Biographical Data of Reverend Tamieka N. Gerow, Executive Minister
Reverend Tamieka Nicole Gerow currently serves as the Executive Minister of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Spring House, PA. In this capacity, Reverend Gerow assists the Senior Pastor, Reverend Charles W. Quann, with preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and spiritual growth/development for this growing, vibrant congregation.
Reverend Gerow is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She received her education in the public schools of Philadelphia. In 2004, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth Ministry and Psychology from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA.
Reverend Gerow was licensed to preach the gospel in August 2005 and ordained in March 2009 as the first female in the history of Tenth Memorial Baptist Church. The acceptance of God’s calling on her life has been very inspirational to all that she encounters. The desire to serve God’s people through ministry and the ability to lead are her greatest attributes. In 1997, she represented the Philadelphia Leadership Foundation at the President’s Summit for America’s Future, hosted by former president William Jefferson Clinton. Her passion for ministry has also opened doors for her outside of the continental US. In 1994, she traveled to Seoul, South Korea with the Korean Clergy in an effort to strengthen the bonds between the African-American and Asian communities. In 2005 and 2006, she traveled abroad representing the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., a body of approximately 7 million members. Through the Mission Understanding Project, she supervised a team of high school seniors on a trip to Africa and the Barbados. The project is designed to introduce young people to the idea of missions by immersing them in poverty stricken environments.
Biographical Data of Reverend Tamieka N. Gerow, Executive Minister (Cont.)
Reverend Gerow possesses an innate ability to inspire from all walks of life; she remains committed to ministry, her Christian walk, and her education. With a thirst to better understand the Word and will of God, she enrolled in the Master of Divinity program in 2005 as a Kern Scholar at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University and graduated in 2008. While attending STVU, Reverend Gerow received a certificate in Congregational Pastoral Care from the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care, Inc., a program accredited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. She is rock solid in her faith, yet her mind is open to new opportunities to understand and exercise her faith. She is currently concentrating in Youth and Theology in a certificate program at the Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. This program is designed for practitioners who want to extend their ministry with further education about adolescent culture, Biblical theology, and healthy practices of youth ministry.
Reverend Gerow joined the ministerial team at the historic Bright Hope Baptist Church of Philadelphia, PA in June 2007. She was charged with implementing the pastor’s vision of holistic ministry for children and youth, which included fellowship, Bible study, ministry outreach, academic achievement, and cultural awareness. In April of 2009, she returned to her home church, Tenth Memorial Baptist Church to assist her father in ministry.
Reverend Gerow is actively involved in ministry throughout the city of Philadelphia and in July 2012 she was named one of the 10 People Under 40 To Watch in Philadelphia by The Philadelphia Tribune. Most recently, she served as Chair of the Health Committee for Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity and the Youth Director for the Pennsylvania Eastern Keystone Baptist Association.
This proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated chairs the Ecumenical Service Committee for the North Atlantic Regional Conference to be held in Philadelphia in April of 2013. She is the first born of Pastor William B. and Mrs. Pauline M. Moore and has a brother, Justin, an ordained elder who resides in Reston, VA.
Inspired by Luke 4:18, Rev. Gerow is often heard saying, “I must be faithful to this moment in time that God has given me. I recognize that my anointing is tied to the needs of others; someone somewhere is counting on what God has placed inside of me.”