After a 14 year Banking career, in 2002, Michael Gullatte founded Christ for the Nations Church in North Carolina.

Since its inception the Church has planted roots in Guatemala, Costa Rica, London England, Dominican Republic, Burkina Faso and Benin, W. Africa— soon after the ministry establishment, the Gullatte’s also founded (CCRM) the Cleveland County Rescue Mission. A ministry that serves to fix the most broken things for homeless men, women and children Country-Wide.

The mission offers on site High School Equivalency Exams, workforce development classes, introduction to Career Academies, Basic Computer Skills, Personal Finance and Interview soft skills, etc. The mission has more than 3,000 graduates.

Michael is a graduate of N.C. School of Banking, UNC @ Chapel Hill, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry from More Than Conqueror’s College in Charlotte, NC. He has been a Shelby, NC “Spirit of Freedom” award winner. The Spirit of Freedom Award presented each year by the Star, honors a resident whose accomplishments exemplify the values of The Star and its parent company, Freedom Communications. Those values are integrity, respect for individual freedom, community, self-responsibility, and lifelong learning.

Michael is married to Latarsha, his high school sweetheart. They have three adult children; Maurice, Miera & Michael II.