Lambert Gates is the president of L.W. Gates Ministries, which is the foundation for the churches, ministries, and programs under his calling. He also is the presiding bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith International (elected in 2016) and is senior pastor of the multicampus Kingdom Apostolic Ministries. His distinction as one pastor in multiple locations attests to the call on his life for expansive ministry. He is an internationally known speaker whose ministry is in constant demand.

Before answering God’s call to the pastorate, he worked as a high school English teacher for several years. In June 2023, he received a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.