:38, at the Apostolic Church of God In Christ Jesus now known as the Greater Apostolic Church then pastored by the late Elder Percy J. Pitts. Timothy was very involved and instrumental and begin to work in and around the church in various capacity, Such as Junior Missionary Vice President and President, President of the Youth Ushers Board, One of the Founding Member of the Youth Choir, Youth Affairs President, Radio and Mass Choir Member, Church Announcer, Wednesday Noon Day Prayer Member and anything his hands could find to do. Timothy later on went on to work on the State Level working with the Northern District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of The World, Inc., With the N.D.C.-P.Y.P.U. State Ushers Board, The Michigan State Choir, The Planning Board and later on was elected to serve on the State Executive Board as State Treasurer of the Pentecostal Young People’s Union of the Northern District Council and held that position for 5 two year terms.
Timothy begin his workforce career in 1977 with The Department of The Treasury/Internal Revenue Service were he still is gainfully employed working in various department and currently working in the Currency Reporting And Compliance Department as a Tax Examiner Technician. Even on his job you could find him busy working in many capacity. On December 30, 2011 after 34 1/2 Years Timothy retired from the IRS with many honors.
In the late 1970’s Timothy realize that God had anointed him with anointing power to minister in song and was often asked to lead devotion and praise at his home church to the point that others recognize the calling on his life that he would go out and minister in song with his parent’s permission and blessings. It was officially in 1983 that he realized that he had a greater work to do and begin to seek God for direction about the calling on his life. And that same year Timothy did a Full Concert with Standing Room only with The Jones Temple Church of God In Christ Mass Choir under the Direction of Phillip and Joey Britten that Told his family and friends of his calling to the ministry, However is was 2 years later that he confirmed the called to the Spoken Word Ministry.
It is his obvious size that tends to draw people to him and it is the anointing of the Holy Ghost that dwells within him that destroyed the yokes.
In was in 1985 that he connected with Greater Grace Temple of The Apostolic Faith under the Spiritual Leadership of Bishop David L. Ellis, Once again after joining he became very active in various auxilary within the church, Praise Team Leader, Celestial Choir Member, Ministerial Alliance, Youth Department Member. Upon the dealth of his spiritual leader Bishop David L. Ellis, Timothy remain faithful under the leadership of Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III and it was up under Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III leadership that he was elevated to Elder Timothy Gaines after completing his Aenon Bible College Course and received his Ministerial License through the Pentecostal Assemblies Of The World, Inc. Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Now only is Elder Gaines is anointed in Word Ministry, He is a anointed and accomplish writer, producer and singer that God has used to minister to the lost in songs and in Praise & Worship. Elder Gaines has been blessed to share the platform with renown Gospel Artist as Pastor John P. Kee & New Life Choir, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Commissioned, Kirk Franklin, Pastor Marvin Sapp, The Williams Brothers and countless other.
This is only a portion of the many accomplishment that the Lord gave unto him and the best is still yet to come, Please continue to visit this site for constant update on Elder Gaines and the Ministry the Lord has called and ordained him to.