Apostle E.D Mondainé Jr describes himself as ” A True Believer that holds the office of Apostle, active as Pastor, challenged to stand as a Prophet, and given the privilege of being a Psalmist, a proud Father, grandfather, and friend.
Apostle Mondainé has dedicated his life to restoring the face of the Church as a community resource. Through entrepreneurship, education, arts and community outreach, Mondainé strives to help revive communities from the inside out. Pastor Elbert Mondainé founded Celebration Tabernacle Church in North Portland in 1988. From its inception, Celebration Tabernacle has been a social and spiritual force to be reckoned with in both the Christian and secular societies. It has become a model of church-based community involvement, yet emphasizes the importance of entrepreneurship.
Apostle Mondainé is also Sr. pastor of a second church, Celebration Grace Center, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a published author with one title currently available, The 5am Chronicles, and another currently in the works.
Apostle Mondainé has drawn from a rich collection of past experiences in music, social work and management including time served in the US Armed forces, during which he directed the USAAF (United States Army/Air Force) Gospel Choirs over Europe, as well as his experience as one of the first African American managers for a major subsidy of the Tandy Corp.
Apostle Mondainé grew up in the Church and has served as Minister of Music for several churches in Missouri and Oregon. Mondainé also gained much knowledge when he was appointed as a member of the executive board for the Billy Graham Crusade to Portland in 1992. With his experience, faith, vision and a dedicated congregation, Mondainé began building an organization (The True Believers Assembly) that brought the church back into being an institution of community support and resource.
As a recording Artist Apostle Mondainé has recorded three (3) C.D.’s and currently working on the release of his senior project (Angels Watching Over Me) to be released early 2017.