Elder Gerald Collins was born in Fort Riley KS, but spent his formative years in Columbus, and considers himself a true native of the city. He has attended Muskingum College, Columbus State Community College, Aenon Bible College, and The Ohio State University, where he received his teaching license for the state of Ohio. Pastor Collins believes in lifelong learning and continues attending classes and seminars today. In his former ministry settings he has served as Youth Leader, Outreach Co-Chair, Deacon, Served on the Men’s Ministry Board, Care group Leader, Sunday School Teacher/Co-Superintendent/Director of Christian Education. Pastor Collins takes the call of God seriously and deems it a privilege to minister to His people. He has been assigned to pastoral leadership, focusing on leadership development, marriage and family, and Christian Education. A teacher at heart, Elder Collins desires to inspire and motivate God's people to realize their purpose and to pursue God with gusto and persistence. Pastor Collins is the husband of his beautiful wife Sharon and the proud father of two beautiful daughters Audrey and Brittany.