Rev. Sandra D. Yates

Associate Pastor

Rev. Sandra D. Yates

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The Reverend Sandra D. Yates, Associate Pastor, Allen Temple AME Church, Phenix City, AL

Rev. Sandy, as she is affectionately called, was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Samuel Bowman, Jr. and the late Mae Vern Yates. Rev. Sandy was educated in the Philadelphia Public Schools, graduating from Murrell Dobbins Area Vocational Technical High School in 1980.  She is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, where she met her husband, Rev. Platt while both were serving at Little Rock AFB, AR.  

Rev. Sandy earned her B.S. in Economics from Wesley College (now Delaware State University) of DE and and is currently matriculating at Turner Theological Seminary at The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta, GA pursuing a master of Divinity degree.  

Rev. Sandy serves Allen Temple as the Church School Superintendent, Prayer Ministry Leader, and Women's Bible Study Coordinator.  

Rev. Sandy has been married to Pastor Platt for nearly 40 years. Together they are the proud parents of six sons and four daughters (in love): Mosi (Aziza), Manu, Matthew (Teri), Ekundayo (Cynthia), Kwasi (Lisa), and James Awadi.  They are also proud of four grandchildren: Kendi, Kosi, Vivianna and Valentina.  

Rev. Sandy has been serving alongside her husband faithfully at Allen Temple AME Church in Phenix City, AL since April 2018.