Board of Directors


Pastor David A. Hadley, Sr. was born March 20, 1955 to Davis and Amanda Hadley. He was married to Darlene Geronda Hadley on May 26, 1973. Out of this marriage union were born four children: Michelle, David Jr., Diane and Monica.


As a child, Pastor Hadley had the word of promise spoken into his life. Those words became life when he joined Bridgeton Miracle Revival Tabernacle (now known as Glory Tabernacle) in 1980. Pastor Hadley desired a closer walk with the Lord, and he wanted more of God. On March 20, 1982 (his 27th birthday), Pastor Hadley rededicated his life to the Lord and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit during a revival preached by Evangelist Anna Wiggins. A message entitled “GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED!” This message changed his life and now he lives by those words.


First Lady began serving the Lord in 1975 at the age of eighteen and became a member of the Bridgeton Miracle Revival Tabernacle (now Glory Tabernacle) under the leadership of the late Bishop Dr. Arvin J. Hall, Sr.


She served in ministries/auxiliaries as a member of the Adult Choir, Usher Board, Praise Team, Director of God’s Little Ones, Pastor’s Aide Committee, and with her husband served as Pre-Marital Counseling and Couples Coordinator. She is also a soloist and a true worshipper. She loves to sing and dance. In 1999, the Adult Choir had changed its name to Agape Choir and sang with the Recording Praise Team for their first CD entitled, “Glory In Praise”.


Ruling Elder James H. Lewis was the fourth of five children born to the late William H. and Adelaide M. Lewis at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ. He is married to Ruling Elder Diane S. Lewis and they have five children, Conrad, Charmaine, Jason, Damon and Matthew. Elder Lewis, at the age of 4, declared to his paternal Great-Grandmother and his Maternal Grandmother, “ I Preacher “ Elder Lewis accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior On December 31, 1981 at Mt Pisgah A.M.E Church, Jersey City, NJ During a Watch Night Service. His life has never been the same. Elder Lewis has worked in various ministries at Glory Tabernacle and currently serves as the Ruling Elder over the Ministry of Discipleship. Elder Lewis is a graduate of the Glory Tabernacle School of Ministry and received a B.A. in Theology from the International Christian University, Chesapeake, Va.


Ruling Elder Diane S. Lewis is the seventh born child to the late James and Thelma Stringer, Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She became a Born Again Believer in January of 1971 at a House Prayer Service and later joined Deliverance Evangelistic Church. It was there that she cut her spiritual teeth and began to grow in her walk with Christ.

She moved to Bridgeton NJ in 1977 and soon joined Bridgeton Miracle Revival Church under the Pastor ship of Arvin J. Hall Sr., who later became a “Bishop”; A mighty man of God who believed in prayer and standing on God’s Word. She is currently serving under Pastor David A. Hadley, Sr. who is greatly instrumental in taking her to the next level of ministry. She has worked in numerous ministries and obtained pertinent Credentials/Licenses at Glory Tabernacle Church but” the best is yet to come”. She is married to Ruling Elder James Lewis, mother of 5 wonderful Children and 15 ½ Grandchildren.

Elder Linda Rahming is in charge of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Glory Tabernacle. Elder Rahming was saved in September of 1977 and has been active in the ministry ever since. Elder Linda was appointed over the Intercessory Prayer group by the late Bishop Arvin James Hall, Sr. Many early mornings were spent in prayer believing that God is a “Changer of Life”. She has seen many of her prayers answered and believes that staying on your knees before God is the key.

Elder Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2003 from the International Christian University of Chesapeake, Virginia. Elder Linda now serves under Pastor David A. Hadley, Sr. and is married to Ruling Elder Alphonso Rahming, Sr. One of her favorite scriptures is Romans 34:19, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord delivers us out of them all”.

Elder E. Deionne ThrBak is a licensed and ordained Elder at Glory Tabernacle. He is the Elder of the Worship Ministry. He and his beautiful wife Tiffanie ThrBak served as the GT Youth Ministry Directors for over 15 years. Elder ThrBak’s education includes; a BS in Chemistry/Math Minor, BA in Theology, MBA, and he is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership. Professionally, he is an educational administrator. Elder ThrBak is a veteran, he served 10 years as an officer in the US Army, reaching the rank of Captain.

He has three beautiful children, Tiffanie Fabrice (24); Langhston (11) and Ellington (9); along with one grandson, Jamar (5). Elder ThrBak is an accomplished preacher, professionally trained & talented vocalist, educator and college professor. His favorite scripture is John 3:23, “But the hour cometh,and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Elder James Hadley joined Glory Tabernacle (then Bridgeton Miracle Revival Tabernacle) in 1985.  He was ordained and licensed to minister in 2004.  Elder Hadley joined the Board of Directors in 2010.  He is now the Ministry Head over the Ministry of Evangelism.  This includes the Tract Team, Street Ministry, Outdoor Crusades, Missions, Jail Ministry, Frank T. Cupe Victorious Living Ministry, Helping Hands Ministry and the Pantry Ministry.

Elder Hadley is the brother of Bishop David Hadley and has been married to his wife, Yvette Hadley (the sister of 1st
Lady Darlene Hadley) since 1985. 



Elder Darlene Richmond has been a member of the Board of Directors of Glory Tabernacle since 1999.  She was licensed and ordained in 1974 currently serves as the Elder over Fellowship Ministry.  This Ministry includes the Welcome Team, Decorators, Bishop’s Cabinet, Hospitality Team, Grief Support Ministry, HEAL Ministry, and the Health Care Team.

Elder Richmond also serves as the City Clerk for the City of Bridgeton where she has been employed since 1975.  She has been a member of Glory Tabernacle (then Bridgeton Miracle Revival Tabernacle) since 1978.


Executive Assistant


Barbara Matthews joined Glory Tabernacle in 1996 and in 1997, was hired as Secretary to the Pastor and Co-Pastor under the late Bishop Dr. Arvin J. Hall, Sr. and Co-Pastor Annie L. Hall. She continues to serve as Secretary under Bishop David A. Hadley, Sr. and 1st Lady Darlene G. Hadley. Sister Barbara is a worshiper and loves singing and praising God. Her heart’s desire is to go higher in Christ, to flow in His Spirit, to be a living example, an ambassador for Christ, to help establish the Kingdom of heaven on the earth.

Childcare Directors

Executive Director