Archive for April, 2008

New Photos from our Jamaica Mission

Rev. Warian Adassa Gabbidon (Minister in Charge) Pastor

Basil Gabbidon Head Deacon

Rev & Deacon Gabbidon



In case anyone was reading our Pastor’s letter for the 1st Sunday of April, there was a typo that Needed to be fixed; The word is DEED, not DEAD.

This typo has been fixed on our Pastor’s Corner Blog; please re-read his message to you, and be blessed.


The 20th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast coming soon!

Please visit the home page of our website for information on our upcoming 20th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast – featuring guest Speaker Rev. Mary Minor.

Reverend Mary S. Minor is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, the oldest African American Christian denomination in America since 1994.

Presently, she serves as the Pastor of Murph Chapel/St. Paul AME Church in Valinda, where she received this third pastoral assignment in October 2006 by Bishop John Richard Bryant.

For 14 years, Rev. Minor served under the tutelage of Rev. Dr. Cecil L. Murray at First AME Church, Los Angeles (FAME) and its affiliate corporations. At FAME, Rev. Minor served in a variety of ministerial and corporate positions, including Minister of Youth, Planning and Development Officer, and Program Director.

Her education (professional and academic) includes:

  • Master of Arts in Religion, Claremont School of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion, University of LaVerne.
  • Certificates of Completion, Grantsmanship Training Program and Strategic Fund Raising Training Program.

Rev. Minor produced and/or contributed to several publications:

  • In 1998, A Ration of Compassion: A Sermonic Interlude. In Garth Baker-Fleacher (Ed.), Black Religion After the Million Man March, Orbis Books
  • From 1997 to 1999, Contributing Writer in Precepts for Living, the Urban Ministries Sunday School Commentary. Chicago: Urban Ministries, Inc.
  • In 1997, Contentment Not Resentment. In The African American Devotional Bible (p. 1284). Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House.

Several publications and organizations have recognized and
honored Rev. Minor for her outstanding accomplishments and achievements.

  • “Pastor of the Year 2007” Southern California Lay Organization of the AME Church
    Internal Who’s Who of Professionals
  • “Women Minister of the Year, 1997 and 2002”, Top Ladies of Distinction, Ladera Heights Chapter
  • Ebony Magazine, Featured in the article, “Women Networking”
    Cable News Network Headline News Profiles

Rev. Minor is the eldest child of The Rev. Doris E. Lewis. She is also the mother of two young adult children. Enchantee, a high school mathematics teacher, Silas, a civil engineer, and the proud grandmother of Ryan Korell.

See any committee member for your tickets – or Call the church for more information!


Guest Speaker for Woman’s Day: Sister Rose Simpson

The Tabernacle of Faith welcomes Sister Rose Simpson back as the guest speaker for Woman’s Day; Join us May 18th for our Morning Worship Service.


Pastor’s Corner – April 2008

My dearly beloved “FAMILY”

It is by the tender mercies, love, compassion, and faithfulness of God that you and I have been crossed over to another month. Another golden opportunity to be about the Lord’s Business in WORD, ACTION, DEED and Godly Purpose. Thank You Lord for ONE MORE DAY, ONE MORE CHANCE.

The past month was rich and rewarding and fruitful in every way. New Souls were added to our SHEEP FOLD by Baptism and 3 new Candidates the past month. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW.

In the Scripture cited above the prophet Joshua had reached old age and is stricken in years. In spite of his many efforts that failed, yet his heart is warmed by the faithful God that he had on his side.

For certain and without a doubt, this is one of the great truths of Scripture and life – the faithfulness of God. Just as the venerable prophet was able to be a conqueror through God’s faithfulness, So do you and I are able to live victoriously in these awful days that try men’s souls.

Let me take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude for your continuing prayers for me. The rest period was much needed and I am feeling much better. I am especially grateful to Pastor Hall and our Associate Ministers for their unwavering help to me at all times, they are truly a blessing to me personally and to our Church.

Finally let us continue to be much in prayer for each other, the sick and shut-in, the victims of violence in our city, and across the Nation, the bereaved and for suffering humanity everywhere.

Faithfully Yours

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III

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