Church History


After starting a mission in Lawrenceville, Georgia and pastoring three years in Fort Valley, Georgia Elder Willis Paden returned to Atlanta with his family to begin a ministry in the Scott’s Crossing Community on July 5th 1960.  Elder Paden put up a tent on the corner of Hollywood and Main Street. The Lord was certainly in the plan because a house was offered for services where members began to pour in through the teaching and preaching of this great man of God. With his precious wife, Mother Geneva Paden, by his side, this man of God built the Lord a church on the property of the house at 991 Hollywood Road, in Atlanta.

In August 1982, the church moved from 991 Hollywood Road to 380 Boulevard, SE where they worshipped for eight years and the church name was changed from Scotts Crossing to Tabernacle of Faith COGIC.  Tabernacle of Faith Early Learning Center  and many outreach ministries were established to serve the greater Atlanta Area.  On June 9, 1995, the Lord called our precious “MOTHER” home from labor to reward.  God kept us in his hand by sending one of Bishop’s spiritual sons, Elder Ronald Jackson to help support our Bishop and the ministry.

In November 2000, Bishop Paden retired and in August 2001, Supt. Michael Paden, his son, took over as pastor of the church.  Under Pastor Michael and First Lady Paden’s leadership, the church moved to Douglasville, Georgia and recently relocated to the Lakewood community in Atlanta, Georgia.  Pastor Michael is also founder and pastor of Holy Fellowship COGIC in Snellville and Jurisdictional Bishop of Georgia Metro Jurisdiction.  He and his wife have three beautiful children, Monica, Erica, and Michael Jr., three granddaughters and three grandsons.



Pastor's Thought of the Day


But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33