Glad tidings tabernacle

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Glad Tidings Tabernacle has served New York City since 1907 with a focus on different cultures and diversity.

Glad Tidings Tabernacle
Motto Show Love. Speak Truth. Transform Life.
Formation 1907
Type Non Profit Organization
Purpose Glad Tidings is a local church with a global vision
Headquarters New York City
Region served United States, South America, Central America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe


On May 5, 1907 Sister Marie Burgess moved from Zion, Illinois,to New York City and founded the church in a building on 41st Street. The mission was aimed at those who were homeless, hungry and outcast. Robert Brown, a young policeman and Methodist lay minister, began to collaborate with Sister Marie Burgess. Together, the two moved to a new location on 42nd Street a few months later. It was named Glad Tidings Hall. They married in 1909.

Both the local church and the worldwide mission work began to grow. Robert and Marie Brown co-pastored the church with a burden to share the good news, train and equip missionaries and touch the nations with the love of Jesus.

In 1914, the Browns helped formulate the Assemblies of God, a voluntary cooperative fellowship of like-minded believers.

In 1998, Rev Carl Keyes and Rev Donna Keyes received the mantle of leadership from Pastor Stanley Berg, who served faithfully at Glad Tidings for 53 years, until April of 2014.


Today, Glad Tidings meets at the Harlem Sanctuary. The church is located at 2207 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. between 130th Street and 131st Street in New York City. Church services are held on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Website

Coordinates: 40°49′38″N 73°56′06″W / 40.82723°N 73.93496°W / 40.82723; -73.93496