Birthed out of a desire to see others live an abundant life.
Officially incorporated in Florida on June 2008 as Relationship Education and Life Aptitude Training Essentials (DBA as R.E.L.A.T.E. Ministries). We are a 501c3, non-profit corporation in the state of Florida.
R.E.L.A.T.E was founded in 1996 as an ancillary ministry of North Shore Community Church of All Nations located at 16 Union St. Lynn, MA 01904, where DeWayne and Jacqui Thomas were the pastors.
This ministry was officially incorporated in Massachusetts in 1998. From 1998-2004, we financed all trainings and workshops through church offerings and a Dream Builder Grant from the city of Lynn. We provided service for 275 participants. We then moved to Hampton and obtained a local association charter and continued to our Volunteer Management Program, provide local training to various institutions, and several other local churches. Our primary services provided for Operation Breaking through Development. The director was pleased with the outcome and invited RELATE to assist in the reorganization of their board.
As presidents of the operation we decided to suspend operation while on sabbatical and redirect our attention to getting additional training and writing a long overdue book. Upon returning to the United States, we have refocused and clarified our vision and purpose.
Some of the places we have provided services for include:
Striving For Perfection Church – Fort Walton Beach, FL
Deliverance Tabernacle Church – Pensacola, FL
Eglin Elementary School – Niceville, FL
English High School – Lynn, MA
New Beginnings Worship Center – Brewton, AL
Operation Breakthrough – Newport News, VA
Gospel of the Kingdom Ministries – DeFuniak Springs, FL
Righteous Church of God – SC
Grace Community Church of All Nations – Dorchester, MA
Edward Point Christian Church – Century, FL
United States Air Force – Chapel