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Nate Gadsen

Board Member

Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Gadsden, Pastor of Life Esteem Ministries, Redeemed Christian Church of God, is a certified Family Development Training and Credentialing Program Portfolio Advisor.  He is also a certified Spiritual Advisor, Chaplain, and Death Doula. He lives in Harrisburg, Pa. with his wife Patricia Gadsden, who is founder of Life Esteem Inc., and the Life Esteem Holistic Health and Wellness Center. 


He is retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as State Director of the Higher Education Equal Opportunity Program (ACT 101), and as Community Impact Manager, and Director of the Fatherhood Academy for the United Way of the Capital Region.  Rev. Gadsden currently works as a part-time Chaplain for UPMC West Shore Hospital. He is a Christian Therapist and author of “Learning Self Therapy through Writing” a creative writing journal, “By Any Words Necessary” a collection of his poetry, “Candy From Heaven” his first children’s book, and “All Things Considered” a collection of his poetry and essays.  He is Co-Host, with his wife Patricia, of the Life Esteem Television Show, which airs on WHP-TV 21 (CBS).  He is also host of three weekly Facebook Life Shows on “The Voice 17104.Harrisburg.”  Rev. Gadsden is a contributing writer for the Black Wall Street News Paper.  He is a Trainer for the PA. Council of Children Youth & family Services.  He is also an Instructor for the Pittsburgh University Child Welfare Resource Center, where he provides trainings for Social Workers and Child Welfare statewide.


He is a graduate of West Chester State College with a B.S. in Social Studies

He completed 35 graduate credits in Guidance & Counseling at West Chester State College

He is a graduate of United Bible College & Seminary B.S. Religious Education

He is a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary Masters of Religious Education & Christian Counseling

He is a graduate of Columbia Pacific University Doctorate of Counseling & Guidance

He is a graduate of the Family Institute of Philadelphia  ( 2-Year Program)

He is a graduate of Oasis Ministries (2-Year Program)


Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Gadsden and his wife Patricia are proud parents of six adult children, twenty-two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Nate Gadsen
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