Milton Vann is the Senior Pastor of Jefferson Temple – The
Life Gate Church in Cutchogue, NY. He is a native of Mount Vernon, NY and was
educated in the Mount Vernon Public School System until the 8th
grade. During his 8th grade school year, He was accepted into the
world renowned Boy’s Choir of Harlem and traveled and studied Vocal Performance
under the tutelage of the late Dr. Walter J. Turnbull and the late Maestro
Warren George R. Wilson.
After high school and during his college years, Milton went
on to pursue a more extensive music career and traveled to sing and record in
Canada, Brazil, South Korea, the Bahamas, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, and Germany. Over time the Lord
has afforded Milton the opportunity to release his solo project entitled “My
Life” and sing with world renowned singers such as Donnie McClurkin, Darlene
Love, Carole King, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Emeli Sande, Trisha Yearwood,
Gloria Estefan, and many more. He’s performed on national television platforms
such as Bobby Jones Gospel, TBN, Saturday Night Live, The late Show with David
Letterman as well as Steve Colbert, and more. One of the most cherished moments
in Milton’s musical career to date, was the occasion in which he was invited to
the White House for Gershwin Prize ceremony where he sang for President Barack
Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and a host of
America’s finest officers and officials.
Before and beyond any secular accomplishments, Milton Vann
is a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and accepted God’s call on his life
at the age of 16. He was ordained as an elder in his church’s national body in
June of 2008. After faithfully serving in the youth, music, evangelism, altar
worker, and various other ministries, he was eventually appointed to serve as
an associate pastor.
Pastor Vann currently leads and amazing assembly that is
developing into a growing community of mature believers who model the love of
Jesus Christ to diverse populations across Suffolk County, the nation, and the
world. This loving assembly is working together to manifest the relevance of
their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit, with bible-based teaching,
united fellowship, spirit-filled worship, community and cultural involvement.
Pastor Vann and wife, Lady Charlotte, live amongst many of
their congregants on the north fork of Long Island.
Pastor’s earnest ambition in life is to PRAISE ON PURPOSE, to
PREACH WITH POWER, and to PURSUE GOD’S PROMISE.