Evangelist Raenette Gatling Riddick
Evangelist Raenette Gatling Riddick is an anointed Psalmist and Speaker who is often called upon to minister in word and in song. Raenette’s singing ministry began at the tender age of 5 when during a National Convention; the Late Senior Bishop WDC Williams requested a solo. Young Raenette, short in stature but big in voice had to stand on a chair so that she could be seen. From that moment on, it was evident that the anointing and presence of God was on this young woman’s life and she has been singing and praising God ever since.
Evangelist Riddick serves faithfully on local, state and National levels. For over 30 years, she was a faithful member of Jackson Memorial COGIC; Int’l under the leadership of her father, Bishop Richard G. Gatling Sr., serving as Minister of Music and Praise and Worship Leader. She is currently serving as Praise and Worship Leader and Church Administrator of LifeLine Ministries Church of God In Christ, Int’l under the leadership of her brother, Pastor Dwain V. Gatling.
In December 2006, Evangelist Riddick was appointed as the National Minister of Music for the Church of God in Christ Int’l by the honorable Sr. Bishop and Chief Apostle, Bishop J.H. Davis Sr., making her the first woman to hold this position. She is affectionately called “First Lady President” by the National Choir members. In March, 2010, Evangelist Riddick was appointed as the President of the Young People Willing Workers Department by State Prelate, Bishop Richard G. Gatling Sr.
Raenette has been employed by The State of CT for the past 11 years.
She obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work at Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts and is currently pursing her Doctoral degree in Social Work.
Raenette is the proud daughter of Bishop Richard G. and Lady
Dolores Gatling and has been married to her loving husband, Elder Stephen Riddick for 8 years. She is the doting mother to her beautiful daughter, Rae’Anna Riddick and stepmother to Stephen Durrell and Tiffani Riddick
Above all, Evangelist Riddick loves the Lord with her whole heart. She lives by her life scripture: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11.