Archive for May, 2011

SPOTLIGHT ON YOUTH – Jason Weatherall

King Solomon, the author of Proverbs, writes:  “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).”


Our spotlight is on a very talented young man, whom we are proud to present:  Mr. Jason Adam Weatherall, affectionately called “J” by family and friends.  Jason has been coming to the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church all of his life, where he and his family have been actively involved in all aspects of the Church’s work and activities for youth.   The Weatherall family consists of Jason’s father, Bro. Michael Weatherall, Sunday School teacher and Youth Church Ministry teacher, who himself was a youth pupil at The Tabernacle where he now teaches pupils where he once sat; his mother, Debra; brother, Lawrance; and two sisters, Kandis (who is away attending Norfolk State University in Virginia); and Kristy- a very fine family and well disciplined young people brought up with service-oriented Christian home training.


Jason attended Amestoy Elementary School in Gardena, CA;

Orville Wright Middle School (magnet school), Westchester (Los

Angeles, CA); and Banning High School in Wilmington, CA.  Jason said that his favorite subjects in school were Mathematics and English.  After graduation from high school, Jason attended and graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a major in Television – Film and Media Studies.  He was the recipient of the following scholarships:  Governor’s Scholarship; Track and Field Scholarship; and our own Tabernacle of Faith’s Edna G. White Scholarship.  Jason is currently employed at the Health Services Academy (Teacher’s Aide)/Maranatha High School(Basketball Coach, Junior Varsity).  He said that in five years/ten years he sees himself teaching his own class or counseling and coaching.


Jason lists his interests as The Bible – his love of reading, studying and teaching God’s Word.  He is a sports enthusiast who loves basketball, football, track and field; and he has a love for food (he enjoys cooking and eating)!  Jason also plays the violin.  Jason said that the last book he read was Values of the Game by Bill Bradley, an inspiring book which discusses the formation of character on and off the court with such values as discipline, respect, courage, leadership, selflessness, and responsibility – to name a few.   In addition to his work and interests, Jason is also very busy doing volunteer work which includes Make-A-Wish Foundation; You Can Read (Elementary Reading Program); and Jason has served here at the Tabernacle over a large span of his young life.  During his pre-teen and teen years, Jason regularly made the Sunday School announcements and welcomed the visitors. Jason is currently a member of the Tabernacle’s Audio Ministry; he is Assistant Teacher of the Men’s Bible Class; a member of the Finance Committee; and a Deacon-in-Training.


Jason said that a favorite song that gives him strength, inspiration and encouragement is :  “Run Til I Finish” by Smokie Norful, gospel singer and pianist.  Jason gave his philosophical statement as:  “Why complain?  It doesn’t fix anything.”  He further shared regarding how he deals with peer pressure:  “I apply peer pressure by questioning it.”  Jason further stated:  “I consider my life to be a leadership experience; I have heard it time and time again ‘be careful of how you live, you may be the only Bible some people may read;’ With that, I have to lead the best possible life.”


To the proud parents:  father, Bro. Michael Weatherall; and mother, Debra, you are to be commended for a beautiful job well done!  Congratulations and blessings, Bro. Jason Adam Weatherall.  Your Tabernacle family is also very, very proud of you.  We salute you and thank God for you.  May the LORD richly bless you in all of your endeavors.




Jackolyn King

Your claim to our admiration is derived from your loyal and dedicated service as a member of the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church across the span of more than 30 Years. We do take particular note of your outstanding leadership as a Corporate Officer and Chairperson of our Trustee Ministry for the past 15 years; Coordinator of Team Jamaica visit to our sister Church in Jamaica, W.I.; officer of the Watts World Revival; Co-Chair of our successful 65th Church Anniversary and more recently, initiator of our Scrapbooking Ministry. You have freely shared your time, talents and means to advance the cause of Christ. You have and continue to be a blessing to our Church, your family and the community at large.

We salute you today and extend our very best wishes for continued good health, peace and joy. May God bestow His choicest blessings upon you and yours, both now and always.

Done May 15, 2011

Women’s Day Committee

Mrs. Maye H. Leffall, Co-Chair Dr. R. M. Leffall
Mrs. Constance Stanley, Co-Chair Senior Pastor