LOVE TABERNACLE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Welcome to Love Tabernacle
Love Tabernacle Ministries International's (LTMI) vision is to "fashion vessels of honor to carry His Glory". That is:
- Each one of us is a tabernacle (i.e., dwelling place) (2 Cor 5:1-4, 2 Pt 1:13-14) or vessel (Acts 9:15)
- That must purify ourselves from sin unto honor (1 Thes 4:4, 2 Tim 2:20-21)
- So that we may carry His Glory (manifested presence and power)
1 Cor 3:16
His Presence is Love, and all else flows from there. As we learn
to receive His Love and to allow His Love to flow thru us, to be moved
by compassion, the Love of God in motion, that is, faith which works by
Love (Gal 5:6), His power shall manifest in and thru our lives to us
and to others. Then we shall be Love tabernacles, carry His Glory
in the earth.
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God,
and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy,
which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
2 Cor 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be
strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may
dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in
love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness
We endeavor to help you achieve spiritual stability, to provide a place
for your spiritual growth and development, and to help you discover
your purpose and calling in the body of Christ. We endeavor to:
endeavor to accomplish this thru local church worship services, bible
studies, Bible Schools (including Foundation Class, School of the
Spirit, School of Prayer, School of the Believer, School of Evangelism,
and the School of Ministry), prayer groups, and other auxiliaries and
activities as the Lord Jesus Christ leads.
- Minister to the brokenhearted to bring the healing and deliverance of the Lord,
- Teach you the Love of God, that God is Love, it is His very nature,
- Teach you the Word of God, the precepts and principles of God so that you may be people of Love,
- Teach and equip you to be able to flow with the Holy Spirit and in the gifts,
- Equip you (the Body of Christ) to do the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11-16),
- Activating you (the Body of Christ) and releasing you into your ministry and calling (1 Tim 4:14, 1 Cor 12:7),
- Raise up ministries, such as helps, evangelism, intercession and deliverance,
- Train and form fivefold ministers and raise up Bible training centers in the field (around the world), and
- Minister to ministers to bring refreshing, activation, and into a higher level of ministry.
Our vision includes international works such as raising up bible
schools, mission activities, orphanages, printed material, and working
with the local overseas churches in ways that facilitate them
accomplishing their callings.
Church Authority and Government
Of course, all authority comes from God the Father thru Jesus.
God's authority in the church operates as a paternal structure, which
is a "father" rule structure. That is,
In your own life, being part of the Church, which is the Body of
Christ, you are subject to the authority of your Heavenly Father,
Jehovah, thru your eldest brother Jesus (Jehoshua (Joshua),
Yeshua) (the firstborn among many brethren (Rom 8:29)), thru the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Our ministry staff consist of:
note that among Elohim (the Godhead or Trinity) that all 3 are equal
(Phil 2:6), but that there is an order (Matt 28:19) so that there would
be order and productivity, instead of confusion (1 Cor 14:33, Jam
3:16). God the Father as delegated the authority to Jesus (Matt
28:18, 1 Cor 15:28).
In your family or household, while you are a spirit creature living in
a body and there is neither male or female in the spirit (Gal 3:28),
God chose you to walk in an "office" or "responsibility" as either male
or female, and in the family as either husband or wife, father or
mother. So your office does not make you greater or lesser in
spiritual essence, only in level of responsibility of which you will
have to give an account of to the Father (Rom 14:12).
in your household, the authority structure is paternal. The
husband / father exercises authority and is symbolic of Christ and the
church (Eph 5:23-32). There still is an order for productivity
and protection (two parts of the covenant). He can delegate
authority as in (1) when he is not home the mother rules, or (2) as to
the eldest son (e.g., Joseph's coat of many colors).
In the church, which is the household of God the Father (Gal 6:10, Eph
2:19), the authority structure is paternal from the Father, delegated
thru Jesus, lead by the Holy Spirit, thru the fivefold ministry (Eph
2:20, 3:5, 4:11-12) of apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors, and
teachers, which are the elders or presbyters of the church (1 Pt 5:1-5,
1 Tim 5:1, 5:17, Heb 13:17) (e.g., Peter - 1 Pet 5:1, John - 2 John 1,
3 John 1).
fivefold government is also called an ecclesiastical government.
This structure is a theocracy, not a democracy. That is, a
theocracy is a body governed by God, with the Jehovah Father's will
being manifested in the operations; thru the Lordship of Jesus Christ
as administered by the fivefold ministry; and communicated and directed
by the Holy Spirit thru the gifts of the Spirit.
1 Cor 12:4-6
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1 Cor 12:28
has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third
teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps,
administrations, various kinds of tongues. (NASU)
Vernon Williams apostle, pastor, and teacher
Uzoma Williams apostle, (co-pastor), prophet
The Gifts of the Spirit
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit within the corporate body as is outlined in:
1 Cor 12:7-10
also believe that all members of the body should be empowered and free
to move in the gifts of the Spirit. However, all things should be
done decently and in order that the corporate body may be mutually
edified (1 Cor 14:39-40).
to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common
good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to
another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another
faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one
Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another
prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another
various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of
Opportunities to serve and fellowship with other believers
The Lord has called the fivefold to equip the saints for the work of the ministry:
of Helps - opportunities to serve the Lord with your gifts, talents and
abilities. Thru the ministry of helps, you can give your time,
energy and talents freely to the work of the ministry. We believe that
everyone in the body has a specific purpose and task assigned by the
Lord. You may not be called to a fivefold ministry, but everyone has
the ability to serve in the ministry of helps. Helps can be
thought of as Having Enough Loving People Serving.
He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as
evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the
saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of
These opportunities include:
has given us all motivational gifts, that as we work them, we find
fulfillment that motives us to be an active part of the church.
We will study these gifts and help you find your place of fulfillment
Prayer and intercessory ministry
Praise team ministry
Sound and equipment ministry
Children's Church ministry
Facility - (1) presentation ministry and (2) maintenance ministry
Church office ministry
Publications ministry (books and Internet)
Translation ministry (audio and video)
I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to
think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of
faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members
have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in
Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts
differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy,
let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let
us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he
that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with
simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with
What is available to help you grow
evenings at 7:00)
mornings at 10:30)
Sunday Worship Service
(Sunday mornings at 11:00)
Midweek Bible Study
(Wednesday evenings at 7:00)
Men's Bible Study
other Saturday morning at 8:00
Women's Bible Study
Every other Tuesday
evening at 7:00
other Saturday evening at 5:00
Encounter Weekend Retreats
Personal prayer, counseling and mentorship (see pastor)
After completion of Foundation Class, you may enroll in a Ministry of Helps and/or a Bible School.
If you have a calling from the Lord Jesus Christ into the fivefold ministry, you may apply to the School of Ministry.