The Lord's Tabernacle Fellowship Ministries






Our History

There are two main reasons why people organize their individual efforts into group efforts. One reason is to better dominate their particular field of endeavor through increased numbers, finances, and exposure. The other reason is for mutual edification and the strengthening of individuals through interaction within an organized group. It is this second reason why the Tabernacle Fellowship Ministries (TFM) was formed.


Conceived in the heart of God and manifested in the minds of Bishop Philemon Turner, Sr., our General overseer, and Bishop Jimmie Clark, Sr., our Northern Overseer, the first Tabernacle Fellowship Ministries convention was held in Memphis, TN in July 1989. Our aim in coming together was to provide delegates with opportunities for spiritual renewal through prayer, worship, bible study, seminars, fellowship, and recreation. For the pastors and churches represented, the convention served as a time for fresh inspiration and motivation to commit ourselves to doing the work assigned to the church in this generation.


Our theme for that inaugural convention was “We Dare Not Fail God”.  Elder Jimmie Clark, Jr. admonished all members of the Fellowship and all interested well-wishers throughout the body of Christ to pray. Pray, that if the Lord causes us to grow large that we boast not in our bigness, but in the greatness of our God. Pray, that if He causes our finances to increase that we boast not in our wealth, but in the sufficiency of Christ. Pray, that should He cause us to be known far and wide, that we boast not in our fame, but in the Glory of the King of Kings. Although they were inspired twenty years ago in the heart of Elder Jimmie Clark, Jr. - these words still guide us today.


What We Believe

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God (Hebrew 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1Thessalonians 2:13).
  2. We believe that there is one GOD, eternally existent in three persons: GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).
  3. We believe man is a sinful being in need of redemption (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Ecclesiastes 7:29; Psalm 51:5; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14)
  4. We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is able to live a holy life (1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 John 2:29; Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12-13).
  5. We believe that the baptism in the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4 and Joel 2:28, is given to believers who ask for it.
  6. We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and Son of Man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement, making it available to all who exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; John 3:16; 1Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
  7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved to everlasting life and the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Acts 24:15; Matthew 24:31-46; Revelation 22:11).

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Our Leaders

Bishop Philemon Turner, Sr.

Presiding Bishop

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Bishop Jimmie Clark, Sr.

Northern Overseer

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Bishop Kevin Wise, Sr.


Bishop Jimmie Clark, Jr.

Convention Coordinator

Bishop Robert Covington

Elder Clarence Shields

Ordination Board Chairman

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