Freddie and Mary Gaye were born and raised in West Virginia. Mary Gaye was born in the beautiful Greenbrier Valley in White Sulpher Springs, and Freddie, in the coal field Fayette Plateau town of Mount Hope. Appalachia equipped them both with a rich variety of faith traditions, especially in the Pentecostal, and later, Charismatic movements.
The Steels are proud of their home state, West Virginia, which has brought many prominent faith voices to the world over the last several decades. Some of these voices, in both the ministry and entertainment fields include: Bishop T. D. Jakes; Rev. Perry Stone, Sr.; Rev. John Bevere; Michael W. Smith; Kathy Mattea; Bill Withers; Steve Harvey and Don Knotts.
ALMOST NINE HUNDRED YEARS OF MINISTRY ANCESTRY
The Steels comes from a very long line of pastors, bishops, missionaries, church planters in the Catholic, Reformed, Evangelical and also in the Pentecostal / Charismatic faith traditions dating back hundreds of years.
Their ancestry is filled with spiritual and civil influence. They were men and women of faith who impacted lives wherever they went. Pastor Steel has validated proof of his forefathers rubbing elbows and being related with such men as George Washington, William 'Brave Heart' Wallace, and Rev. Jonathan Edwards. Their history is steeped in the value of leadership excellence, and it is a character trait that they uphold and keep true to, to this day.
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