Pastor Cheryl Mitchell Gaines, J.D., M.DIV.

Pastor Cheryl Gaines is the Founder and Senior Pastor of ReGeneration House of Praise, Incorporated. She envisioned Project EDEN, a youth-led urban garden that would become a life-changing empowerment initiative.

Her ministry brings messages of salvation, hope, deliverance and healing through the regenerating work of the Holy Ghost to the least, the last, the lost and as she says, the “NO LONGER” left out.

Much of Pastor Gaines’ strength lies in her passion and ability to connect people to resources and to empower them to move from one level to the next dimension in Christ Jesus. Through these strengths was born Project EDEN, an innovative youth-focused aquaponics urban garden initiative that brings fresh fruits and vegetables, workforce development, and transitional employment opportunities to underserved youth and adults in Southeast Washington, DC.
A native of New Orleans, Pastor Gaines earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University, Juris Doctor of Law from Tulane University Law School, and a Master of Divinity in Theology from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.

Me and my sons Sept 2013She is the proud mother of Durnell (Cheron) Gaines, a member of the United States Army, and Kwesi Billups, who has a penchant for singing gospel. Her greatest desire is to let her light so shine in the world that others may see her good works and glorify our God which is in heaven. (Matt 5:16)