On April 21, Lillian Ruth Harris was born to Charlie and Ada Gray Harris, in Pitt County, North Carolina. She is the oldest of nine children and was educated in the Pitt County public school system. While attending her grandfather’s church in Farmville, N.C.; Mother Moye grew to know and love God at an early age.
In 1963, Mother Moye was united in holy matrimony to Willie Jasper Moye, Sr. and relocated to Stamford, CT. To this union, eight beautiful children were born; Jennifer, Willie Jr., Stephanie, Sharon, Kimberly, Stephen, Chavon and Esther (deceased). Her family was extended with seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mother Moye held various positions in retail; but her most important job was caring for her children.
Mother Moye gave her life to Christ in 1966 under the leadership of Pastor Bobby Davis at Miracle Faith Church. In 1970 she joined Little Zion Church of God in Christ, where Bishop I.L. Jefferson served as pastor. She later joined Bibleway Church of God in Christin 1971, where the late Elder William R. McCloud served as pastor. While attending Bibleway COGIC she taught Sunday School, YPWW, and served as a Sunday School Superintendant. Mother Moye also served as a Prayer Warrior at street services in Stamford. Under Pastor McCloud’s leadership, Mother Moye embraced God’s word, grew in the Lord, and zealously desired to win souls for Christ. She answered the call to teach and reach, and was soon appointed by Jurisdictional Supervisor, Mother Esther Gorham to serve as a Missionary in the Church of God in Christ.
Mother Moye’s mission was to serve the Lord, leadership, the church, and others. She was responsible for organizing the Pastor Aid Committee and Pastor Anniversaries at Bibleway COGIC. She also assisted with raising finances for the church by organizing bake sales and dinner sales. Mother Moye is renowned for her extraordinary baking skills and her delectable soul food. She also cleaned and cooked for people in need, and visited the sick.
In 1984, Mother Moye moved to Bridgeport, CT. and was led by the Spirit to join Holy Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in 1985, where the late Bishop Ivory Willis Holden served as pastor. She continued to diligently serve in many capacities at Holy Tabernacleand in the Jurisdiction of Vermont. In addition to the many positions she currently holds, Mother Moye serves as the First Lady of Holy Tabernacle COGIC, the District Missionary of the Living Water District, and the Assistant State Supervisor of the Jurisdiction of Vermont, where she was appointed by General Supervisor, MotherWillie Mae Rivers. Mother Moye has served under the leadership of the late Bishop Jefferson, the late Bishop Charles Brewer Sr.,Bishop Charles Brewer Jr., the late Bishop Ivory W. Holden and currently, Bishop Loran E. Mann.
In addition to serving the church, Mother Moye continues to serve local and foreign communities. Mother Moye has truly exemplified the true meaning of Christianity; at home, at church, and through teaching the gospel. Mother Moye, a woman of courage and faith lives a life that speaks for her; a life that is well pleasing unto God.
COVID-19 Church Plan:
as of March 28, 2021
Please be advised that Sunday Service has resumed at 12 Noon onsite and on ZOOM. ALL Bible Studies and Meetings will continue to be held on ZOOM only until further notice.
The COVID-19 and CDC gathering protocols and restrictions will continue to rbe observed and followed for services and public gatherings on site.
As we look for ways to stay connected as a church family. Please join us at our onsite Sunday Services and via our ZOOM/Conference Services, Bible Studies and Sharing events-Please see the information and times below:
Sunday: on ZOOM
12 PM EST – Sunaday Service
6:30 PM EST – YPWW
Wednesday: om ZOOM
· NOON EST- Noon Day Prayer
Friday: on ZOOM
· 7 PM EST- Prayer and BibleBand
8 PM EST - Missions Bible Study
Saturday: on ZOOM
· 7 PM EST - Sunday School
Join in on any of the above Bible study groups and Prayer via online from your laptop, tablet, or cellphone. Please select the following link:
(US) (646) 558 8656
Access code: 2545973230##
We will provide more information and updates as it becomes available. It’s important that we remain vigilant and continuously hold each other up in prayer.
In closing, we ask for your continued loyal support as we go through this period as a Church.
Please continue giving your tithes and offering using one of the following methods:
· 1) For PayPal, click the link:
Tabernacle PayPal link
· 2) Use CashApp - ID $HolyTab2271
(Please ensure 2271 is at the end)
3) Use Zelle - ID
· 4) Send/Mail check or money order
to the church address:
2271 North Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 0660
(please do not mail cash)
· 5) Drop off in church’s locked mailbox
outside the side service entrance
door (No cash please)
· 6) Slide under the Pastor’s office door
· 7) Tithe box, if the Finance Room
door is opened
· 8) Person to Person from your local
bank if available firstname.lastname@example.org
· 9) To pay by phone (debit card) -
contact Bro. Johnny Johnson at
We will continue to provide updates! God bless you.
Holy Tabernacle COGIC
2271 North Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 1. 203. 367.8518
Upcoming Services and Events: