Meet the Pastor

Reverend L. Timothy Dates



Timothy Dates a “Man of Faith” an “Extraordinary Visionary” established Living Faith Ministries of Clinton, a Christ-centered, biblically based, non-denominational church.

On October 10, 2010, Living Faith Ministries (LFM) was birthed to bring deliverance to those bound, spiritually, physically, emotionally and financially. Living Faith Ministries (LFM) exist to bridge the social and economic gap through financial empowerment by renewing the mind with the “Word of God”.

Rev. Dates answered his call to ministry on February 15, 1998.  In May 2002 he earned a Master’s of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary. Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington, Rev. Dates faithfully served for twelve (12) years. He regularly taught Wednesday bible study and preached on Sunday mornings when called upon. Rev. Dates became well known for his spiritual warfare teaching and he would go on to teach “Spiritual Warfare” at the Patricia Clark Institute at Reid Temple AME Church.

Rev. Dates believes “Living by Faith” is the gateway to change for every facet of life. In 2015, Living Faith Ministries was proud to air “It’s Your Faith …Walk it Out” radio broadcast ministry. Rev. Dates prophetic preaching and teaching can be heard each Saturday morning at 7:30 on WAVA 105.1 FM. WAVA serves the Washington/Baltimore area with approximately 8 million listeners and (LFM) broadcast ministry impact can be felt as far as West Virginia, New York and many local listeners.

Pastor Dates believes there are two vital components to advancing God’s Kingdom: VISION & CREATIVITY (Vision + Creativity = Inspiration).  On March 27, 2019, Rev. Dates passion for economic empowerment become more evident as he established the Future Millionaires of the Kingdom, a financial course designed to empower young people (age:12 to 25) with practical and biblical strategies for kingdom living.

Pastor Dates continues to build upon his broad vision known as SWEAP: Stewardship, Worship, Evangelism, Authentic Community, and Personal Growth. For nearly 10 years Living Faith Ministries continues to do the work of ministry; making disciples and advancing the Kingdom of God. In 2015, Living Faith Ministries would experience a “faith” victory with the acquisition of 15 acres of land in Brandywine MD “to house” a greater Vision —- establishing a Local Food Pantry, Apprenticeship Program, Divorce Prevention, Counseling Services and Economic Expansion.

Rev. Dates crowning glory is that of “Caring Husband” and “Proud Father”. For twenty-four (24) blissful years he has been married to Tonya V. Dates and together they have given-birth and are raising three talented and gifted children: Tamar Dates, Leah Dates and Nathanael Emmanuel Dates.