Apostle Dr. Gary Bernard McLaurin has been in the ministry for over 25 years teaching the unadulterated Word of God. He accepted Christ at a very early age and committed his life to ministry as a Praise and Worship leader, Armor Bearer, Evangelist and later an Assistant Pastor.  Apostle McLaurin was dedicated and submitted to those whom he served, his humility open many doors and allowed him to minister from New Haven, Connecticut to the Southern States.

In 1991, Apostle founded Shekinah Faith Temple International Ministries.  Apostle serves as pastor and overseer of Shekinah Faith Temple in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  He is a prolific, revelatory, no non-sense preacher.  His preaching style gained him the nick name “the radical preacher.”  Apostle’s main focus is to reach the lost at any cost.  Many souls have been saved, set free and delivered through his profound teachings.

A skilled orator and student of the word, Apostle graduated from Amora Deliverance Theological Institution earning his Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Christian Education.  In 2008, he received his Doctorate of Philosophy from Amora Deliverance Theological Institution.  He is currently studying at Ashworth College to obtain a degree in Psychology.

An anointed songster, Apostle recorded live songs of his own personal experiences in August 2002, which gained him the honor of receiving the Prestige Award for “Songwriter of the Year” from the North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild in April 2005. His anointed voice ministers to bring healing and deliverance to all men and women.  In 2016 he released his first book Nuggets which are quotes to assist in everyday living.  His love for dress, professionalism, and etiquette inspired him to open his own clothing store, Bernie’s Modest Apparel.

The fivefold ministry gifts are truly in operation in the life of Apostle Gary B. McLaurin.  As the Apostle, he has planted churches, provides mentorship and has the role of an overseer.  Many signs and miracles have been performed through this man of God, bodies healed of cancer, healings of incurable diseases, life restored, financial blessings, and restitution. The prophetic gift is dominated in his life.  As the prophet, he has given several prophesies regarding our nation, state and government that have come to pass.  There have been numerous testimonies that validate him as a Prophet of God.   His teachings are impeccable, sound, real and relevant.  He is a studier of the word and it is demonstrated through his bible study lessons, ministerial and leadership classes.  He is truly a Pastor after God’s own heart.  Apostle loves the people of God.  He is a touchable loving man who is leading the people back to God.


Apostle is a native of New Haven, Connecticut.  He is the loving husband of TaWanda Elliott McLaurin, his wife of over 20 years. They are the parents of two bright, God-fearing children, Gary J’Nard and Michael Bernard.

You can now watch Apostle McLaurin on The Now Network on Monday at 10:30am. A new CD and books coming soon. Stay tuned!

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