Tabernacle of Praise offers a wide variety of ministries that are sure to meet your needs. Everyone is a tool in God’s hands. How will He use you? It is our desire to assist you in being all that our Lord has called you to be and to help in finding a place of service utilizing your God-given gifts, abilities, and talents. This information is provided to help guide you in finding your place in this ministry. Some areas require prior training or experience in order to be involved; however, in most of the listed areas of ministry, training is offered to equip you.
Fine Arts Ministry
Developed to train and to lead the body of Christ in praise and worship, by the Spirit, not according to the flesh. To minister through song, dance, mime and drama.
Minister of Music:
Mr. Fredrick "Rick" Davis
Percussions: Darius Herndon
Director(ess): Toni McIntosh, Alexis Partee, Sharquita Fason, Reverend Walter Gray, Jr.
Mass Choir : Ericka Herndon
Youth/Young Adult Choir: Mary Hawkins
Praise Dancers: Vickie Moore
Mime Ministry: Gilda Gant
Drama Ministry: Clarrissa Glover
Media Ministry: Derren Davis
Christian Education Ministry
Christian Education-Designed to develop and administer a curriculum that will promote spiritual growth and cultivate leaders, while making disciples. It is our goal to provide wholesome education and teachings to the body of Christ and to create ministries that are indicative of Christ and whose foundations are based upon a Biblical perspective.
Christian Education Director:
Mrs. Deborah Webster
Sunday School Superintendent:
Rev. James Davis
Asst. Sunday School Superintendent:
Vacation Bible School:
Alexis Partee & Chrystal Graves
Nurture Class: Reverend Della Huntsman
Executive Council: Executive Council Youth & Young Adult Assembly: Gilda Gant
Teen Summit: FIYA Team
New Member Orientation:
Pastor Derrick & First Lady Glenda Davis
Pastoral Care Ministry
Pastoral Care Ministry – Designed to touch and be the “helpers” of the pastor and church. Those persons needing help in counseling, marriage support, Prayer, and other needs.
Director of Pastoral Care:
Elder Walter Davis
Care Phone: 901-522-8678
Dennis Hawkins & Rick Davis
Bereavement Ministry: Executive Council
Willie Mae Marshall
Marriage Council Ministry:
Intercessory Prayer Team:
Elder Walter Davis
Designed to serve the church by maintaining perfect order in the house of the Lord. To assist with the service in every way to make the worship experience a pleasant one. To provide support to the various ministries of the church as it relates to special events.
Director of Missions:
Women’s Ministry: First Lady Glenda Davis
Children/Youth/Young Adult Director: Ericka Herndon
Gabriel’s Den: Vicki Moore
Designed to serve the church by maintaining perfect order in the house of the Lord. To assist with the service in every way that makes the worship experience a pleasant one. Help assist pastor in serving tables (finance, Lord’s Supper and Pastor) To provide support to the various auxiliaries of the church as it relates to special events
Director/Chairman of Deacon:
Robert Moore, Sr.
Co-Chair: Frederick Davis
Deacons: James Strong, Dennis Hawkins, Sr., Chris Ross, Prentiss Moody, Carlos Newsom
Deaconess Ministry: Willie Mae Marshall
Mother’s Ministry: Addie Auguster
Golden Circle Ministry : Deborah Willingham, Roy Gibson, Velma Sims
Men’s Ministry: Carlos Newsome &
Public Relations and Administration Ministry
Public relations and administration ministry receives and administers data and information for the church. It also creates an atmosphere of excellence for all to read, see, and communicate. It functions as the voice of the church through various mediums.
Director of Public Relations and Administrations:
Ms. Gilda Gant
Assistant Director: Nichelle Quinn
Hospitality / Greeter Ministry: Yolanda Williams
Social Media: Ericka Herndon , Mary Arnold, Nichellle Quinn
Usher’s Ministry: Chief Usher Quantricia Maxwell
Designed to serve the church by maintaining perfect order in the house of the Lord. To assist with the finance team and record keeping ; helping to ensure proper administration of the funds of the church.
Ms. Mary Hawkins
Co-Chair – Kim Burse Deborah Webster / Christine Leakes / Reverend Walter Gray, Jr.
Treasurer – Robert Moore
Financial Secretary – Quaintricia Maxwell
Finance Team – Staff
MIS – Prentiss Moody / Derren Davis / Quantricia Maxwell