Jesus Is the Reason For This Season!

Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone reading this right now.

Here at the Tabernacle of Faith, we want to remind everyone that Jesus is the Reason for this Season! Please join us this Saturday for our Watts World Revival’s Annual Toy Give Away, Preceded by our very own Youth Church’s Christmas Play! Our annual give away begins early and all who are inside for the Christmas play will be in line first for the give away. Be early as this is always a packed house!

We also want to invite you to worship with us this Sunday for our Pre-Christmas Service, and also to join us on Christmas Day for a special Christmas day Service starting at 9:00 a.m.

This Sunday, all Services are at their regularly scheduled time. Each year around this time, we adorn our altar with flowers in loving memory and in honor of our loved ones. If you bought poinsettias they will be ready for pick up, immediately following morning worship service.  Just in case you’re unable to make it to church to worship with us This Sunday, below you can still read The Tab for 3rd Sunday, December 18th, 2016.

The New year is quickly approaching and we are hoping to see you in 2017!

We are looking for people to join our Media Ministry and help promote what all we have happening through our church. We have several places where you can volunteer, from writing for MyTabNow (this page you’re on right now), to recording weekly services in our Soundroom, to Video Recording Services and uploading those videos to our YouTube channel.

Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church has been serving this community for over 72 years. In October of 2016 we celebrated 72 years of ongoing ministry here in Watts & Los Angeles area. If you are looking for a church home and want to serve this community alongside others, we look forward to welcoming you. Please check our website for regularly scheduled services.

If you’ve been away for any reason, please drop us a note to let us know how you are doing. Let us know what is happening with you and your family.

We want to wish everyone well during these holidays, and remember Jesus is the Reason for the season!


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Upcoming Services & Schooling at The Tab

Just thought you should know about some of the Upcoming Services & Schooling at The Tab!

Wednesday, September 9th, our Fall Semester for School of Evangelism begins enrollment starting at 7:00 p.m.

Our School of Evangelism will prepare you to go out and spread the good news of Jesus Christ. For anyone with a strong desire to be part of ministry we highly encourage you to enroll in these classes and work your way up to Graduation. See Sister Betty Maiden for additional information. Call or contact the Church

We also recommend you attend any or all of our Regularly Scheduled Services which are Scrolling on our Church Home Page.

We also have a few special Services that we want to draw your attention to, starting with our Annual Family/Friends Homecoming Service happening on 4th Sunday, September 27th @ 11:00 a.m. We are asking for our family members and friends, as well as former members of our church home to return to worship with us On this special Sunday morning. The church member with the most family members in attendance will receive special recognition. We want to pack the pews in a great time of Worship, Praise and Celebration!

Our Special Guest Minister for this Service will be Rev. Hosea Collins, Youth and Young Adult Pastor from The City of Refuge Church (located in Gardena, CA). You do not want to miss this Service! All in attendance will be blessed by a good word from a minister devoted to assisting others in the discovery and fulfillment of their God-given purposes.


We Also want to encourage you to attend our Early Morning Worship Service which starts at 8:00 a.m. and is over by 9:00 a.m. – Lessons are given by Rev. Gregory Perkins-Bowen. You are going to learn something new every single week in these Early Morning Worship Services; and then you can stay for Sunday School And Morning Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. – Our Early Morning Worship Services are held in Ferrells Chapel for now. Our goal is to out grow the room. If for whatever reason you are unable to attend services at 11:00 – our early Morning Worship Service is now here to ensure that you are growing closer in your relationship with God. Bring a friend, we will see you there!

(more information can be found On our Home Page for our Historic Church, now approaching 71 years of Ministry – The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church)

Visit us on YouTube – we are looking for more people to help with our Media Ministry, which includes filming more of the ongoing and special Services at our church. Please subscribe to our Youtube and share our channel on your Social Media Outlets. Also, join us on TSU – the Social Network that pays

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The Tab – Uninterrupted Service

As we approach our 71st year of Uninterrupted Service here in the Greater Los Angeles Community, we invite you to visit and worship with us. Check out site for all of our Regularly scheduled and Special Services – by visiting

A WHOLE lot has happened here at The Tab since our last update on This platform. We’ve asked for people to volunteer to help out with our Media Ministry so that we can bring you more news on what is happening here. We’ve had several Special Services – such as Men’s Day, Women’s Day, Mothers Day and Father’s Day Services – and we hope you had a chance to be here. If you were at any of our Services this past year, please let us know about your Experience.

We recently started holding Early Morning Services – from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

We have many more special Services coming up and we hope you can be here with us!


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We Have Partnered with

Are you looking for a place to donate old clothing or shoes in the Los Angeles Area?

If so, we have an awesome solution for you!

A few weeks ago, we announced a new partnership with You will be able to drop off clothing in the Big Yellow Bin, sitting on our West Corner Parking lot; on the corner of 114th and Central Ave.  We are leaving the gate unlocked during the day, during the week for anyone who just wants to drop by, and drop off any Clothes, or Shoes that you no longer want. Often people call our church asking if they can drop off clothing and until now we’ve had to turn them away.

So we are excited about this partnership – Check out a Flyer we’ve been running in our weekly publication ‘The Tab’ – which details more information about PlanetAid; and their mission.


Feel free to visit to learn more about their mission.

Visit The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in person, or Online @


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Recap: Kick Off Services for our 70th Church Anniversary Observance

Recap: Kick Off Services for our 70th Church Anniversary Observance

The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church, located in the very heart of the Watts Community has been Ministering to the greater Los Angeles Area for 70 Years. We are celebrating this special and momentous occasion all month long. We do invite you to join us for our Culminating Services on October 26th, 2014 – for both our Morning and Afternoon Services.  This will be our 4th Sunday and our Focus will be on our Music Ministry: The Past, The Present and The Future. Our very own Pastor Gregory Perkins-Bowen will be preaching in the Morning Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Perkins-Bowen is an Associate Minister here at the tab, and he heads our Music Ministry.  Later in the afternoon, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Sonya Dawson, Pastor of New Mount Calvary Baptist Church will be our Guest Minister.  Please join us!

Also check our Home Page Calendar for Updates on upcoming Services; Many of our very own are ‘coming home’ to celebrate and worship with us. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Ralph Prince and also Rev. Laurence Adams ‘back home’ – as they will be guest Ministers on our 3rd Sunday – To kick off our month long celebration, Rev. Daron Willis delivered a powerful word! He talked to us about “The Power of Prayer”, and all who were in attendance were moved by the proclamation of The Word.  It was World Communion Sunday, and we held a special Vesper Service in the Evening. Our guest minister was our very own Rev. Kevin Palmer; who is now the Pastor of Mount Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

We were also blessed, for two Sunday’s to have Sister Haggar Triggs worship with us again – She sang her heart out; bringing many memories back – Please join us THIS Sunday, October 12th, for our Focus on The Youth Church’s Ministry; The Past, The Present, The Future. It is our Children’s/Youth Emphasis Sunday; and our very own Pastor Willie D. Hall will be preaching.


Did you Miss Last Sunday? Download “The Tab” from our 1st Sunday Service, October 5th 2014 – World Communion Sunday – The Kick-Off of our Month Long 70th Church Anniversary Observance

Lastly, stay tuned for a ReCap of our Annual Family/Friends Homecoming Day Service – as it was So good to see so many of our Current and Former members; Family and Friends – and were blessed by a dynamic word from another “Son of Tabernacle” – the Rev. Anthony Spotsville. Unfortunately we were unable to record these awesome services for you; We need some Volunteers for our Media Ministry – Please contact the Church to give us your information if you are interested in helping out with this important Ministry of our Church. Read more in our Website Updates and Upcoming Services article here  where we talk about the need for volunteer.

Hope to see you all This Sunday — Or anytime during our Month Long Observance and Celebration.

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Hoping You All Had a Happy Resurrection Sunday

Hope you all had a Happy Resurrection Sunday.

Pastor Leffall stated that the Music was Most outstanding.

Deacon Jason Weatherall was in attendance, at the helm of the sound board and was sure to record Pastor Leffall’s special Resurrection Sunday Message. We will get that message up for you soon.

For all of you who were unable to be in attendance, here is a Copy of our Special Resurrection Sunday Tab – Featuring our dedications to the Memory, and the Honor, of our loved ones.

Resurrection Sunday Tab, April 20th, 2014, Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church, Los Angeles California

A couple of people have asked about the “Live Streaming” – so here’s an update on that. We need a lot more equipment than we currently can afford at this time. Our church is pretty big and on Sundays, there are so many people who bring their devices into the sanctuary that our current wi-fi camera, and wi-fi range, is simply not strong enough to handle all of the traffic. Our live services were being bumped ‘off’ the air. This was a minor setback, which simply let’s us know what else is needed to achieve the goal. Stay tuned as there are plans to test out Live Streaming for some of our Weekly Services here at the Tab; such as our Monday Night and Tuesday Night Bible Studies.

We are also looking for people who’d like to help out with our Media Ministry.

We are looking for people who’d like to cover the services and special events happening at our historic Church, here in Los Angeles. We are looking for people who are social media friendly and are willing to learn how to use it, to help spread the word about the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church. We are celebrating our 69th Year of Ministry – and under the leadership of our Pastor, Dr. Reginald M. Leffall, III, our goal is to win souls to Christ.

Upcoming events:

Our 26th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast happens this Saturday, April 26th – with our guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Damali “Najuma” Smith-Pollard, from Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, in Irvine, California where she serves as their Pastor of Family Ministries. No Breakfast will be served after 9:30 – please get there early. More information is on our Flyer (From the Related Post)

Also coming up, our Annual Women’s Day Service. Also, our Annual Mother’s Day Service is approaching. We will begin taking submissions for dedications in Memory or in Honor of your Mother this coming Sunday.

As always you are encouraged and invited to attend any, and all of our regularly scheduled Services; You were missed if you were unable to be here for Resurrection Sunday, but we do hope you had a blessed one.

Also, we hope to see you here soon… here at The Tab!



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Our Website Updates and Upcoming Events

You may have noticed there have been some website updates that have helped to make our site a little more alive.

Now, when you visit The Tab Online you will be greeted with videos from our YouTube channel. More and more videos will be added into our home page playlist. We do encourage you to subscribe to our channel as more Services that have been recorded will be making their way onto our channel. Also it’s a good way to help spread the Ministry of our church – through using the social media platforms that YouTube provides. If you see or hear a song or a sermon that you enjoy, share it with others.

To make it easier to share our website with others – we’ve added several social sharing buttons to the home page.


A while back we added a link and a few selections from our Soundcloud Channel. At this time we’re limited to how much content we can put on the soundcloud channel.

So, on behalf of the Media Ministry I am pleased to announce that very soon, We’ll have an Audio and Video Section of the website that will allow us to view, share and discuss the good news we are hearing, and sharing about the power of Jesus Christ.  

That brings me to the upcoming Events that you’ll want to put on your calendar. Starting with our 26th Annual Women’s Prayer Breakfast. Our guest speaker this year will be Rev. Dr. Damali “Najuma” Smith-Pollard, Pastor of Family Ministries at  Christ Our Redeemer, AME Church, located in Irvine CA.  She was a speaker in previous years and you do not want to miss this Prayer Breakfast.  You can purchase your tickets (donation $35.00) from any of our committee members. If you’re in the Los Angeles Area and want to attend this event, be sure to reach out to us by Calling our Church during regular Office Hours (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

Below is a Flyer of the upcoming Event with more information.

26th Annual Women's Prayer Breakfast


Take a look back at a re-cap from a previous Women’s Prayer Breakfast – and stay tuned for more information about this upcoming Service!

We just held our Annual Tabbette’s Musical this past Sunday, and have a very special Mission Emphasis this coming 5th Sunday.

Mark your Calendars, and we do request your attendance at any of our upcoming Services. We look forward to worshiping with you.


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Steve Harvey Scholarship (submitted by Deacon Bruce Turner)

This information was sent to “The Tab” from one of our faithful and loyal, longtime members Deacon Bruce Turner.

The Deadline comes before our 3rd Sunday publication and so we wanted to share this information here, at MyTabNow Online – For anyone who can benefit (but especially anyone who is part of our Tabernacle Family) from this special Steve Harvey Scholarship – Here is the information.


— The deadline to apply is March 15, 2014 —

Nationwide ( — Comedian/ TV personality Steve Harvey and his wife, via their Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, have partnered with Coca-Cola to create the Coca-Cola “Pay It Forward” Scholarship Program. Students can compete for the opportunity to win an apprenticeship experience with Steve Harvey, and a $5,000 educational scholarship. Runner-up winners will receive a $1,000 gift card.
The apprenticeship will include the opportunity to participate in the Steve Harvey Mentoring Program, including working with members of his team and learning what it takes to run the Steve Harvey Morning Show and Family Feud. They also will have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by Steve Harvey himself.
To apply, applicants can either nominate themselves or someone else. They have to complete a short application, and write an essay submission. The essay must not exceed 100 words in length (each question is limited to 50 words); and must be 100% true and original. In addition, all applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21.

The program is just one of many offered by The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which provides outreach to fatherless children and young adults, by promoting educational enrichment, one-on-one mentoring and global service initiatives that will cultivate the next generation of responsible leaders.

To see hundreds of other 2014 scholarships, visit:

Thank you for sending this information to us Deacon Turner, and we do hope this helps someone in need.

Also each year we provide assistance to members of our church through our Edna G. White Scholarship Fund. More information will be posted here soon. You can also check our website @ http://tabernacleoffaithbaptistchurch for the application once it becomes Available for 2014. You’ll want to put our Annual Edna G. White Scholarship Service & Luncheon on your calendar. Look for it around the Summertime. The Edna G. White Scholarship (named after our dear belated Sister Edna G. White)  has helped many of our members and former members, continue their education. You’re invited to learn more about this Scholarship Fund – please visit our historic Baptist church, the next time you’re in Los Angeles, California.


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The Media Ministry Recaps 2013 at The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church

2013 was a great year and especially for the  Media Ministry. This Ministry was started by our Pastor, Dr. Reginald M. Leffall – charging us with a mission to spread the Ministry of our Church beyond our Walls – to have an Impact on the community around us. With the explosion of social media, we also wanted to make sure we started tapping into the power of the internet to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to people everywhere. With our Website we have added new ways to interact with, and keep up with the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church.

In 2014 most of what we Began doing this year will continue to grow and improve.

Let’s start with a Recap of our YouTube Channel

Fittingly, Deacon Rahshuan Haylock talks about “Moving Forward” from our 69th Church Anniversary, 4th Sunday Morning Service – reflecting on his experience growing up in this church. Our Month Long Observance was a great time to reflect on our historic past, and consider where our church is going into the future. You are invited to be a part of our church as we seek to Serve the community around us, as well as spiritually enrich one another in Christ.  Moving forward we hope to see a growth of our church membership, and have plenty of room for those looking to Work doing the Lord’s Work.

We hope to highlight more of our Ministries here at our Church and let the public know what we need help with – so that you can become a member of our Church to help us as we continue to move forward, and prepare to celebrate our 70th Anniversary in October of 2014.

We rolled out Live Streaming in 2013, and will begin to test our system and improve our system to handle Live Broadcasting in such a huge building. We actually did not have enough equipment to rely on it from week to week, and also have been making improvement to our “video sound quality” – and you’ll begin to notice those difference in 2014 as well. We hope to add an additional video camera, so that we can Stream Live and also record our Weekly Services.

For now, most of our ‘test videos’ will be available for FREE on our YouTube Channel – but as the quality of our videos (and sound) improves, we will begin storing Sermons in our site, and creating a special area for Media Ministry Members to go back and watch OR listen to sermons from our Services. We will be asking for your ongoing financial support when this membership area is ready.  We are going to be looking for new members to join our Media Ministry to help with covering the Services taking place here throughout the upcoming year.

We filmed quite a bit in 2013 that is still being converted, and uploaded – and we have a TON of audios that still need to be converted and uploaded to our Church Servers as well. We will be looking for those who can help with these tasks, as we seek to use our Media Ministry to positively impact those around us; and bring new members to our Church Family.

If you’re interested in Contributing to our Online Publication here, or helping with storing our Media Files on our Church Server and other Social Network Sites – Please contact the Church Office with your Request.

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year, and a Blessed 2014!

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A few Videos from our 69th Church Anniversary

The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church held Services all month long, to celebrate our 69th Annual Church Anniversary.

Videos are being converted and uploaded to our YouTube Channel (Please subscribe) –

From our Morning Service on 4th Sunday, our Culimating Services

(Our Senior Choir, under the direction of Rev. Gregory Perkins-Bowen)

Earlier in the month, from 1st Sunday – Brother George Saunders, Jr helped kick off our celebration and observance by sharing his reflections on our great, and historic Church – here in the greater Watts community of Los Angeles, California.

Several members of our church shared their reflections all month long and we will be adding them to our Channel very soon.

We invite you to visit and become a member of our Church Family – visit us anytime, during our Regularly scheduled Services.


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