First Lady

 Darlene Geronda Hadley

First Lady


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”. 
She has served as Assistant Coordinator for the Women’s Retreat/Advances for nearly 20 years under then Co-Pastor Annie Ledora Hall.

Her spiritual life began to take off.  Little did she know that God was getting ready to elevate her to another level.  The mantle of Pastor was passed down to her husband, David A. Hadley, Sr. on March 29, 2003 and she became known as “First & Only Lady”. 


God still had more in store for her.  On June 15, 2003, she was ordained as a minister of the gospel by her own Pastor/husband and the Ruling Elders of Glory Tabernacle.


In 2004, she participated in the production of a second CD, “The Sounds of Glory Tabernacle” as a member of the gospel group “Glory’s Reel” being featured as “Lady La” on the song “Where Did All The People Go”.


On October 1, 2006, she was ordained an “Elder” of Glory Tabernacle and served as Ministry Leader for Ministry of Fellowship.


In September 2007, First Lady was appointed a Ruling Elder and became Coordinator of the Women’s Ministry.


Out of all of the many talents and gifts she has, her greatest love is for her husband to whom she has been married since May 26, 1973, Pastor David A. Hadley Sr.; her four children, Michelle, David Jr., Diane, and Monica; her sons by marriage, Herman and James; daughter by marriage, Arlynda and of course all of her precious grandchildren. 


After God, all else takes a back seat to her family.  She is in her glory when she’s surrounded by those she loves and adores.  She gives glory to God for “all He has done”!