Radine P. Tate was baptized at Trinity Baptist Church and began serving on the choir, usher board, missionary and Sunday School; serving as Sunday School secretary until she left for college. Upon graduation from college, she became a member of the Young Woman's Auxiliary (YWA) and served as vice president and worked on a committee that produced a church cookbook.
Currently at Trinity Baptist Church, Mrs. Tate is president of the Senior Usher Board, a Unit Leader, member of the James A. Miller Sunday School, and is working to complete the Bible Institute of the Pee Dee Baptist Christian Education Department. Additionally, she is a charter member of Ruth E. Jordan Tent No. 219 United Order of Tents serving as the R. H. Conductress.
Prior to being elected as the Second Vice President for the Pee Dee District Usher's Department of the Pee Dee Baptist Association, she served on the Executive Board as recording secretary.
Mrs. Tate is the daughter of the late Johnnie and Pecolia B. James. She is a graduate of Wilson High School, Florence, SC. She received the Bachelor of Science degree from Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, and the Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC. She has completed further practicums for social work at Coker College, Hartsville, SC.
She retired from the South Carolina Department of Disability and Special Needs, Pee Dee Center, Florence, SC after approximately thirty years; the last position held was Director of Standards and Licensing. Mrs. Tate returned to the workforce for six years with Florence School District One at South Florence High School as Behavior Interventionist.
Mrs. Tate shares her life and God given work with her husband, William. They are the proud parents of two daughters and have been blessed with two granddaughters.