On August 22, 1944, Elder Willie Jasper Moye Sr. was born to Jasper Lee and the late Ida Bell Moye in Greene County, North Carolina. Elder Moye is the third oldest of their eleven children. Elder Moye was educated in the Pitt County Public School system. While raised in the North Carolina, Elder Moye grew to know hard work, love of family and love of God.
Robinson Union High is where he met, in his eyes, the most beautiful girl in the world; the love of his life, Lillian Ruth Harris Moye. They would soon marry on August 16, 1963 and relocate to Stamford, CT. To this union, eight beautiful children were born; Jennifer, Willie Jr., Stephanie, Sharon, Kimberly, Stephen, Chavon and Esther (deceased). His family was extended with fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Elder Moye is a family man and a hard worker; supporting his family was always his priority. Many of his places of employment included over 18 years of service at Bunker Ramo, Stamford; over 4 years of service at Avco, Bridgeport; over 14 years of service with the Town of Stratford, until his retirement in 2009; and presently at Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority for more than 17 years.
Elder Moye accepted the Lord as his personal Savior in 1971 under the leadership of the late Pastor William R. McCloud, Bibleway COGIC, Stamford, CT. Under the tutelage of the late Elder McCloud, Elder Moye embraced the word of God, learned more of His word, and grew in the Lord. In 1982, he accepted the call to the ministry and received his Elder’s license. In 1984 he attended Manhattan Bible Institute and became a certified Evangelist. Elder Moye served faithfully at Bibleway COGIC, from 1971-1985.
In 1985, the Lord led Elder Moye and his family to join Holy Tabernacle COGIC. Under the leadership and guidance of his Pastor, the late Bishop Ivory W. Holden, he has faithfully served the people of God at Holy Tabernacle COGIC for twenty-seven years. In view of his faithfulness, the late Bishop Holden appointed him Assistant Pastor of Holy Tabernacle in 2003. Upon the passing of the late Bishop Holden in 2011; Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake and the General Board of Bishops, appointed Elder Moye as the Interim Pastor of Holy Tabernacle COGIC in May 2011. On January 15, 2012; Bishop Loran E. Mann, Prelate of the Vermont Jurisdiction, appointed Elder Moye as the Pastor of Holy Tabernacle COGIC.
While faithfully serving for more than forty years in the grand ole Church of God in Christ, Elder Moye has held many positions. Many of his positions included serving as the treasurer at Holy Tabernacle for 23 years and currently serving; for 17 years, as the Chairman of Finance for the Jurisdiction of Vermont.
From the pulpit to the community Elder Moye takes his ministry seriously and is always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. Elder Moye has truly exemplified the true meaning of Christianity; at home, at work, and through teaching and preaching the gospel. Truly Elder Moye’s life speaks for him; a life that is well pleasing unto God.
COVID-19 Church Plan:
as of March 28, 2021
Please be advised that Sunday Service will resume 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 be 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 – Sunday Service
6:30 PM EST – YPWW
Wednesday: om ZOOM
· NOON EST- Noon Day Prayer
Friday: on ZOOM
· 7 PM EST- Prayer and Bible Band
8 PM EST - Missions Bible Study
Saturday: on ZOOM
· 7 PM EST - Sunday School
Join in on any of the above Bible study and Prayer groups 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: