Pastor B. Dayle Tate and his wife Valerie are graduates of Penn State University and are parents of four grown kids (Three are married and they have nine grandchildren). He is graduate of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was Ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC). In the UMC Pastor Tate served 17 years in two churches. He is the founding pastor of Lord of Lords Bible Community Church.
Pastor Tate’s emphasis in ministry is grace in the power of God to set free, heal, and deliver from the curse of the Law. We received, found, and the door was opened to us when we became born again. We are called to the same ministry by the same Spirit, for the same reasons that Jesus ministered.
Pastor Tate is a life learner and readily admits he's just gotten the memo (six years ago) about putting away the law and living only to newness of life (Rom. 7:6). Grace and the law cannot be mixed it is causing Christ to be of no effect in our life (Gal. 5:1-4). This has become a great source of comfort to realize that in Christ the judgment of the law is gone--there is no condemnation. He emphasizes that is not about our love for God but about His love for us. We need to see, recognize, embrace, and abide in His love--that is the essence of grace.
Pastor Daniel and his wife Julie met while attending Delanco Camp as teenagers. They both graduated from Eastern University and were married shortly after. They have 4 daughters Abigail (7), Elsie (6), Iris (4), and Ophelia (1). Daniel graduated from Palmer Seminary a Masters of Divinity Degree. He grew up in Sicklerville United Methodist Church and worked there after college as the Director of Youth and Young Adults Ministry for 7 years before moving to Lord of Lords as the Associate Pastor.
While working at Sicklerville, Dan and Julie experienced a similar revival of truth and spirit as they began to understand the message of grace and how it was a life-giving revelation. They came to work alongside Lord of Lords Church in bringing this Good News to Ocean County. Daniel has a passion for youth and young adults as well as worshiping God through music. He enjoys spending time with his girls, watching movies with his wife, playing guitar and drums, and rooting for Philadelphia sports.
Julie Ulrich has a passion for Jesus and for families of all shapes and sizes. She is a math teacher at Southern Regional Middle School. Julie believes growing up in the church, serving as a teenager, volunteering alongside her husband Dan in youth and young adult groups, mission trips in and out of the country, planning outreach events, working as a middle and high school mathematics teacher, and becoming a mom of four littles have all helped prepare her for this role at Lord of Lords church. She believes that we become more of who we are meant to be in Christ by spending time with Him and in serving Him. She hopes that the creativity, message, and giving nature all church family events point to who Jesus is, how much He loves us, and to His never ending supply of grace
Adele Shaw is a graduate of Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. Adele met her husband David while working as a summer camp counselor at Mount Misery, which was then a Christian retreat center operated by the United Methodist Church.
Adele grew up in Waretown Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and served as a youth representative on the church board. After her marriage, she lived in Seaside Park for several years, attending Grace Evangelical Church. There she also served in the choir, as a Sunday School teacher, and as director of the youth ministry. She took a regular turn with others in leading the Women’s Bible Study. During this time, she also became a counselor at Open Door Pregnancy Center.
Adele has three grown children, and two beautiful grandchildren. Adele’s life was also changed by the Grace message, enabling her to step out of the shadows of worry and fear and live in God’s blessing. Aside from her speaking role in church services, Adele also plans and coordinates the annual Lord of Lords Christian Women’s Spring Retreat, an overnight event held at the Lighthouse Center, a bay front conference facility in Waretown.
Adele is currently taking correspondence courses at Charis Bible College.