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Pastor Elaine Britt

Pastor Elaine Britt

Elaine Britt is a visionary, a person of strong and creative imaginative power with the ability to inspire others.  She has a deep love for God and His people.  It is this love and faith in God that have afforded her tremendous opportunities in both entrepreneurial and religious arenas.  Elaine began singing in churches at the age of 4 in North Carolina, traveling throughout the eastern United States  with her family.  Elaine and her brother were featured guests in many churches and schools.  They appeared regularly on television, in concerts and in many other special events. Elaine is a gifted and talented singer, musician, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur.

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For more than 40 years, Elaine has been an integral part of the leadership body at Academy Cathedral in Inglewood, California.  Under the leadership of Pastor Doyle Hart, Elaine developed and directed many church activities and programs.  She uses her exceptional organizational skills to bring conferences, retreats, banquets, concerts and many other functions to the community.  She has coordinated and hosted numerous International tours and cruises for groups ranging in size from 20 to 150 people.  An avid traveler, Elaine’s extensive travels have taken her around the world on six continents: Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.


Elaine has a genuine love and compassion for senior citizens.  As a result of her love, she was instrumental in forming the “Academy Cathedral Travel Club”.  The “ACT Club” enjoys local trips and outings, enabling seniors and other church members to visit some of California’s best spots and dine in some of the finest restaurants in Southern California.


Elaine’s humanitarian efforts have impacted thousands of lives around the world.  She regularly supports orphanages in Haiti, Africa, the Philippines and Brazil. She recently played a crucial role in facilitating the drilling of a water well in Haiti, ensuring that thousands of people have access to fresh, clean drinking water for the remainder of their lives. Her efforts are not limited to the foreign fields; she is quick to respond when there is a need.  When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Elaine organized a group of volunteers and went to assist and serve the victims.  She spearheaded a community free food giveaway in Inglewood, California in which more than 30,000 pounds of food were distributed to area residents.  In addition, hundreds of people benefit from the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables on the grounds of the Academy Cathedral every month; this is a result of her love for people and her initiation of the Academy Food Distribution program.


Elaine has a real concern for the education and social wellness of children.  She was actively involved in opening a private Christian school and developing after-school educational and vocational programs for children, providing them enrichment opportunities, mentally and socially.


Elaine has garnered acclaim and respect and has received awards from National, State and Civic leaders for her outstanding accomplishments and leadership role in the church and community.


Elaine has an infectious enthusiasm when discussing her relationship with God and His favor upon her life.  Her desire to see people elevated to the place God has designated for them is evident any time she speaks at a conference, seminar, special event or in a Sunday Morning service in Academy Cathedral, where she leads a dynamic, vibrant, multiethnic and

multigenerational congregation.


Elaine holds a Doctorate of Divinity Degree and is listed in the National Directory of “Who’s Who” of Executives and Professionals.  Out of all the wonderful places she has visited, above all the exceptional things she has accomplished; the one thing that Elaine cherishes most is her relationship with God.

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