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An Update Regarding Pastors Corner

This ‘blog’ was supposed to be a place to share the Pastor’s Corner letters published each 1st Sunday in our weekly publication ‘The Tab’.

Our Pastors Corner was started by our Founding Pastor, Rev. Douglas Ferrell, and continued by our Second Pastor, Dr. Charles Mims, Jr.

Our third Pastor, Dr. Reginald M. Leffall, III carried on this tradition all the way up till he retired in November of 2015. Pastor Leffall Passed away on June 23rd, 2016. We have several of his previous letters which will slowly be archived here on the site for others to read.

Currently, our Interim Pastor, Rev. Willie D. Hall has been carrying on the tradition of addressing our Church Family, every first Sunday. if you are unable to attend our Weekly Church Services, we will be working on getting more of our previous issues of The Tab in .pdf form, and archived on our website here @

Our church is currently in the process of selecting a New Pastor for our church. Please keep the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in your prayers, and lift up those chosen for the selection process. If you are interested in working with our Media Ministry please contact us, and submit your information to the Church Office.

Office Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Contact us via email through our Contact page; or call.


Pastors Corner – May 2011

Pastor’s Corner – 01 May, 2011

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14: 6


Our Dearly beloved “FAMILY and FRIENDS”


How swiftly these months are coming as we are now in the 5th month of the year 2011.  We thank and praise our risen Lord and Savior for having spared us to cross over into a coveted opportunity to be about our Lord’s Business, in WORD in ACTION in DEED and Godly Purpose.


On a somber note we have witnessed the homegoing of our own members and bereavement affected our Church Family.  Our prayers go out to those who experience an “empty chair” of immediate family and friends.


The past month was rich and rewarding in every way we closed the month on a high spiritual note with the “23rd Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast” followed by last Sunday’s “Resurrection Service”.


The month of May is now before us, and we do solicit the prayers and support of every loyal member for all of our regular and special Services.  I do call your special attention to our “Annual Women’s Day Service” on the 3rd Sunday with our Sis. Chelsea Williams as the speaker.  Sis Florence Bean once again serves as the director of the Women’s Day Chorus.  All giving for the Women’s Day and all Annual Days is earmarked for our Building Fund.  We desire and ask that every loyal member support our Building Fund over and above Tithes and regular offerings.


I do want to encourage every loyal member to heed our Lord’s Great Commission to become a “Soul Winner”.  It is a personal task from the PULPIT to the PEW as followers of Christ.  It involves moving from mere MEMBERSHIP to DISCIPLESHIP.  Remember that our continuing goal is that each member become a “Soul Winner” in 2011.  Can the MASTER count on you??


Finally, let us continue to be in prayer for our sick and shut-in, infirmed and for suffering humanity everywhere.   Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those families affected by the “tornado activity” across the Southern states as well as the East Coast and the raging fires across the State of Texas … “The Lord is Speaking”


Faithfully Yours


Pastor Leffall


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


23rd Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast

23rd Annual Women's Prayer Breakfast


We Want To Extend A “Helping Hand”

Under the auspices of the Mattie L. Wright General Mission, we want to extend a “Helping Hand” to the Earthquake “victims” in Haiti. More than 4 Million Persons have been displaced, and thousands of lives lost.

Beginning Today, and each Sunday thereafter, we will start receiving monetary donations for the most worthy cause. Send your Donations through our PayPal – or visit us on Sunday Morning @ 11:00 a.m. – Mark your Donation (envelope or paypal donation) with the word HAITI. Also, through the Haitian Embassy we shall accept “clean clothing” which will be placed on cargo planes by the U.S. Government for this worldwide massive relief effort.

We Thank you in advance for your concern, caring and sharing in the effort.


65th Church Anniversary

From our Pastor

What a milestone! What a joyous and spiritual celebration to be held!  The month of October 2009. The Tab’s 65th Church Anniversary.

You are invited to join in this celebration of 65 years of Tabernacle of Faith’s historical journey through time and into eternity.

Our Anniversary Theme and Scripture are:

Faith: A journey Through Time and Into Eternity (Hebrews 11:29  – 12:4)

Faith is the most prominent word in religion. It is often used to describe one’s entire religious persuasion. Faith can get lost in the shuffle of religious jargon and have little meaning in daily life. In 1944, America was at war, currency lost its value, the cost of living rose 17.6%, price controls were put in place, government spending was determined to be out of control at $91 billion, unemployment was 1.2%, the average yearly salary was $2,400.00. Yet there were 38 people who had a faith that would survive this time and organized a church and elected Rev. F. D. Ferrell as its Pastor. Their demonstrated faith has survived time and in October we celebrate 65 years of faithful service.

Serving along with me in planning our 65th year Celebrations and Services are Co-Chairpersons are Deacon Alvin & Sis. Jackolyn King.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor R. M. Leffall

Souvenir Book

We are asking your support of the 65th Church Anniversary with your participation in celebrating Tabernacle of Faith’s journey of over 65 years by placing an ad in memory of a loved one, a personal congratulations note to Tabernacle become a part of the memorable journal documenting 65 years of history and tributes from members.  Prices to place a business advertisement, a memorial or congratulatory tribute are reasonable and will go toward the production of this Souvenir Book.

Ad forms will be received each Sunday following morning worship service in Mims Fellowship Hall or contact one of the committee members to submit your congratulatory tribute.

Forms are available in the foyer, in the church office and from any committee member:

Jackolyn King, Lawana Conklin, Joyce Copeland, Natalie Fisher, Daphne Christopher, Saundra Turner, Constance Stanley, Chelsea Williams,   Tsipporah Christopher and Isis Christopher, Lorrie A. Watkins, Jordan Turner

Please plan to be a part of this 65th Celebration Souvenir Book.

Jackolyn King, Co-Chairperson

Lawana Conklin, Co-Chairperson

Church’s Anniversary Luncheon/Banquet

Tickets are available for the

Church’s Anniversary Luncheon/Banquet

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009

Where: The Reef, 880 Harbor Scenic Drive

Long Beach, CA  Phone: 562 435 3717

Time: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Donation: $40.00  Adult, $30.00 Child 12 and Under


Follow the signs that lead you towards the


While you follow the Queen Mary Signs look for PIERS H-J

Harbor Scenic Drive

Piers H-J will be your exit

At the stop sign turn left – this takes you under the freeway to second stop sign, turn left.

The Reef is immediately on the right.

Tickets are available each Sunday

following morning worship service in Mims Fellowship Hall or from any of the following Anniversary Banquet Committee Member:

Deacon Alvin King, Deacon Leroy Dubose,
Sis. Natalie Fisher, Sis. Alma Hinton,
Sis. Myrtle Everage, Sis. Pat Davis-Johnson

** You can also Call the Church with any questions @ 323-569-4162

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Pastor’s Corner – August, 2009

Pastor’s Corner

“Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.”  – Psalm 119: 133

02 August, 2009

My dearly beloved “PARTNERS”  in The Lord’s WORK

Well, well here we are in the month of August, the 8th month of the year 2009.  We thank God that we benefited from His loving kindness above all “HIS TENDER MERCY”, to cross over to another coveted opportunity to till the soil in His fertile vineyard, and beyond the walls of the Church.  Yes, yes thank God for one more day, one more chance.  God is Good, and All the TIME, GOD IS GOOD.

The past month was spiritually rich and rewarding in every way, and more importantly, souls were added to our membership.  For certain, it was a most busy month highlighted by the following:

2nd Sunday – Graduates Recognition Sunday

Our Vacation Bible School

Our Annual Church Picnic

Our Annual Men’s Day Service.

The month of August is now before us, and we do solicit your unstinted prayers and support for our regular Services and special activities during this month.

We are in the countdown, for the month of October at which time we shall celebrate a milestone; Our 65th Church Anniversary Observance all month long.  Our dear members, Deacon Alvin and Sis. Jackoyln King, are Co-Chairpersons for this years 65th Church Anniversary.  Various Committees are now at work for the related Services and activities in connection with the Church Anniversary, i.e. Souvenir Book and the Anniversary Banquet.  We fully recognize that we are in tough economic times, but we have faith in our God who has been our “Help In Ages Past”, and our sure “Hope For Years to Come.”  We never could have reached this milestone without “HIM”.

Let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many sick and shut in, our President, Our Country, and for suffering Humanity everywhere.  Beloved Keep the Faith – God Has the POWER,

Faithfully Yours,

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III


Pastor’s Corner – July, 2009

Pastor’s Corner

“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.”
– 1 Corinthians 12: 4-5

05 July, 2009

My Dearly Beloved “FAMILY”

Well, well, well, here we are in the month of July, the seventh month of the year and it is moving rapidly.  We thank God and Praise Him for having been crossed over to yet another opportunity to be about the Lord’s work.

The past month was rich and rewarding in everyway.  We had Souls added to the Lord’s Sheepfold.  We take this opportunity to congratulate all of our June graduates, K through High School, College or University.  We make special note of 3 graduates from Tabernacle’s own School of Evangelism.  We are mighty proud of all of you, and of course, our best wishes for your future endeavors as you move ONWARD and UPWARD

The month of July is now before us and we do solicit your prayers and support for all of our regular Services, Annual Services and special activities.  We call your special attention to the following:

July 13-17, 2009

Vacation Bible School

6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Each Night

July 18, 2009

“Annual Church Picnic”

El Dorado Park, Long Beach

10:00 A.M.

4th Sunday, July 26th, 2009

“Annual Men’s Day Service”

11:00 A.M.

Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray – Guest Minister

Finally, Let us continue to be much in prayer for our many, many, sick and shut-in, hospitalized, bereaved and suffering Humanity everywhere.

May God richly bless both you and yours, and I remain.

Faithfully Yours,

Pastor R.M. Leffall, III


Pastor’s Corner – June, 2009

Pastor’s Corner

07 June, 2009

“Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.”
– Ezra 8: 28

My Dearly Beloved Family and Partners in the LORD’S WORK:

We greet you once more in the Name of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  These days, weeks and months are passing so swiftly; here we are at the month of June, the mid-point of the historic ear, 2009.  We thank God for His tender mercy; for having spared us to cross over to another coveted opportunity to be about the Masters Work in WORD, ACTION, DEED and HOLY PURPOSE.

The past month was rich, spirit filled, and rewarding in every way.  It was highlighted by our ‘Annual Women’s Day Service’, with our dear friend Mrs. Crystal Cohen as our guest speaker.  It was a powerful and great time of Worship, Praise and Celebration.  We are grateful to our Women’s Day Leadership, namely; Sister Maye Helen Leffall, Sister Madge Lytle and Sister Constance Stanley for a job well done.  We also express our gratitude to the fine cadre of Captains, Co-Captains, and of course, the women of  our  Church for what each did to insure the spiritual and financial success of Women’s Day 2009.  We salute our faithful member, Sister Eugenia Jackson, our Woman of the Year 2009.  She is indeed a dedicated and faithful servant of the Lord, and is an inspiration to all of us.

We closed the past month with the Financial Literacy Workshop to teach our young people the principles of Saving and Money Management.   It was highly successful and the second workshop will be held on the 4th Saturday in June, Sister Jackie King was principal coordinator, assisted by Makeba Neely and Vernisha Stanley.  We held on last Sunday our 5th Sunday Mission Emphasis Sunday, with great music by the Mission Chorus led under the capable direction of Sister Florence Bean, and followed by a powerful Sermon from our own Rev. Charles Williams, Jr.

The month of June is now before us, and we do solicit your prayers and support for all of or special Services and activities.  We do call your particular attention to our ‘Annual Children’s Youth Day Service’ on next Sunday at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Michael Holliness will be our guest Minister.  Also, there will be participation by our young people in every aspect of this Service.  We salute our leadership and volunteers in the Youth Church Ministry, they are doing a wonderful job, and God is richly blessing this Ministry.

We salute all of our Graduates.  We are mighty proud of you, and we plan to honor all of our Graduates the latter part of June or early July.

Let us continue to be in prayer for our sick and shut-in, bereaved, military persons, and for the suffering humanity locally, nationally, and throughout the world.  We pray for God’s continued favor upon both you and yours.  I remain ……………..

Faithfully yours,
Pastor R.M. Leffall, III