District Elder T. Marc Gandy was born in Richmond, California to the late Pastor Emeritus, Elder Thomas Gandy Jr. and Sister Lerline Gandy. Reared in a Christian home, he has been active in the church from a very young age. He was baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in 1966 at the age of eight, and was filled with the Holy Ghost in 1981.

District Elder Gandy has served in various leadership capacities at Miracle Temple Apostolic Pentecostal Church since 1980. After accepting his call into ministry in 1999 he has been preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Elder Gandy served as the Assistant Pastor to now Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Lelia M. Edwards. He received his Ministerial License in November, 2002 and was Ordained on July 2, 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry and a Master of Arts degree in Theology both from Aenon Bible College.

In 2006 he completed a training course in Law Enforcement Chaplaincy and served as Lead Chaplain for the Bay Station of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department. Elder Gandy worked with District Elder K. R. Woods of District 3 as the District Administrator, and served as the Co-Chairman of the Church Applications Committee for the 16th  Episcopal District of the California District Council Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. Elder Gandy was elevated to District Elder of District 6 in March of 2015, by the Diocesan, Bishop Noel Jones of the Northern California District Council. He serves as a member of the Church Applications Committee with Suffragan Bishop Derrick Baity. District Elder Gandy is involved with CCISCO, Operation Richmond and Ceasefire, all of which are Community Organizations. He also serves with the Richmond Clergy Caucus an interfaith coalition bringing unity to the religious community.

District Elder Gandy retired from Coca-Cola after 33 ½ years of service in the Marketing Dept. He has served as the Senior Pastor of Miracle Temple in Richmond, California for 10 years. District Elder Gandy has been married for 34 years to his wife, First Lady, Laurie Gandy. They are the proud parents of Jennifer Janelle Jackson and Chester (Husband), and grandchildren Jourdan and “Chucky”.

District Elder Gandy gives all the credit for his accomplishments to the Lord Jesus Christ and is known to say, “Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.”

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