Elder (Bishop) Wondell Johnson under divine direction founded the Grace Tabernacle Pentecostal Fellowship Church, along with his wife, Evangelist (Pastor) Gloria Johnson. In 1977, a small mission was open at 208 Madison Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. Bishop Wondell Johnson was installed as the Pastor of the Church.
The church grew and it was necessary to move to a larger facility. In 1978, the church moved to 805 Arctic Avenue, in Atlantic City. The church began a Building Fund Project to build a new church. The lord directed our Bishop Wondell Johnson to our present location, 224 Shadeland Avenue, Pleasantville, NJ. On May 15, 1979, the church was purchased. Dedication services followed. In 1988, we were blessed to pay off our existing edifice.
Bishop Johnson prayed and God directed him to the property located on Park Avenue and Doughty Road, Pleasantville, NJ. The property was purchased, which consist of two acres. In July 1991 the first tent, service was held on the site. Bishop being led by the Holy Spirit invited various preachers and churches. Souls were blessed and saved through this vision. The tent services continue annually. A tent was purchased in 2001. We are planning to erect Grace Community Family Life Center on this site. Bishop was led by the Lord to purchase the property located at 300 Shadeland Avenue, It houses an office for the Bishop a food pantry and space for multi-purpose use. Purchasing this property also allowed us to expand our parking lot.
In an effort to reach out to more souls, the Grace Tabernacle Outreach Ministry Broadcast was established on 1490AM WUSS the Theme: TO WIN THE LOST AT ANY COST was our adage. The outreach Ministry has consisted of Broadcasting on Radio Station WINN in Salem, NJ and most recently 88.7FM WEHA. Outreach services are held monthly at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and a monthly Prison Ministry to reach those with little or no hope. A Community bible class for youth, women and men is held weekly focusing on issues facing our daily lives. Many souls have been saved and delivered trough this powerful ministry. Our church theme: "GROW IN GRACE" is a vision of the Bishop.
Grace Tabernacle Ministries, Inc. derived from the Grace Tabernacle Pentecostal Fellowship Church. Bishop is Presiding Prelate of both entities. He oversees churches throughout the United States & Haiti.
Grace Tabernacle Ministries, Inc and Bishop Wondell Johnson Ministries, Inc. have caused our media ministry to expand to live video broadcasting of our services and Bishop and Pastor's preaching appointments. The media ministry also aid in the worship experience by providing quality audio and visual presentations that enhance the worship experience.
We are growing in grace and carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our visually driven, ever-changing world through the use of technology and media.
To God Be The Glory For The Things He Has Done!