Our Pastor

Pastor Albert has dedicated himself to a life of prayer and holiness, and lives by this principle:


PASTOR ALBERT MACKLIN, IV is a native of California, the third son born to Reverend and Mrs. A.C. Macklin. Being reared in the church, the streets were simply not an option! Pastor Macklin received the Lord and was called to Ministry at the age of 25.

Completing his general education in Mountain View public schools, Pastor Albert graduated from San Jose Christian College in 2004, acquiring his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology.

Following the demise of the late Superintendent Albert C. Macklin, known as “Dad Macklin”, Pastor Albert was appointed as Senior Pastor of New Sweet Home The Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ in 2004. He has served as Sr. Executive and Pastor’s Administrative Assistant, Member of the Elder’s Council, Dean of Christian Education, Praise & Worship Leader, Minister of Music, and a skilled songwriter and musician. Pastor Albert is interactive Leader in the City of East Palo Alto, California, where he serves on several community Boards and management teams, offering services for the social, psychological and economic enhancement of the community.

Pastor Albert was appointed as Episcopal Assistant of the NorCal Metropolitan Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, where his eldest brother, Bishop J.W. Macklin, serves as Prelate and Second Assistant to the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ. Most recently, Pastor Albert was appointed Evangelist President for the Bountiful Blessings District of Oakland, California.

Celebrating his latest Gospel CD, “I Believe God”, released during a live concert, Pastor Albert continues in his calling, enhancing the lives of others. He endeavors to be a “Servant”, called by God, loyal, dependable, and committed to a life of purity, integrity and excellence. He continues to impact lives throughout the country, sharing his testimony of strength and endurance, in spite of opposition. His voice is heard in churches, convention centers and campuses alike, as he shares his message of perseverance and faith in God.

Pastor Albert is the husband of Lady Evelyn Macklin, and the father of four children: Alec and Alissa, and twin boys, Addicus and Ayden. He is an anointed Gospel preacher, a singer, songwriter and musician.

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