Bishop 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 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 27
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.
Pastor Hadley humbled himself in the
sight of the Lord and to his spiritual mentor the late Bishop Dr. Arvin James
Hall, Sr. But there was more that God
required of him. He accepted his calling
as a preacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ and was licensed and ordained as a
minster at Glory Tabernacle in June of 1995. Having showed himself “faithful over a few things”, in July of 1197, he
was elevated to the position of Ruling Elder. He and his wife became the leaders of the Married Couples Ministry.
Pastor Hadley loves serving God. Because of his faithfulness and willingness
to be taught, Bishop Hall was able to pour a wealth of knowledge into Pastor
Hadley and named him his successor. Because of his thirst for wisdom and knowledge, Pastor Hadley took
numerous bible courses through the years. He attended the Glory Tabernacle School of Ministry and also received a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from the International Christian University
in June of 2003.
Bishop Hadley was officially
installed as the Pastor of Glory Tabernacle on September 21, 2003. Pastor Hadley was consecrated to the office
of the bishopric in March of 2013.
Under the leadership of Bishop
Hadley, The Glory Tabernacle ministry is moving forward. Achievements include but are not limited to:
And the best is yet to come! Keep watching! The Glory Tabernacle Empowerment Center is
Bishop Hadley believes that God wants
to use Glory Tabernacle to take His people to another level of “Glory”; to be
an example, to be recognized globally as a beacon of righteousness taking the
gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, winning souls. He believes in the Spirit of Excellence which
is doing the best we can with what we have to work with every time. It’s all about Jesus!
1st Lady Darlene Geronda
Hadley 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/Founder 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. 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
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; in September 2007, 1st Lady Hadley
was appointed a Ruling Elder and became Coordinator of the Women’s Ministry.
1st Lady Hadley is now the
Executive Director of the Glory Tabernacle Childcare and Learning Centers and
serves on the Board of Directors as a Trustee.
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 Ivan;
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!”
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