Mother Tate - Born Mary Lena Street in 1871 to Belfield and Nancy Street of Dickson, Tennessee. She married David Lewis in 1889 and gave birth to two children, Walter Curtis and Felix Early Lewis.
After accepting her call to the ministry, she began preaching and teaching in the streets. Eventually, Mary and her followers, known as the "Do –Rights", purchased property and established regular meeting times for worship services.
In 1903, Mother Tate, as she was affectionately known, founded The House of God which is the Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth in Greenville, AL and later incorporated it in 1908. This is the first Pentecostal Holiness church in America founded by a woman.
Mother Tate died December 28, 1930 in Philadelphia General Hospital after contracting frostbite and gangrene in one of her feet.