Pastor Tommy Bates has a unique calling and gift of God to bridge the gap of separation between “that which was” and “that which is” in the full-gospel movement. God uses him mightily to preach a contemporary message with the “old time” anointing. In addition to Pastor Bates’ TV program, “Bridging the Gap,” he conducts crusades, conferences, and revivals throughout the United States and the world, seeing multiplied thousands come to Christ. The gifts of the Spirit follow his ministry with visible signs of transformation and miraculous healings. He pastors Community Family Church in Independence, KY, one of the fastest growing Pentecostal churches in the nation.