Glory Temple Ministries’ aim: To address spiritual, physical needs of members

Gigi Tinsley | 7/31/2014, 9 a.m.
Former Pastor Franklyn and Reverend Ronae Cambridge organized the Glory Temple Ministries Church in the living room of their Miramar ...
Ronae Cambridge

Former Pastor Franklyn and Reverend Ronae Cambridge organized the Glory Temple Ministries Church in the living room of their Miramar home in 2000. The following year, they moved the church to 7950 NW 22nd Ave. in Miami. In 2011, Cambridge retired, became pastor emeritus, and elevated Ronae to the senior pastor position. She is also the director of their Outreach Ministries, which includes: the soup kitchen, and food pantry which serves senior citizens, the disabled, those living with HIV/AIDS, children and families.

The soup kitchen serves over 200 hot meals a month and the food pantry program serves over 600 families a week with boxed food, with the assistance of members of Glory Temple Ministries and the involvement of community partnerships. The senior food program is sponsored by Commissioner Jean Monestime.

Pastor Ronae has traveled extensively, nationally and internationally, “ministering the word of God,” according to members of the Glory Temple congregation. “Many have been healed from various diseases and delivered from many stages of bondage.”

Ronae worked for the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office from 1975-2005. She earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies Degree, Masters of Social Workers Degree, and is currently, a Licensed Certified Social Worker Intern.

She was honored by Miami-Dade County for “Years of Service” rendered and for her volunteer efforts with the United Way of Broward County.

She is a member of Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society and the National Association of Social Workers.

Ronae was honored by ICABA in 2010 for being a part of the prestigious “100 Leading First Ladies of Worship.”

Ronae is the proud mother of four adult children, all who serve under her leadership in the ministry, in various capacities. She is the grandmother of three “anointed grandchildren” and “a spiritual mother to many,” she said.

“My vision is to build a sanctuary for spiritual restoration; a facility that will accommodate the work that Glory Temple does in the community in addressing hunger and other social issues,” she added.

On July 13, Pastor Ronae gave the Prayer of Recommitment for the Ecumenical Services held at the Historical Saint Agnes Anglican Church in Overtown in celebration of the Bahamian 41st Independence Anniversary.

She will be honored by NANA of the Coalition of African Queen Mothers, as a queen mother, for the work she does in the community on August 17 at the American Legion Hall, Post 29 at 6445 NE 7th Ave.

On Sat., Oct. 25, Ronae will receive the Spirit of Excellence Georgia Jones-Ayers Community Award at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Coalition (AHCAC) Board Awards Banquet at 6161 NW 22nd Ave. in Liberty City.

Roane enjoys reading, singing, decorating and liturgical dancing.