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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We Have Partnered with PlanetAid.org

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 PlanetAid.org. 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 Planetaid.org to learn more about their mission.

Visit The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in person, or Online @ http://mytabnow.org


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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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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 (BlackNews.com) — 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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The Tabernacle Observes 69th Church Anniversary

The Tabernacle Observes 69th Church Anniversary

The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church is in the midst of a month-long Observance of its’ 69th Church Anniversary.

Organized in 1944 by the late Reverend F.D. Ferrell and 38 visionary “Christ like Charter Members”, who were inspired to organize a church and call a Pastor. The seeds of faith sown now m ore than 69 years ago have blossomed and Tabernacle stands as a strong “Religious Tower” within the Watts Community, our city state and nation.

Thus on this significant milestone, the current members are in the spirit of thanksgiving and celebration, thanking God for the multitude of loving kindness to us as a body of believers in Christ across these 69 years.

Longtime members Deacon Bruce and Sister Robin Hall-Turner are serving as Co-Chairs for this Church Anniversary.

The most timely theme is:


Luke 5: 4 & John 17: 9-19

The sub-theme 4 each Sunday “Remembering our Roots — Moving Forward”.

Dr. R.M. Leffall the Senior Pastor kicked off the Observance on the first Sunday with a special message entitled “On The Same Page”, and on that afternoon a special Vesper Service was held at with one of the son’s of Tabernacle Rev. Anthony Spottsville, Pastor of New Beginning Baptist Church, guest minister. The Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper was administered at the Service.

On the past Sunday, the Reverend Gregory Perkins-Bowen preached a powerful and most inspirational message entitled “Pray For The Preacher”. This Sunday, October 20th at 3:30 p.m. there will be an All Choir Musical Service.

The Culminating Service will be held on the 4th Sunday, October 27th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. will be our Evening Service. The Rev. Shane B. Scott, Lead Pastor at the historical Macedonia Baptist Church will be the guest Minister. He will be accompanied by the Choir, Officers, Ushers and members, said a spokes person … “Pastor Scott is one of the nations most gifted and dynamic proclaimers of God’s Word.”

A Special invitation is extended to former members as well as friends to attend any or all of the 69th Church Anniversary Services. The Church is located at 11328 South Central Ave, in Los Angeles. For additional info you may call the church at 323-569-4162 or view our website mytabnow.org


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You are Invited – Annual Family/Homecoming Day Service – @ The Tab

You are invited to attend our Annual Family/Homecoming Day Service, This coming Sunday, September 15th, here at The Tab.

Annual Family/Homecoming Day Service - @ The Tab

See the Flyer Now

The family with the largest number of people in attendance will receive special recognition.  Our church is a family church, and if your family still attends, or used to attend – you are invited to ‘come home’ for this special, Annual Service. Starts at 11:00 a.m., with Sunday School starting early Sunday Morning, at its usual time. Visit our Church Home Page for regular schedule of Services, as you are more than welcome to attend them as well.

Our Guest Speaker this year will be Dr. William Thurmond, Pastor Emeritus of Park Windsor Baptist Church.

You will be blessed by his message. CD’s will be available for this and all past Services held here at the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church (in Los Angeles, California) – through our Media Ministry – If you would like to order a CD recording simply fill out one of the forms in our weekly Tabs (our bulletin) – or send in your request through our Contact Page.

We welcome you to join especially if you are looking for a good, Family oriented Baptist Church Home here in Los Angeles. We are approaching 69 Years of Ministry and will be celebrating our 69th Church Anniversary all month long, in October. We will be Streaming many of these Services Live – stay tuned for that!

Hope to see you this coming Sunday here at The Tab, to worship with us, and welcome home our church family members who have been away – we look forward to seeing you then.


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Annual Musical Extravaganza Re-Cap hosted by Boosters AKA Love Connection

When it comes to putting on events and musical services, The Boosters
AKA “The Love Connection” know what they are doing. Their Annual
Musical Extravaganza, that took place

Sunday July 14, 2013 at 3:00pm, was just that—a musical extravaganza.

Under the guidance of the President of the Boosters, Sis. Bertha
Bryant, this year’s musical extravaganza featured a buffet of
performers that left the ears, eyes and souls, of all who attended,
well fed. The annual musical’s mistress of ceremony was Tabernacle of
Faith’s own, 11 year old, Crystelle Perry. Her exceptional MC skills
have been on display as of late as she also MC’d the recent Tabbette’s
Annual Musical.

The musical extravaganza featured solos by Crystal Wells, Dr. Gloria
Clayborne, Sis. Linda Norwood, Sis. Donisha Brumfield, Bro. Mike
Glover, Bro. Ravon Jones, Bro. Phillip Deadmond and two of our own —Sis.
Chealsea Williams and Bro. George Saunders Jr.

The musical service also featured two choirs—Holy Revival Baptist Church and our very own
George C. Saunders Sr. Male Chorus under the leadership of Rev.
Gregory Perkins-Bowen with help by Bro. Lawrence Crenshaw and Bro.
Nathan Christopher. The evening also featured praise dancing by
Optimal Christian Academy Signs & Motion Dancing.

The evening was a blessing to all who attended and if you would like
to know and hear what all the talk is about, the CD for the Booster’s
Annual Musical Extravaganza is available for a donation of $5. Please
make your order by filling out the form inside of the weekly Tab
bulletin and return to the office.

submitted by Jason A. Weatherall

Check out the Program from our Annual Musical Extravaganza for 2013

Here’s A Sample From The Event Mens Chorus Medley Musical Extravaganza 2013 – Featuruing Rev. Charles Williams and Brother George C. Saunders, Jr.

Also Take a look at our Program from 2nd Sunday’s Morning Worship Service – If you’d like to Order a CD the form is on Page #23

During our Morning Worship Service, we recognized all of our Graduates from Pre-School all the way up to High School and beyond. 2nd Sunday’s at our Church are Children/Youth Emphasis.  If you’re looking for a Church Home in Los Angeles, be sure to visit us for any of our Regular and Special Services, here at Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church.

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ReCap of our Annual Women’s Day Service for 2013

Annual Women’s Day

Written By First Lady Dr. Maye H. Leffall

The “TAB” observed its Annual Women’s Day Service on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  A most timely theme was:  “Women of Faith Anchored in the LORD, and Positioned for a Changing World (Jude 24-25).”  We were truly blessed by an inspiring, dynamic message by Dr. Sandy Scranton-Lee, Professor at El Camino Compton Center and Director/Administrator of the Heavenly Vision Educational Center.

The Women’s Day Chorus provided a Spirit-filled Service in Song under the capable, zestful direction of the Rev. Gregory Perkins-Bowen, Minister of Music; Bro. Nathan Christopher, Pianist/Accompanist; Brother Lawrence Crenshaw, Percussionist; and Sister Constance Hayes, Chorus Director.

The “2013 Woman of the Year,” Sis. Velma Walker, was presented to the Congregation with warm reflections, by Sis. Jackolyn King, former Woman of the Year (2011).  The Committee’s recommendations submitted for the 2013 Honoree were ably coordinated by Sis. Alberta Williams.

There was also a “Special Salute” honoring Dr. Gwendolyn Smith-Taylor, who served for many years in the Music Ministry of the “TAB,” particularly in the sharing of her gifts with the Women’s Day Chorus.  Sis. Natalie J. Fisher beautifully expressed our heartfelt sentiments in her presentation of Honoree, Dr. Smith-Taylor.

The Committee consisted of Co-Chairs, Sis. Constance Stanley and Sis. Maye Helen Leffall,

and a fine cadre of Captains and Co-Captains who gave active and dedicated service in the planning; and made excellent financial reports.  We thank God for EVERY PARTICIPANT; for the presence of EVERYONE; and for ALL who CONTRIBUTED to a great day of WORSHIP, PRAISE, and CELEBRATION.



First Lady’s Corner

Quotes chosen by First Lady Dr. Maye Helen Leffall

Attitude Changes Everything

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.  Attitude is more important than facts, than the past, education, money, circumstances, failures, successes, than what other people think or say or do.  Attitude is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.  It will make or break a company, a church, a school, a home.  The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change our past or the fact that people will act in a certain way.  The only thing we can do is to be in charge of our attitudes.   Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it; and so it is with you … we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Charles Swindoll


“Your attitude and mine are always our choice.  No matter how bad things are, no one can force you to have a bad attitude, if you don’t want to, and vice versa.  That’s really good news because it says that our attitudes don’t have to be the victims of our circumstances or of other people.  We choose our responses.”

                                                                Mary Whelchel

How to Thrive from 9 to 5


“The Tab” is a short way of referring to our church, Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California – stop by and Visit us anytime.

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