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 of this marriage union were born four children: Michelle, David Jr., Diane and Monica.


As a child, Bishop 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.  Bishop Hadley desired a closer walk with the Lord, and he wanted more of God.  On March 20, 1982 (his 27


 birthday), Bishop 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.

Bishop 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 minister at Glory Tabernacle in June of 1995.  Having showed himself “faithful over a few things”, in July of 1997, he was elevated to the position of Ruling Elder.  He and his wife became the leaders of the counseling department for married couples.

Bishop Hadley loves serving God.  Because of his faithfulness and willingness to be taught, Bishop Hall was able to pour a wealth of knowledge into Bishop Hadley and named him his successor.  Because of his thirst for wisdom and knowledge, Bishop 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 became officially installed as the Bishop of Glory Tabernacle on September 21, 2003.


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 and instituted Ministerial Training Classes to equip ministry leaders to meet the ministerial needs of the church.
  • Glory Tabernacle Music Ministry completed its second recording in memory of Bishop Dr. Arvin J. Hall, Sr.  The music ministry is planning a third recording this year.
  • The Substance Abuse & Victorious Living Ministry grew from monthly meetings to weekly meetings (services) with a positive affect on the community and has been renamed the Frank T. Cupe Victorious Living Ministry.
  • The Youth Ministry has collaborated with the Men and Women’s ministries to implement mentoring programs; for the boys Armorbearers (Anointed and Redeemed Men of Righteousness) and for the girls, GEMS (Glorified and Exalted for the Masters Service).  The culmination of the mentoring programs is the Glory Tabernacle Cotillion which introduces the Armorbearers and GEMS to the church and community
  • Children’s Mini Retreat was started for children 7-11 years old.
  • The Glory Tabernacle church mortgage was paid off and burned!
  • The Main Sanctuary was redesigned and was redecorated in a week!
  • Three new buses and a 15-passenger van were purchased with plans to purchase more.
  • A Projection System including three cameras was purchased and installed.
  • Billboard advertising posted on Route 49.


And the best is yet to come!  Keep watching!


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 at any cost.  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!