Pastoral Profile of Yates

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NAME                                                :   Pst. Harris N. Yates

DATE OF BRITH                             :

MARETAL STATUS                        :   Married   ( Blessed with five children)

RELIGIOUS  AFFILIATION           :   Christian  ( Fellowship Baptist Ministries

    Church )

NATIONALITY                                 :   Liberian




I was convicted when I was between seventeen (17) and eighteen (18) years of age. In April, 1968, I was baptized in Careysburg. By God’s grace, I was ordained and began functioning as a pastor in 1984.


I am a college graduate of 1969 with a B Sc. Degree in education and minor in theology. Making Theology my minor subject was a great mistake. Therefore, to correct my mistake, I enrolled in the Basecra School in 1980 ? 1983, in Zoegeh.


I had served as a pastor/trainer for churches and orphanages. I had also attended many seminars and leadership training for and advancement. Presently, I am conducting leadership training in the Fellowship Baptist Ministries, Soul Clinic Road Junction, Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia for a period of two (2) months.




In March 3, 1973, I was officially employed as principal of a government school. I served as a principal for Gblah Elementary & Junior High School in 1971  to 1977. During this term, I worked with the Liberia Inland Church. On August 19, 1977 to 1978, I was transferred to Buutuo High School as  principal. In 1979 I was transferred to Bahn Senior High School. In 1984 to 1988, I served as principal for Kpallah Elementary & Junior High and work with the Liberia Inland Church as Pastor/Trainer. In 1989, I was elevated and transferred to the office of District Supervisor of School for Nimba County School District # 2.


During the year 2001 to 2002, I served as Classroom Teacher for the Golgotha Baptist Mission in Suakoko, in Bong County, Liberia and also worked with Mercy Baptist Church as Sunday School Teacher and Trainer.


In 2003 to 2004, I worked with the Gbarnga Community Orphanage as a Principal, Pastor and Administrator. With the understanding between the Directnesses for Gbarnga Community Orphanage and Children Rescue Center Orphanage Mission I was asked to remain with the CRC     Orphanage Mission to train and educate the kids.  This Mission was broken down by the Liberian civil crisis and I was requested to remain there to put things together and encourage the children and workers. This is been done on a humanitarian basic (no money) but with a support of little food. All my transfers mentioned above came about at a time when I was most needed to put things right where things went wrong in these institutions. At this end time, I have expressed my desire to withdraw my family serving our Almighty God under the name Unity Baptist Church.



When war drove us from our place, we left with nothing to start with. The war destroyed everything we owned. As a result, we are only waiting onto our God for our survival. Now that we are hanging in somebody’s old house, our greatest need is house to live in and enjoy peace with the word of God than receiving lots of threat for rent. My family needs at least one (1) lot. My wife Mrs. Lynn B. Yates need little amount of money to start a little business so that she will be able to get things such as wearing, provision for medication, and help for our children’s education.




  1. I have decided and withdrawn my membership from Unity Baptist Church to serve as pastor for Fellowship Baptist Ministries, Soul Clinic Road Junction. Paynesville, Liberia.
  2. I am a church trainer, and I have already started training the Fellowship Baptist Ministries Church in accordance with my plan to train pastors, evangelists, deacons, youth and leaders in general.
  3. I have planed to bring under Fellowship Baptist Ministries the below listed churches in Bong County, Liberia if it is God’s will.

a)      Mercy Baptist Church with a large congregation in Suakoko Headquarters, Bong County, Liberia.

b)      Macedonian Baptist Church, Nah Town, Bong County, Liberia.

c)      Repentance Baptist Church, Gbanay , Bong County, Liberia.

d)      Bethel Baptist Church, Giamue Town, Bong County, Liberia.

e)      Born Again Baptist Church, Taylor Town, Bong County, Liberia.

f)        Charity Baptist Church, Mc-Gill Town, Bong County, Liberia.

g)      Emmanuel Baptist Church, Sergeant Kollie Town (SKT), Bong County, Liberia.

h)      Redeemer Baptist Church, Gwenemar Town, Bong County, Liberia.

i)        Gbatala Baptist Church, Gbatala, Bong County, Liberia.



For further information, God have used me and other pastors to plant the above listed churches.


It is my heart’s most fervent wish if it is God’s will, to see to it that the F.B.M. have well trained pastors, evangelists, and other leaders  to go out for Christ.


Beside my theological studies, I am a B. Sc. Degree holder in education. I am one of the oldest teachers. I conduct workshops for both teacher and church respectively.


I plan to bring to the F.B.M. attention to have an orphanage home, additional schools and engage in winning souls through crusade in and out of our community which is another easy way to encourage the Holy Spirit to convict the lost ones.


I wish to inform administration that four (4) of our children are presently residing with relatives in Bong County, Margibi County and Randall Street respectively,  where they are in school. They could not be with us because of current financial difficulty.  This we consider an embarrassment posed on our relatives as they themselves are facing some financial hardship and are often calling upon us to take our children back home. We promise to make available the photo of the entire family as soon as our other children are back home.




  1. Ruth Yates                               Reside in Harbel, Margibi County, Liberia
  2. Sylestin  Yates                          Reside on Randall Street, Monrovia
  3. Emmanuel Yates                       Reside with us ( on the photo with us )
  4. John Yates                               Reside in Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia;
  5. Gabriel Yates                           Reside in Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia.