Pioneers, referred to as the “Twins”, Leatha and Reatha were commissioned by the Founder of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Bishop Charles Harrison (CH) Mason and the first International General Supervisor of Women, Mother Lillian B. Coffee. The twins traveled extensively throughout the United States.
Leatha Chapman Tucker
October 11, 1900 – December 10, 1976
Evangelist, leader and organizer of the Women’s Department under the leadership of her brothers, including Bishop Ernest Frederick Morris. Her brothers were pastors, leaders and founders of churches in the Pentecostal Movement. Evangelized with twin sister in the Church of God in Christ.
Dr. Reatha D. Herndon
October 11, 1900 – March 31, 2005
State Supervisor of Southern California under the leadership of Bishop Louie M. Driver.
First General Elect Lady and CO-Founder of the Church of God in Christ International Department of Evangelism along with Bishop Lucius (LC) Paige.
Co-Founder of the Crouche Temple 9am Prayer Hour along with Bishop Samuel L. Crouche, Prelate of Southern California First Jurisdiction.
Organizer of the first Church of God in Christ International Women’s Convention as appointed by the Second International General Supervisor of Women, Mother Lillian B. Coffee. The Convention took place in Los Angeles, California in 1951.
Dear Mother and Aunt Leatha, I honor you as soul winners and for your suffering, sacrifices and visionary gifts to the ministry.
To Mother (Reatha) you thought more of others than yourself in doing you neglected your own health for the Work of God and the Church, even to the point of blindness and being wheelchair bound. You continued to help others, with housing, food, money, clothing, visiting those imprisoned even at age 104.
You were the essence of Matthew 25:35: When I was hungered, ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me, I was in prison and ye came unto me.
Mother, you left your debt free houses, land and bank accounts to Southern California First Jurisdiction for the sole purpose of establishing a Twin Sister Evangelist Training Center.
In essence, you left all and laid it at the Apostle’s feet. (Acts 4:34-35) Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of land or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold and laid them down at the apostle’s feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Upon being led by the Holy Ghost, in locating your grave site it was found to be unmarked, without identification or a name. I knew you were a widow with deceased children, my heart was more than moved. Several letters were sent notifying others of this situation without avail. Subsequently with my own my retirement pension, I personally paid for yours and Aunt Leatha grave headstone with proper identification and legacies inscribed thereon.
Mother (Reatha) I yet miss you and my heart aches but you will have your Twin Sister Evangelist Training Center.
With much love, your daughter Missionary Evangelist Glenna D. Wilson, R.N.