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Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Installs Tate as Pastor
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 7, 2018

Pastor Johnteris and Lady Crystal Tate (courtesy photo)

Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles will install the Rev. Johnteris Tate as senior pastor on Sunday, February 11, in the edifice located at 4269 South Figueroa St., in Los Angeles.

The featured speakers for the 9:15 a.m. service will be the Rev. Dr. Willie Jamison, Jr. of Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee and the Rev. Dr. Roney Strong, Sr., pastor of the New Independence Missionary Baptist Church in Coldwater, Mississippi.

     Rev. Dr. Willie Jamison, Jr. (courtesy photo)

     Rev. Dr. Roney Strong, Sr. (courtesy photo)

The installation week will begin with a one-night Installation Revival on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr., senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, will preach.

       Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. (

On Saturday, February 10, at 11:30 a.m., an Installation Fellowship Luncheon will be held at the Proud Bird Event Center, 11022 Aviation Blvd., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. R. A. Williams, senior pastor of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker.

Tate, age 24, was elected as senior pastor of Mount Moriah in August 2017 following the 42-year tenure and official retirement of the Rev. Dr. Melvin V. Wade, Sr. Previously, Tate was the spiritual leader of First Thessalonians Baptist Church in Memphis, TN.

Actively involved in denominational work, Tate is recognized as one of the youngest evangelist that is sought after around the nation. He is married to the former Crystal Smith of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

“This will be an historic event in the life of Mount Moriah. Rev. Tate will be the third senior pastor in the church’s 72-year history. Mount Moriah Baptist Church was organized by the late Dr. Earl A. Pleasant in 1946; and has been an anchor on the Figueroa Street corridor for more than 60 years,” said Quaford Coleman, church spokesperson.

“Many outstanding and distinguished Pastors from around the nation, denominational, political leaders and special guests, will participate in the formal service on Sunday, February 11, at 5 p.m. A warm welcome is extended to the church community and the community at-large to attend all of the Installation Celebration activities,” he added.

For information, call the Mount Moriah church office at (323) 846-1950.

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