Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. ~Phillipians 2:3-4~

Pastor's Message


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Pastor Aaron N. Gaines was born October 27, 1959, at Howard Memorial Hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi to his father, the late Rev. Joseph P. Gaines and his mother, Mrs. Allean Gaines. Pastor Gaines was blessed with five siblings: Kenneth Mack, Carolyn Woods, Phillip Gaines, Keith Thurman, and Dawn Torrain. He was raised in the neighboring town of Ocean Springs where he attended Ocean Springs High School.

As a child he attended the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church under two pastors, Rev. House and Dr. Jessie L. Trotter Sr. He sang in the Sunbeam Choir, The Jr. Choir, and The Shepherd Boys of Macedonia. Pastor Gaines gave his life to Christ at ten years of age. Later he completed his collegiate studies at Jackson State University, Antioch Seattle University, and Lesley University. Subsequently, he spent ten years in the Armed Forces in the Army branch as a Forward Observer, 13 Foxtrot. His travels led him to Ft. Lewis in Tacoma, WA.

In Washington, Pastor Gaines met and married the love of his life, Lisa Andrea Gaines. God blessed them with four beautiful children: Aneka Whittle, Laticia Weathers, Ashley N. Gaines, and Aaron J. Gaines. Pastor and wife currently reside in Everett with their son, Aaron and dog, Tux.

They joined Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in 1986 with Dr. Robert L. Manaway Sr. as the residing Pastor. Pastor Gaines preached his first message while under the guidance of Dr. Manaway in January 1998 - "I was Blind but Now I See". He was ordained in 2002. Under the directions of Dr. Manaway, Pastor Gaines was sent north to Snohomish County to establish a North-end ministry. After many years of laboring in the vineyard, Faith Tabernacle Fellowship was born in December 2011.