For All People. This historic building was erected in the 1920's and was located in the heart of Jamaica, NY. It
was here where God began to overwhelmingly prove Himself once again, and on Sunday, October 16, 1977, The
Tabernacle of Prayer For All People moved into their newly renovated building.
As the years progressed, Apostle Johnnie Washington expanded his ministry through radio programs around the
country and abroad. In the early eighties Apostle Washington could now be viewed nationally on the newly
formed cable TV. Many churches and pastors joined forces with this powerful man of God as his New York
Church became one of the largest Pentecostal churches that met on a Sunday morning in the greater NY area.
On April 22, 1986, Apostle Johnnie Washington closed his eyes and went home to be with the Lord at the age of
56. Over the span of his short life, many souls were born into the Kingdom of God, and many have now become
pastors and teachers of the Word. He taught his spiritual children how to know God for themselves and placed
within them a strong foundation of holiness and love. And today, a part of his vision still lives in all of us!
Today, the Tabernacle of Prayer is still very much active and is pastored by God's servant, Bishop Ronny Davis.
|"A young man, highly anointed of God to preach faith and
deliverance before the second coming of Christ"
|Apostle Johnnie Lee Washington was born on March 3, 1929 in a small, mostly black town Rufus
and Ida Belle Washington' eight children.As an adult, Washington moved to New Orleans, and
eventually made his way to New York City where he found himself singing and traveling with a
gospel group. It was not until he fully surrendered his life to the Lord that God saved and
delivered him. He settled in a church in Brooklyn under the guidance of Bishop Garner. He
felt the calling of God and preached his first sermon at St. Mary Church of Christ in Brooklyn
NY. After much prayer and seeking the Lord, he felt that God was calling him to a much higher
calling, and in 1968 he opened his first church in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. This facility
would soon become too small as the church grew rapidly. They were forced to find a larger
dwelling for the newly-formed Tabernacle of Prayer For all People congregation.
In 1976, Apostle Washington started a tent ministry on the corner of Eastern Parkway and
Hopkinson Avenue in Brooklyn. Each year, new converts were saved and
many joined the church then located at 503 Glenmore Avenue. Apostle Washington knew that
they had to find another facility to accommodate all the souls that God was sending under his care.
|"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath
anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he
hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to
preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of
sight to the blind, to set at liberty
St. Luke 4:18-19
|History In The Making
|About Apostle J.L. Washington