Meet the Leadership Team

Our Associate Pastor - Reverend Marilyn R. Gerald

Rev. Marilyn was born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania and now resides in Claymont, Delaware.   She is an active member of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and currently serves at Associate Pastor at Russell Tabernacle C.M.E. Church in Philadelphia, Pa. appointed in August 2015.   Rev. Gerald served as Associate Pastor at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church, in Darby Twp, Pa. from 2007 until 2015.   She serves as the Philadelphia District Registar, and member of the District Joint Board of Finance. 


In July 2005 God gave Rev. Marilyn a vision to begin a ministry to help women seek him in a different way regardless of where they are in life.  November 2005 she was able to give birth to Wisdom Builds Her House Women’s Ministry as founder and director.    Rev.  Gerald attended and received a degree in biblical studies at Jamison School of Ministries.  She also studied at Oasis Ministries where she became a certified Spiritual Director through the Spiritual Direction and Deepening Year Programs for three years.  Rev. Gerald is currently enrolled at University of Phoenix majoring in Business Administration.


Her favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33

Our Ministerial Staff

Minister Miranda King-Lane

Exhorter Yvonne McGill

Ministry Leaders

Sis. Diane Chapple - Chair, Steward Board/Treasurer

Sis. LaQuita Washington - Chair, Stewardess Board

Bro. Chaz McGill - Chair, Trustee Board

Exhorter Yvonne McGill - Sunday School Superintendant/Missionary President

Sis. Denise Patterson - Junior Ushers Ministry

Min. Miranda King-Lane - Outreach Ministry

Our Connectional Leadership


Russell Tabernacle is a member church of the Philadelphia District, New York-Washington Region

and Seventh Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Reverend Dr. Julius C. Clay- Presiding Elder, Philadelphia District

Bishop James B. Walker - Presiding Prelate, Seventh Episcopal District
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