The Giver of Life Educational Institutions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, was founded in 1992 out of the need to identify, raise up and equip ministers called to the five-fold ministry, those called to missions, and laity wanting to enhance their spiritual walk or fine tune their leadership skills for work in the local, national, and international Church.
Apostle Ulysses Tuff, BS., B.A., M.Ed., B.SL, M.Div., D.Div., is the Pastor and founder of The Way, The Truth and The Life Christian Center, Inc. located in Decatur, Georgia. A native of Macon, GA, Apostle Tuff moved to Atlanta in 1966 to attend the prestigious Morehouse College.
Apostle Tuff is known as a “father” throughout the body of who’s life is dedicated to prayer and intercession. His devotion to the Word of God, family, and church shows throughout every aspect of his life.
After receiving a mandate from God to preach the gospel around the world, Apostle Tuff resigned from D.H. Stanton Elementary as an educator to become a full-time pastor. In 1982, he was licensed and ordained as the Pastor of The Way, The Truth and The Life Christian Center, Inc., and confirmed as an Apostle in 1993.
In 1987, Apostle Tuff traveled overseas to Nigeria. This missionary trip further ignited his passion for traveling all over the world to share the Gospel.
He established Apostle Ulysses Tuff, Inc. in 1999, which provides Apostolic guidance and oversight to more than 1000 local, national, and international churches in Alaska, Mexico, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Haiti, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Denmark and Republic of Latvia. He also founded The Giver of Life Educational Institutions, Inc., which trains and equip ministers called to the five-fold ministry, leaders, missionaries, and laity wanting to enhance their spiritual walk.
In 2017, he received the Outstanding Leadership Commendation award from the Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos State. Other awards include the Kingdom Trailblazer Award, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to over 40 years of humanitarian and philanthropic work locally and abroad.
He is the author of many books, including Anchored in Him, The Spiritual Wedding, The Magna Carta of Child Rearing and Dreams, Did You Hear God Speak? Apostle Tuff is a model of self-discipline and keen intellect, a Bible scholar, and firmly and graciously labors to graft transforming truths to the souls of men.
Apostle Tuff is married to the bride of his youth, Pastor Deborah Tuff for 47 years; they are the parents of five adult children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.