Tabernacle of the Congregation Ministries (TOTC) was called into existence by the will of God, established on the teachings of Jesus Christ, and commissioned to preach the gospel to all creation. At TOTC, we place a strong emphasis on evangelism and outreach – our goal is to knock on every door in the historic St. Johns and New Columbia Villa community and invite each individual and family to worship with us. At TOTC, we are passionate and committed to spreading the Gospel message of the Kingdom – the announcement, the birth, the life, the ministry, the crucifixion, the death, the burial, the resurrection, the ascension, and the second coming of Jesus Christ. We believe the Cross represents our salvation, the place upon which Jesus was nailed, beaten unmercifully, and shed His blood to bring redemption to mankind. It represents our freedom from eternal damnation, healing, and deliverance; the preaching of the Cross is the power of God to us who believe.
We believe that evangelism is the heartbeat of God, and the church has been commissioned to go into the highways and hedges to seek and save the lost and compel people to come into the house of the Lord that it may be filled. The Holy Spirit empowers us to become witnesses (martyrs) to the world; if our Gospel is hidden, it is hidden to those that are lost. We earnestly believe that we are required to let our light (the God in us) shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify God in heaven. We believe that if we preach the Gospel, we must also live the Gospel; we are living epistles, ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.
Tabernacle of the Congregation Ministries places a great accent on preaching sound doctrine with excitement and enthusiasm. We believe that the Word of God must be presented in a contextual manner with the flexibility to follow the leading of the Spirit of God to ensure that the needs of individuals are ministered to accordingly. The Word of the Lord must be preached in season and out of season; the Gospel must be preached in demonstration and power of the Holy Spirit, not with enticing words of man’s wisdom. At TOTC, we preach Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected from the dead. We believe that there is a Word from the Lord, when preached in power, that will destroy every yoke, remove every burden, bring deliverance to the captives, heal the broken heart, and open the prison to those that are bound.
All members at TOTC have made a strong commitment and dedication to pray and study for one (1) hour every day. We also have prayer every Sunday at 9:10 am.
We pray for the Tabernacle Ministry & Church Family, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice-President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr, Oregon State Governor Kate Brown, The Oregon State Legislature, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler & City Commissioners, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury & County Commissioners, government officials at all levels, and the St. Johns Community.
We hope you will browse each page of the website and learn more about the Tabernacle of the Congregation Ministries; the history, the vision, the commission, the purpose, and the mandate. We also desire that you take the time to learn about the TOTC ministries of reformation, both internal and external, our Liturgy (Order of Service), and we invite you to click on the link to meet Dr. Carlos Jermaine Richard and Evangelist Sharlene L. Richard. If there is more that you desire to learn about Tabernacle of the Congregation Ministries, visit the Learn About TOTC pages or Connect with Us page, complete the contact form. We will connect with you and provide additional information. Thanks for taking the opportunity to learn about the Tabernacle of the Congregation Ministries.