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Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Beyond the Walls Ministry is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Our History

In 2003 God ministered to Pastor Rodney Tate about creating an outreach ministry. The Holy Spirit led him to name it Beyond The Walls Ministry.  On January 1st 2004, Pastor Tate preached his first message as Pastor and Founder of Beyond The Walls Ministry.  The message was titled “It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish”.   From that day forward the ministry began to grow and continues to grow today

Ministry Team


Pictured:  Front Row (L to R)  Minister Tony Burris, Minister Cassandra Love, Elder James Adams

Back Row (L to R) Minister Juanita Tate, Minister Freddie Simpson, Minister Parthenia Greene, Minister Jemeka Burris


Leadership Team

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Rodney Tate, Senior Pastor

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Pastor Rodney Tate

Pastor Rodney Tate is the Senior Pastor at Beyond the Walls. He has a passion for the  Word of God and for helping people realize the truths of the Gospel.

Pastor Tate’s passion for helping others reaches “beyond the walls” of the established church and into areas where others dare not tread.  His humble, honest way of teaching and preaching inspires all who hear to see themselves the way God sees them.

Minister Juanita Tate, Ministerial Leader


Minister Juanita Tate is the Ministerial Leader at Beyond The Walls, and also serves as co-leader of the Women’s Ministry. She works tirelessly to help ministers reach maturity in the Gospel.  Minister Tate lives by the precepts of the Word and is a true example of Christian discipleship.

Minister Parthenia Greene

Minister Green’s main responsibility is teaching the youth and leading children’s program. She currently holds the position of Director of Education. Minister Green firmly believes that if you train up a child when he is young, he will hold fast to those principles when he becomes a man. She is passionate about teaching and makes empowering youth a way of life.  She is also co-leader of the Women’s Ministry

 Elder James Adams, Hospitality Ministry

Elder James Adams

Elder Adams’ team of greeters and security personnel stand ready as the first line of  help to visitors as well as new and existing members. His commitment to the safety of the church and his diligence makes Beyond The Walls a place where everyone, regardless of where they find themselves in life, can come and find hope


Tony Burris, Men’s Ministry Leader

Minister Tony Burris

Minister Burris is the Men’s Ministry leader. This growing team is one of the most up-and-coming ministries at Beyond The Walls Ministry.  Minister Burris believes that when men unite and work together to get things done, with God’s help, there is nothing they can’t accomplish.  Under his direction, the men have fed hungry families, purchased bikes for needy children, and ministered to men in prison.

Jemeka Burris, Worship & Music Leader

Minister Jemeka Burris

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Minister Burris’  role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Jemeka is an accomplished psalmist who has sung on numerous occasions throughout the community.  She uses her God-given gift to the uplifting of His glory and  for the edification of the Church.

God’s heart is open to everyont