Archive for January, 2008

Churches in Los Angeles

If you are looking for a Church home in the city of Los Angeles, we would like to invite you to attend services at the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church. We have been around for just over 63 years and would love to have you as part of our Early Morning Service. Service starts @ 11:00 A.M.

We are located on the corner of Central Ave and 114th Street – for Directions please visit our “Contact Us” page, there is a link to a map, as well as directions at the bottom of the page.

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Donations Page Working

Forgot to update you on our Donations page, which is now working.

You can make a donation or a tithe to the church via our account with PayPal – To Make a Donation visit our donations page, and click on the “Make a Donation” button.

PayPal will accept donations from you whether you are a member of payPal or not – If you have been unable to make it to church and want to keep your tithe’s current, this is a great way for you to do just that.

If you’re a member who’s moved away, and you just want to give money to this ministry, This is a great way for you to do just that.

Next Up: Online Audio Archive

We are now looking forward to digitizing our huge archive of tapes, from services held here at the Tabernacle for the past 15-20 years. Sermons from Rev. Reginald Leffall, as well as the late Rev. Charles Mims Jr., along with guest preachers like Rev. Kevin Cosby, Rev. Cecil “Chip” Murray, Rev. Robert Mason (of Macedonia Baptist Church) and more, are all part of our archive.

Soon we will begin transcribing these from Analog (cassette tapes) to Digital; once that process is completed, we will be storing those services online for you to access – stay tuned for that!

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Pastor’s Corner – January 2008

My dearly beloved “Family”


It is my happy privilege as “Undershepherd” to greet you as we embark as a “Household of Faith” to a brand “New Year”, 2008. In somber reflection so many who began the journey with us last year have crossed over to that “LAND OF PURE DELIGHT” but yet, God has spared both you and me, we have been given another opportunity to move from mere membership to DISCIPLESHIP. Thank God for one more DAY, and one more chance.

In the scripture cited above, the prophet Jeremiah sums up .for both you and me, that our cross-over to 2008 is not luck, nor our goodness, but it Is of the Lord’s mercies that we were not consumed. HIS GRACE HAS BROUGHT US SAFE THUS FAR, AND HIS GRACE WILL CARRY US ON, WHEN WE ARE FOCUSED ON HIM IN WORD, ACTION, DED AND HOLY POURPOSE. HE DESERVES “FIRST PLAE”, “SECOND” will not do!!! ONLY WHAT YOU DO FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.

The past month at the “TAB” was rich and rewarding in every way, for souls were added to the Church, our 20th ‘Annual Watts World Revival’s Toy & Food Giveaway was highly successful. And too, care packages were given to our sick & shut-in and to various Convalescent Homes under the auspices of the Ruth Circle of our General Mission. We closed the month on a high spiritual note with our “Christmas Service”, what a great time of WORSHIP, PRAISE AND CELEBRATION IT WAS. And on the 4th Sunday Afternoon, we had the “REUNION CONCERT”, it was simply a heart warming and uplifting Service. We are hopeful that the afterglow of the Reunion Concert will lead to a singing aggregation for our Youth and Young adults. Please pray for success in this regard, for it is much needed to reach this age level as a part of our overall Music Ministry.

This past year was a rich and rewarding one in the life of the TABERNACLE. I would be remiss if I did not thank the Ministers, Officers, Ministry Leaders … And of course, every loyal member for what each did individually and collectively during the year to advance the Lord’s Work. But yet we cannot be satisfied with “PAST WORK”, for we must do even greater “WORKS”. The bottom line is not our financial balance sheet, it is “SOUL WINNING”. To do this in accordance with the Great Commission, it will require that we “CHANGE SHOES” old ways, old actions, old attitudes, that hinder our upward altitude. The question remains, “What shall we do with this NOW MOMENT?” SHALL WE USE IT, OR LOSE IT? It is all in our reach and or hands, and we can do all things through Christ. It is not about “Us” anyhow, IT IS ABOUT “HIM”. ONLY WHAT WE DO FOR HIM WILL BE COUNTED IN THE END. HE IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIGHT.


Let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many sick and shut-in, the bereaved and suffering humanity everywhere. When fervent prayer goes up to God’s throne, BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS COME DOWN.

Finally, Mrs. Leffall joins in with me to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your card’s, gifts and other expressions given to us. You are indeed a warm, loving and caring Congregation. We extend both to you and yours “BEST WISHES FOR A SPIRIT FILLED AND BLESSED NEW YEAR”

Yours in the “JOY” of Christ,

Pastor R.M. Leffall

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