Our Pastor

David Adam Hadley, Sr

Senior Pastor

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:

  • God’s Vision and the legacy of Bishop Hall continue to give glory to God.
  • Redesigned the church leadership to meet the ministerial needs of the church
  • The Glory Tabernacle Music Ministry completed its second recording in memory of Bishop Dr. Arvin J. Hall, Sr., entitled “The Sounds of Glory Tabernacle.”A third recording was completed entitled “The Sound” under the direction of Franklin “Bubby” Fann now Pastor Franklin Fann of The Givers Place who is the spiritual son of Bishop Hadley.
  • The Substance Abuse & Victorious Living Ministry grew from monthly meetings to weekly meetings (services) with a positive effect on the community and was renamed the Frank T. Cupe Victorious Living Ministry.
  • The Youth Ministry collaborated with the Men and Women’s ministries to implement mentoring programs; for the Boys & Girls Club.
  • The Youth Ministry collaborated with the Men and Women’s ministries to implement mentoring programs; for the Boys & Girls Club.
  • The Glory Tabernacle church mortgage was paid off and burned!
  • The Glory Tabernacle Family Life Center mortgage was paid off and burned!
  • The Main Sanctuary was redesigned and redecorated.
  • Three new buses and two vans were purchased.
  • A Projection System including three cameras was purchased as well as a new sound system were installed.
  • Billboard advertising posted on Route 49.

And the best is yet to come!  Keep watching!  The Glory Tabernacle Empowerment Center is coming!!!

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!

Darlene Geronda Hadley

First Lady

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 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; 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 and great-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!”

Glory Tabernacle
1018 Buckshutem Rd. | Bridgeton, NJ 08302