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SpotLight On Youth – Rahshaun Haylock

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. Rahshaun Yusef Haylock, age 27.  He is the grandson of the family’s matriarch, our own Sis. Cora Bruner, long time member and Mother at the Tabernacle.  Sis. Sheila Haylock is the mother of Rahshaun and his two younger brothers, Amir Haylock, age 25, and Essan Cassidy, age 16 – all fine young men brought up with excellent Christian home
training.  Rahshaun has been at The Tabernacle all of his life.  He currently serves as Youth Church Assistant; and Announcement Clerk where he
regularly makes the announcements and welcomes the guest worshippers at Sunday Morning Worship Service.


Rahshaun spent his elementary school years at Redeemer Alternative School in Compton, CA; he attended Orville Wright Middle School,
Westchester (Los Angeles, CA); and El Segundo High School in El
Segundo, CA.  After graduation from high school, Rahshaun attended and graduated from California State University, Northridge.  Rahshaun said that his favorite subjects in school were broadcasting classes.  He majored in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting.   He was the recipient of the following scholarships:  Our own Tabernacle of Faith’s Edna G. White Scholarship; Richard Hill Scholarship Award – the Laymen’s Auxiliary of Providence District Association; Kaiser Permanente Bill Coggins Leadership Scholarship.  Rahshaun was additionally awarded the following
recognitions:  Hawthorne/Lawndale City Cable Rookie of the year; City of Los Angeles Unsung Heroes in Watts for Achievement in Sports Broadcasting; Friends of Alma Reaves Woods Library honoree for Achievement in Sports Broadcasting; Outstanding Achievement in Sports Broadcasting; Society of Professional Journalists Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards for Sports Television Reporting (3rd Place).


Rahshaun is currently employed at KCBS2/KCAL9 Sports;; Lawndale/HCTV Channel 22 Sports; and Internet Radio. He said that in five years/ten years he sees himself “married, raising a family and with a fulltime career being seen and heard covering sports.”


Rahshaun’s interests include family, traveling, food, sports, broadcasting, public speaking/mentoring youth,
career days, helping youth attain internships, coaching basketball, bowling, networking, video games, and spending time with his God-daughters, Amaya and Leah; and being a role model for his younger siblings, Amir and Essan.  Also
included are his interests and work with Big Sunday (Community Service); Revlon Walk, and Juvenile Walk for
Diabetes.  He said the last book he read was Meat Market:  Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football
Recruiting by Bruce Feldman.  His musical interests are R&B, Hip-hop, and Gospel.  He said he played the snare drum in 6th grade.


Rahshaun said that a scripture that gives him strength, inspiration and encouragement is  Philippians 4:6 which tells us to not worry about anything and to pray about everything…  In dealing with peer pressure, he stated:  “I stand firm in my beliefs and try to see situations before they happen.”  He gave his philosophical statement as:  “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”


We are delighted to present Mr. Rahshaun Yusef Haylock.  Joy and blessings to Rahshaun’s family and all who have played a role in the shaping and molding of Rahshaun.  He is a wonderful Christian young man.  And, Rahshaun, your Tabernacle of Faith family is mighty proud of you.  We salute you!  Keep up the good work.  May the LORD richly bless you and the work of your hands.




Our spotlight is on a very fine young man, Jordan Cameron Turner, the elder of two children in the Turner family. Jordan is affectionately called “J-nice” by family, schoolmates, teammates and friends.  His family consists of the Turner and Hall families whose lineage is richly steeped in the history of Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church:  his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (Robin) Turner; younger sister, Morgan; paternal grandparents, Deacon and Mrs. L. C. (Janie) Turner; and maternal grandparents, Pastor and Mrs. Willie (Johnnie Mae) Hall, all whom are very actively involved at the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in the various Ministries of the Church.  Jordan is volunteer worker at Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church assisting in the Finance/secretary office (2009-present) as Sunday School Secretary; and he serves as Youth Church Devotional Leader.

Jordan is a Sophomore at Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy.   His scholastic and athletic accomplishments include:  Student of the Year, May 14, 2009; Valedictorian, June 3, 2009; played Cross Country baseball and basketball (2009-2010); recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award – Basketball, 2009; beneficiary of the Best Offensive Player Award, Football, 2009; recipient of the Andrea Claymore “Christian Character” Award; and on the Honor Roll for the 2009-2010 school year.

Jordan, whose favorite subjects are Mathematics and English, stated his career goals and objectives as follows:  “My ultimate goal is to graduate from high school and graduate from College. I want to attend a four year college and major in teaching. I also plan to play basketball and then the NBA. Although, if the NBA plan fails, I would like to become a Basketball Coach or Sports Analyst.”  Jordan said he is considering several universities for submission of applications such as University of Southern California (U.S.C); University of California, Berkeley; University of Oregon; Texas University; and Arizona University.

We are delighted to present Jordan Cameron Turner.  Jordan is a wonderful Christian young man, scholar, and athlete.  Jordan gave four (4) characteristics to describe himself and they are as follows: (1) Diligent; 2) Honest; (3)  Intelligent; and (4) Hard working. These are mighty fine attributes which Jordan has embraced – without a doubt handed down from one generation to the next by his parents and grandparents who have taught and modeled for him how to BE CHRISTLIKE.

Jordan carries himself with dignity, self-confidence, and self-assuredness.  When asked if there were a scripture, a song, or a poem that gives him strength, inspiration, encouragement, keeps him grounded and away from peer pressure, Jordan readily responded:  “Philippians 4:13:  I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

Joy and blessings and to the proud parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Turner, the Turner and Hall grandparents, and all who have played a role in the shaping and molding of this focused, goal-directed young man.  And, Jordan, your
Tabernacle of Faith family is also proud of you.  Keep up the good work.  May the LORD richly bless you in all of your endeavors.  Go forth, doubting nothing.  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him (1st Corinthians 2:9 NIV).”