Tate, serves as volunteer co-chaplain for New Mexico United, a team playing in the United Soccer League — Championship division of professional soccer in the U.S. Tate has been serving the club since 2023.
Tate was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. His parents, Kennedy and Lilian, raised he and his brother in a strong Christian home. Everywhere they turned the reality of the gospel greeted us. He grew up attending church and came to faith in Christ at a young age.
Tate grew up attending a private Christian grade school, and even though he had a desire to chase after the Lord, he found it tough during some of those years. He still attended church and youth group, even led home groups at times, but his heart was far from Christ. He felt pressure to operate under the illusion that on the outside he was a devout Christian, but in reality, he had an internal struggle with accepting the Lord’s grace over his wicked heart.
During his final two years of high school, his youth pastor took him under his wing and discipled Tate. He taught Tate that being a believer didn’t mean he was perfect; it meant that, in Christ’s perfection, Jesus’ blood covered his sin. The implications of Jesus death, burial and resurrection were wholly awakened in Tate.
In 2004, he moved to Denton, Texas, to study Radio, Television and Film at the University of North Texas. While at UNT the Lord confirmed in him a call and desire to enter into ministry. He got plugged into The Village Church while he was in college and served as minister there for 9 years before moving to Albuquerque and stepping into the role of Minister of Children & Families at DSC.
Tate and his wife Rachel, married in 2013. Today, they have 4 children, Xander, Zeke, Kai and Lili. They love traveling to new places, watching and playing futbol and playing board games with friends. He is an Arsenal fan.
BA, Radio, TV, and Film, University of North Texas (2009)
MA, Theological Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2019)