“But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;” Act 26:16
Reverend Shirley Allen
Shirley Edithe Allen is first an anointed child of God.
She is the eldest daughter of the late Reverend Glorina W. Perkins. She is the Mother of one son; the grandmother of five and great grandmother of two. She was onc.e honored as the “Mother of the Year” by Links, Inc.
Shirley holds a BS Degree in Elementary Education from St Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA.; and a Master’s Degree in Early Education from City College in New York City. She continued her thirst of education by acquiring a Certificate in Supervision and Administration from Bank College in New York City. For over thirty one years she taught in the New York City Public School System. During this tenure she was awarded the “Teacher of the Year” for her district.
In 1995, Shirley was called to the Ministry. This led her to successfully completed studies from the Bethany Baptist Institute. As a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, she serves as a member of the Tabernacle Players, the Gospel Chorus, the Mass Choir and Director of the Women’s Chorus. Her gift of teaching is utilized as a teacher in the Tabernacle Baptist Church School of Discipleship and in various workshops.
She was the Past Matron of Princes Leah #23 and a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Some of Shirley’s many talents includes: Singing; counseling; standup Christian Comedian as “Auntie BiBi”; writing; decorating; and painting. She has traveled throughout the east coast in concert accompanied by the late Evangelist Joan Spruell.
Shirley’s favorite Bible verse is Psalms 27 and her favorite song is “Total Praise.” Shirley gives all her honor and glory to God for the great things He has done. Her favorite songs are “If l Can Help Somebody as I Pass Along, Then My Living Will Not Be In Vain.”
Reverend James 0. Baltimore
Reverend James O. Baltimore was born and raised in Orange, N. J. where he attended the public schools and a graduated from East Orange High School. He continued his biblical studies at Manna Bible College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Minister Baltimore was enrolled at Bethany Baptist Association School of Biblical Studies for his Ordination “and completed his schooling on 29, day of March 2012.
He joined Mt. Cannel Baptist Church, Orange, N.J. and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of eleven. He served in many capacities, and in 1980 ordained a Deacon and later became a member of the Deacon’s Union of Northern, New Jersey. Minister Baltimore is married to Barbara and is the father of two children, Joy and Jerome.
In 1990 be moved to Willingboro, N.J. and united with Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, N.J. He served as the chairman of the Deacon Board for a three year term; a member of the Pastor’s Aide and is presently serving as a teacher for Wednesday night bible study class. He received his certificate of credits from the Christian Education Department of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
He retired in 2005 from Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility Bordentown, New Jersey. While employed at Wagner Minister Baltimore served 11 years as a volunteer chaplain.
On December 31,2008 he preached his trial sermon and received his Certificate of License from Tabernacle Baptist Chun:h Burlington, N.J. under the leadership of the late Dr. Richard W. Jones to preach the gospel and exercise his gifts in ministry.
Minister Baltimore is active in those things that promote Gods kingdom and would like to be remembered as helping some one to come to Christ.
Minister Bruce Clark, Sr.
Minister Bruce R. Clark, Sr. was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1949. After being educated in the School District of Philadelphia, Minister Clark was employed as a director/ teacher by the Phila. School District in its pre-kindergarten child care program for 38 years.
After graduating from high school, Min. Clark enrolled in Temple University as a music education major. Although most of his course work was completed at Temple University, he graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.
After moving to New Jersey, Minister Clark affiliated himself with the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Burlington, N.J. While there, he played for several choirs and served as its Minister of Music for many years . He was very active with the youth ministry, the Tabernacle Players Drama Ministry as well as a number of its other ministries. Minister Clark would occasionally give concerts featuring the violin, piano and guitar and was blessed to record his own instrumental CD in 2003 entitled “Solitude.” This was a compilation of several familiar inspirational Christian songs as well as some original tunes.
In 1994, Minister Clark was called into the gospel ministry and delivered his initial sermon on Nov. 6, 1994. Minister Clark also attended the Palmer Theological Institute in Wynwood, PA as well as Philadelphia Biblical University’s Institute of Higher Learning in Langhorne, Pa. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.”
Finally, Minister Clark and his wife, Jean are the proud parents of four adult children, have nine grand-children and two great grandchildren and currently reside in Willingboro, New jersey.
Reverend Franklin Edwards
Minister Dante Foggy
Min. Tayshawn Fuller
Reverend Margaret Jackson
Reverend Margaret Jackson was born in Valdosta Georgia to the late Theodore Wade and the late Julia Wade. She accepted Christ and was baptized at the age of nine. She was educated in the Public school system in Georgia and New Jersey. She received a B.A. in English from Trenton State College. Upon relocating to Alabama she received her B.S.N. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She also completed some post graduate work at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and Rutgers University in Camden.
She was called by God into Ministry in 2007 and licensed to preach by the late Pastor Richard W. Jones in February 2009. Presently she is studying on line with Ligonier Ministries and is taking advantage of free courses offered by Yale Seminary School. She also studied at Bethany Baptist Association School of Biblical Studies.
Min. Jackson graduated from Agape International Bible Institute in 2011. She worked in telecommunications at Bellsouth in Alabama for seventeen years. She retired from the Federal Government as a Registered Nurse in the VA System where she worked for twenty two years.
Min Jackson joined Tabernacle Baptist Church in 1998. She joined the Gospel Chorus, Mission Ministry, BTU, and she also worked with Vacation Bible School.
God gave her the idea of Sacrificial Prayer which is a part of the Women’s Ministry of which she was co-cordinator in the reestablishing of the Ministry which experienced a period of dormancy for several. Min Jackson is the mother of three children and the grandmother of five. She is also a member of the Abigail Ministry. Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Minister Linda Moriera
Minister Sylvester Powell
Minister Luis G. Rogers, Sr.
Minister Lou Rogers, Sr. was born in 1942 in Mt. Holly, New Jersey. He is the ninth of eleven children born to the late Antonio and Pauline Rogers.
He received his formal education in the Mt. Holly school system and graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 1960. He then attended Montclair State College where he graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He returned to Rancocas Valley Regional High School, his alma mater, and taught business education for seven years. During his tenure there, Mr. Rogers also coached wrestling, cross-country and track.
Minister Rogers left teaching in 1970 to pursue a career in sales and marketing. He worked as an Independent Sales Agent until 1973. He then sold copiers and duplicator until 1978. In 1978 Lou began a very successful career as District and Area Sales Manager for United States Leasing Corporation. In 1985 God opened the door for him to start his own leasing company, Lease Group Resources. He now heads five companies under The LGR Group umbrella.
In 1992 he founded Justice For All People, a grass roots anti-violence organization which is dedicated to the memory of his nephew, Manuel DeRoche Taylor. Justice For All People has awarded in excess of $80,000 in scholarships to deserving graduates from Burlington City High School and Rancocas Valley High School. These scholarships honor those students who promote peace and display good character. Minister Rogers is also a former member of the Board of Directors at Sterling Bank.
Minister Rogers has been an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for seventeen years where he has served on various committees. He is also an active member of the Tabernacle Praise Team. On November 5, 2004, Minister Rogers was presented his Certificate of Ministry by the late Rev. Dr. R. W. Jones, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Burlington, New Jersey.
Minister Rogers has been married to his wife, Mary, for 45 years. He has five children; Dianna, Luis Jr., Karen, Michael and Melinda. He is also the proud grandfather of five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
For more information on Minister Rogers’ business and community activities feel free to visit The LGR Group website at www.lgrgroup.com and the Justice For All People website at www.justiceforallpeople.org.
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Reverend Eured C. Snell
Reverend Helen Thomas
Rev. Thomas has been an Associate Minister of the Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1981, under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. R. W. Jones. In 1999 Rev. Thomas was ordained at the National Baptist Convention of “Those Preaching Women USA Inc.”
Rev. Thomas is a graduate of the Manna Bible Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also holds a diploma in Organizational Leadership from the Priscilla Institute of the Palmer Theological Seminary. As a member of the eighth graduating class of the Priscilla Institute, Rev. Thomas is very proud to be a distinguished “Priscilla Women.”
Currently Rev. Thomas is a third year student at Eastern Baptist Seminary, St. David’s, Ministry workshops at Retreats, Woman Conferences, and Leadership Seminars; throughout Burlington County, State Convention of New Jersey, and the National Baptist Northeast Region.
Reverend Thomas has served as Director of New England Youth Ministries and General Baptist State Convention of New Jersey Baptist Youth Summer Assembly.
Here at Tabernacle Reverend Thomas serves as part of the Associate Ministers Ministry, in the Department of Christian Education and on the Music Ministry Team.
“And He shall make my feet like a hind to walk among mine high places”. Habakkuk 3:19
Minister Ken Twyman
Reverend Melinda Wall
Rev. Melinda Bradberry-Wall was born in Birmingham Alabama. She accepted Christ at an early age and began a life committed to service through Christ Jesus. She attended the local schools in Birmingham, and after high school graduation, she began her journey in higher education at Alabama State College. However, her college life was interrupted by marriage and six children. As she traveled with her husband, who served in the military, she became active with the Red Cross, local hospitals and schools. Although Rev. Wall traveled extensively with her husband, she never gave up hope of earning degrees in higher education. After her family settled in Burlington, New Jersey, she enrolled in various colleges receiving an Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education at Burlington County College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Social Work from Philadelphia Biblical University.
Serving and growing in God have always been primary requisites in Rev. Wall’s life as indicated by graduating from, and teaching at Manna Bible Institute for fifteen years. Rev. Wall was called to preach the Gospel at an early age, but was hesitant to receive the call due to barriers against women preachers at that time. However, in 1983, she finally accepted the call and was ordained and licensed to preach by Bishop 0. Alison Sr. of the Faith Mission Holiness Church of God Incorporated in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1985, Rev. Jones recognized her ministerial credentials and permitted her to minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Since that time she has been serving in the works of evangelist, preacher, missionary, counselor, caretaker and social worker.
During Rev. Wall’s life as a servant of God, she has evangelized on city streets, preached and taught throughout the United States. Today, Rev. Wall continues to pray for the unsaved and backslider, minister to the bereaved, teach the Word of God, intercede for the sick and needy, and serve the hungry and homeless. Presently, Rev. Wall serves as Associate Minister of Tabernacle Baptist Church, leader of Solace and Intercessory Prayer Ministries, teacher of adult Bible classes, serves and ministers in the soup kitchen.
Reverend Melinda Bradberry-Walllives by the following scripture, St. John 9:4, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” Rev. Wall is totally committed to God and moving in faith and obedience toward the completion of her course.
To God Be The Glory!!!!!!!!!
Minister Cynthia Wade
Minister Marc T. Warren