Gerald Matthew Mandrell was born and raised in Live Oak, FL to Mr. And Mrs. Mack S. Mandrell. He is an honor graduate of Suwannee High School. He completed his BS Degree in Pharmacy at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL and has practiced the profession of pharmacy since February 1980. He committed his life to Christ under the pastorate of the late Bishop Elbert L. Sheppard of Watson Temple Church of God In Christ on February 3, 1978 during a Friday night pastoral teaching. He was baptized with the Holy Ghost on the following night during a renewal service.
He served in various capacities at Watson Temple. He was the Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School Department, Chairman of the Evangelism Department, Board of Directors member of E.L. Sheppard Television Ministries, Bible Band Instructor, and he has also chaired various other committees and served in many other capacities.
Superintendent Mandrell is the honored husband of Evangelist Judy Mandrell since October 17, 1981. She works diligently alongside of him in the ministry. (Their daughter, Brittany, preceded them in death).He is a father figure, brother, mentor, and friend of many saints and ministers of the gospel.
Superintendent Mandrell responded to his call to the ministry in November, 1984 and received his ministerial license in December, 1984. He was subsequently ordained as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ by the late Bishop Melton L. Sconiers in March, 1986 in Orlando, Florida. He is the founder and Senior Pastor of Life Changers Church of God In Christ, Inc., Tallahassee, Fl. where he is responsible for the spiritual growth and development of this local assembly at large. The church initially started with a membership of twelve individuals and has exponentially grown each year. He serves as the District Superintendent of Kingdom Builders Church of God In Christ, Inc., under the leadership of Bishop Willie J. Matheney.
Pastor Mandrell is a gift to the Body of Christ. He is an anointed teacher of the Word of God. He and his insightful and revelatory teaching are in great demand of Pastors and students. To know Pastor Mandrell is to fall more in love with Jesus.