An extraordinary teacher, Dr. Cathers is passionate about the written and revealed (revelatory insights) Word of God. He is devoted to prayer, meditation and to the seeking of God’s Kingdom (Matthew 6:33). This prayer has birthed profound insights about God’s kingdom of righteousness, peace, joy, healing, and prosperity that we can all access. He believes that everything comes out of our relationship with the Father. As Dr. Cathers teaches these truths, they are almost always followed by the demonstrations of the gifts of the Spirit in healing, deliverance, and prophecy. Above all, he is a teacher dedicated to empowering future generations to walk in the fullness of their identity.
Dr. Cathers was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, immigrated with his family to the United States at age 4 and was raised in Sylmar, California. At age 20, Dr. Cathers attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at age 23, he established his first church, which he pastored for twenty years. During this time, Dr. Cathers also established other churches and ministries, which included a Bible school as well. After receiving a word from God, Dr. Cathers gave up this church to begin a new work, which was to establish a Gathering Place learning center, which he is currently the Apostle over. The Gathering Place was established as a prototype of a new kind of church based on the righteousness of God and the right-standing of believers in Him.
The Gathering Place was ultimately birthed as God continued to reveal to Dr. Cathers the depths of a vision he received while attending Rhema regarding Hebrews 1:8 and righteousness. He was not trying to just start another church because he already had one. Dr. Cathers knew he was called to establish a place of learning regarding the true nature of redeemed man, the Seed of Christ in us. At The Gathering Place, Dr. Cathers is teaching righteousness, the right standing we have with God and is also revealing the love Father God has toward His creation, man, by doing what Jesus did, teaching, preaching and healing.