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A Historical Synopsis of Christ Tabernacle Church of God In Christ :

On June 30, 1968, Clyde D. Brown, Jr. sought permission to establish a pilot mission in a section of Augusta County known as the “Upper Grove.” Permission was granted by the presiding pastor at that time, Elder Charles H. Brown of Charlottesville, Virginia. On July 7, 1968, Mother Mary Jones graciously opened her home to the saints and allowed us to make her house a house for God.

On August 12, 1968, the late Bishop David C. Love officially established and incepted Christ Tabernacle Church of God In Christ, Virginia First Jurisdiction. This service was witnessed by some 200 people. Bishop Love installed the General Officer: C. Daniel Brown – Pastor and Presiding Officer; Rosetta Payne – Recording Secretary and Mildred Washington – Church Treasurer.

In June 1969, Brown was drafted into the military service of the U.S. Army, leaving the small band of followers in the hands of District Superintendent Henry C. Darcus of Staunton, Virginia and Elder Booker T. Howard of Lexington, Virginia.

The year of 1970 found the young congregation building a house for God on land donated by Mother Mary Jones.

In 1974, the congregation purchased the grounds and building at 654 North Bath Avenue, Waynesboro, Virginia.

It soon became evident that the Bath Avenue property would need extensive renovation to provide God an adequate house of worship. The renovation of the building would have cost in excess of $300,000.00. Minister James Lundy, the chairman of the Building Committee, presented to the congregation, information that a church was available for sale. The Executives and Building Committees along with the Trustee Board were sent to inspect the property and returned with favorable news, encouraging the congregation to purchase. In 1999, the church purchased a building at the location we currently call home: 1312 C
Street, Waynesboro, Virginia. We rejoice today in the manifold faithfulness of God toward us, enhancing our edifice and growing as a family in Christ.

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