Archive for May, 2008

Annual Children’s/Youth Day Service

CHARLES LENNON WILLIAMS, JR. was born on April 8, 1968 in Fullerton, CA to the union of Charles Lennon Williams, Sr. and Clara Williams. He professed his hope in Christ at an early age.

He received his Associates Degree from Cerritos College in 2000, and was awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2002. He is currently employed as a paralegal with the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office.

He is the father of three dear children, D’von 13, Mikayla 9, and Charles 8.

Charles united with the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in 2007, and was ordained February 10th, 2008.  We look forward to his message on our Annual Children’s & Youth Day Service.

Join us June 8th @ 11:00 a.m. during our Morning Worship Service for this very special day at our church.


The Tab Slates Annual Women’s Day Service

Maye Leffall Connie Stanley Rose Simpson

The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church located in the very heart of the “Greater Watts Community” of our city, celebrates its “Annual Women’s Day Service” on Sunday May 18th, at the 11:00 A.M. Morning Worship Service.

Under the general theme: “Women of Faith Standing Firm With Confidence and Hope”, the women of the “TAB” have banded together to make this a rich and rewarding day of worship, praise and celebration. Mrs. Rose Warren-Simpson, a retired educator as well as a former member of the “TAB” who now resides in Granbury, Texas, will be the Guest Speaker. Said a spokesperson, she is indeed multi-talented, gifted and dynamic person and you will be blessed to hear this anointed vessel of God.

A most special highlight of each year’s “Annual Service” is the naming of Tabernacle’s Woman of the Year For 2008. Said a spokesperson, this years honoree is a longtime loyal, faithful and dedicated member of the “TAB” and enjoys the esteem, respect and admiration of the entire congregation.

Mrs. Maye Helen Leffall and Mrs. Constance Stanley serve as Co-Chairpersons along with a fine compliment of Captains and Co-Captains. Ms. Madge Lytle serves as Honorary Co-Chair, and. Dr. Gwen Smith-Taylor serves as Music Director for Women’s Day.

Dr. Reginald M. Leffall is Senior Pastor and along with the Women’s Day leadership extend a most cordial invitation to the Los Angeles Church community to attend this Service. The Church is located at 11328 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

Bio Information for our Speaker

Rose N. Warren Simpson was born in Forth Worth, Texas, daughter of the Late Rev. E. E. and Mrs. Eula Mae Warren. She was educated in the Fort Worth School System and graduated from Kirkpatrick High School. She became a Christian at an early age and was active in Sunday School, BYPU and the local Sunday School and BYPU Congresses.

Rose Warren Simpson attended Bishop College for two years, where she was a classmate of Pastor R.M. Leffall. She transferred to North Texas State University, where she received her B.A. Degree. She later received her M.A. Degree from North Texas, and after moving to Los Angeles she received her M.S. Degree in Library Studies from California State University, Los Angeles.

Rose Simpson taught high school English in Forth Worth, Texas and in Los Angeles, California. She later became a Middle School Librarian and taught as an English adjunct professor for telve years at Los Angeles Southwest College. In 2002, she retired after 35 years of public education.

She was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church for 31 years, and in 2001, after she united in matrimony to Rev. Maurice Simpson, she united with Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church. Throughout the years, she has served in a numerous leadership roles in the church: Mission Circle Chairperson, 1st and 2nd Vice President of the Missionary Department, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, program chairperson for the Women’s Department of the Providence District Association, and chairperson of the Ministers’ and Deacons’ Wives Auxiliary.

Rev. and Mrs. Simpson moved back to Texas in 2006, where she is currently a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She serves as the Youth Director, Vacation Bible School Director and Sunday School Teacher.

Rose Simpson is a Diamond Life member f the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is the mother of two, grandmother of four, and a dedicated worker in the vineyard of the Lord.

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Pastor’s Corner – May 2008

My Dearly Beloved Family and Partners In This Ministry:

God has spared both you and me to cross over to a brand new month. ONE MORE DAY, ONE MORE CHANCE TO BE ABOUT OUR LORD’S WORK, in AIM, in PURPOSE, in ACTION, and HOLY PURPOSE. The question that confronts us as a people of God, is WHAT DO WE DO WITH THIS PRECIOUS OPPORTUNITY? It is my prayer that each member will respond to the challenge by saying, “O BLESSED SAVIOR, COUNT ON ME”.

In the Scripture cited above the venerable man of God, Joshua, gave these words as Israel was about to cross Jordan. He encouraged them to put a “PEP” in their “STEPS” as they were about to achieve a long sought goal. “CONSECRATE” he said, for tomorrow God will do wonders among you. These awesome words ring out to the TAB family, because God wants to move our Church both ONWARD and UPWARD in His Works. God would have us to move from mere MEMBERSHIP to DISCIPLESHIP. LET US MAKE THE GREAT LEAP BY THE POWER OF GOD FROM USUAL “CHURCH WORK” TO GOD’S WORK, FOR ONLY WHAT WE DO FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.

The month of May is now before us. May will be a most busy month, and we do solicit your unstinted prayers and support for all of our Services and special activities. We do call your particular attention to our ‘Annual Women’s Day Service’ on the 3rd Sunday Morning with our former member, Sis. Rose Warren-Simpson as our Guest speaker. Our leadership, Sister Maye Helen Leffall and Sister Constance Stanley, the Co-Chairs, along with the cadre of Captain and Co-Captains ask that you support Women’s day with your prayers and financial support. Because of health problems, our dear member Sis. Madge Lytle is unable to serve as Co-Chairperson this year, and we are grateful to Sis. Natalie Fisher for volunteering to stand in the “GAP” for Madge. Keep in mind, that All Funds received for Women’s Day are earmarked for our ongoing Building Fund Improvement Projects.

Finally, let us continue to lift up with our most unselfish prayers our many, many sick and shut in, bereaved, our own members in the Armed Forces, and of course for suffering humanity everywhere.

May God continue to bestow His highest favor upon both you and yours. I remain…

Faithfully Yours,

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III