Biography: 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 many other special events. Elaine is a gifted and talented singer, musician, writer, speaker and entrepreneur.
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 has 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 into 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 paid for the drilling of a water well in Africa which will supply thousands of people with fresh clean drinking water for the rest 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 give-a-way in Inglewood, California in which more than 30,000 pounds of food were distributed to area residents. In addition, over 1,000 people benefit from the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables on the grounds of 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 has been actively involved in opening a private Christian school and developing after school educational and vocational programs for children, providing them opportunity for enrichment, mentally and socially.
Elaine has garnered acclaim and respect and has received awards from both business 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 serves as Lead Pastor and Administrator.
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.