Albert Tate is the founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia. From Sweet Home Church of Christ Holiness USA in Pearl, Mississippi to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, Albert Tate has been preaching the Gospel to people of all ages and races. Hearing the call from God, Albert and his wife LaRosa planted Fellowship Monrovia a Gospel-Centered, Multi-Ethnic and Intergenerational church in January 2012.
Albert is a gifted and dynamic communicator who is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the local and global church. Albert presents the Gospel to people across the country in academic, retreat and conference settings combining humor and storytelling of God’s amazing grace and love. His unique and passionate style from the pulpit combines inspiration and challenge, laughter and tears as people are engaged at their core. His hope for Fellowship Monrovia is to cultivate a community of disciples that is unleashed to live out the Gospel by Growing in a life of worship, Gathering in community and Giving their lives away on mission.
Albert is married to the love of his life LaRosa Tate who he calls God’s gift of amazing grace in his life – together they have four beautiful children Zoe, Bethan, Isaac and Micah.
Albert serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University & Fuller Youth Institute. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Scott Hitzel is the Executive Pastor of Fellowship whose personal mantra is ‘you can’t become who you need to be by remaining who you are’.
Scott has been in full time ministry for over 20 years including serving for a decade on the Leadership Team of one of the largest ten churches in America, then serving on the Executive Team of another mega church prior to partnering with Albert Tate and leading the Fellowship Team.
He married his wife, Lisa, in 1996 in New York where they were both born and raised. Since the late 1990’s they’ve lived in Southern California where they have enjoyed raising their amazing twin boys, Ethan and Ryan.
Scott holds degrees in Organizational Leadership, Religious Studies, and Christian Ministry. He cycles thousands of miles a year, roots for the San Antonio Spurs and New York Yankees, and loves seeing people work together to do significantly audacious things!