All Executive Board Meetings are held at
Second Missionary Baptist Church
522 Old Wilmington Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
President ~ Rev. Dr. Maxie Dobson
Among the many highlights in Dr. Dobson’s life, the most important day of his life was Easter Sunday 1978, when God saved him under the ministry of Bishop Charles Sims and Dr. Jane Sims at Calvary Community Church in Columbus, Indiana. After being called to the ministry, Dr. Dobson received a Bachelor Degree in Theology from Indiana Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana. In February 1999, he was called by God to pastor The Tabernacle of Miracles Church (formerly Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Holiness Church) in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Dr. Dobson completed his Master Degree in Theology from Calvary Midwest Bible College and
was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. In July 2006, Dr. Dobson was consecrated as a Suffragan Bishop of the North Carolina State Council and appointed as the Chairman of the Council in November 2011. Dr. Dobson was most recently elected as the General Treasurer for the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. in August 2014 under the current Presiding Prelate, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III.
Dr. Dobson is married to one of the most beautiful women on this earth, First Lady Arletha Dobson who worked diligently beside him over the years. God blessed this union with two children, Priscilla and Maxie III and one grandchild, Samone Michelle. On the third Sunday of August 2002, God sent The Tabernacle a powerful message through Dr. Dobson. If you ask Dr. Dobson or any member of the congregation what the word is for the church today, they will simply tell you to “Look for Miracles and Expect the Impossible!!!”
Vice President ~ Rev. Sharon Journigan
Pastor Sharon L. Thompson-Journigan is the wife of Hubert J. Journigan and through this union, they have six children and several grandchildren and one great grand. Pastor Journigan was employed by Single Source Real-estate for several years before leaving to pursue spiritual and educational endeavors. Pastor Journigan was called into the ministry November 11, 2001, under the leadership of Dr.Joseph Dunham, Pastor of Hilly Branch Baptist Church. After serving at Hilly Branch for a year as an Associate Minister, God placed her under the mentorship of Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett of Bryant Swamp Baptist Church in Bladenboro, N.C. She served there as the first female Associate Minister. While there, she served as Youth Director of the Columbus County Baptist Union and was ordained by the Lumber River Baptist Association May 30, 2004, under the leadership of Dr. Thurman Bruce Everett. She also has an associate's degree from Cathedral Bible College of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She is currently under the Tutelage of Apostle William T. Ford, of Kingdom Impact Global Ministries.
After much prayer and mediation, Pastor Journigan accepted the assignment from God to start a ministry from the ground up called Integrity Ministries Global Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Pastor Journigan has served as Secretary and Chaplain for the Fayetteville Cumberland County Ministerial Council. Pastor Journigan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Shaw University to better equip her for serving humanity. This woman of God was inducted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society in February 22, 2010, the Phi Alpha Honor Society in March 2010, and received the Bronze Certificate of Merit for High Academic Achievement with a GPA of 3.3 in April 2010. She is a graduate of Campbell University Divinity School where she received her Master’s in Divinity in May of 2017. She also served as the Pastor of Sisters Uplifting Sisters Inc. and organization based out of Atlanta Georgia for several years and is a Peer Support volunteer at UNC Chapel Hill in Alliance with the SOAR Program, which allows survivors to offer assistance to other burn survivors while in recovery. After being burned over half of her body 24 years ago she decided to give back. She offers empathetic assistance in the recovery process by imparting knowledge and love for oneself into the lives of the survivors from all walks of life, through workshops and Evangelism. She does this despite the fact that the Devil sought to take her very own.
Pastor Journigan is honored and elated by the work that God has begun in her and through her life. Pastor Journigan asks that you pray for her and with her as she takes the Gospel from the hedges and highways and proclaims the word of God by compelling men, women, boys, and girls to come, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Beyond all the jobs and titles, the job that takes precedence in her life is her job where she is employed by the Kingdom of God, where her job title is SERVANT!
Chaplain~Elder William L. Neill
William L. Neill is a native of Clarkton, North Carolina. His many attributes and accomplishments qualifies him to lead an organization or be one of the team players. He studied at NC A&T State University with a major in voice performance and minor in Business Marketing. He held several leadership positions and held Five (5) Pastorates in A. M. E. Zion Church for twenty-five years. He currently the pastor of New Covenant Christian Faith Church Ministries, Inc., in .Cumberland, and Bladen county. He is a graduate of the N.C. Rural Center Economic Development Institute, and numerous leadership schools and conferences. He was elected to Who’s Who among young African American Leaders of America in 2000. He studied the Consumer Credit Counseling Course enabling him to help people with Credit and Debt issues. To further his Financial Services ability, he completed three (3) of five Courses of the CFP or Certified Financial Planner designation at NC State University. He is a Soloist, Comic, and Orator of the first magnitude!
He also ran for the NC Senate, 5th Senatorial District encompassing part of Wilson and Pitt Counties in 2003. He has held Community and Civic Leadership roles in each county and city where he served as Pastor, including President of Ministerial Councils, and Educational Tutoring Programs. He served as a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the WCIA Housing Community Development Corporation of Wilson County, as well as Advisory Board member of the Wilson County Youth Enrichment Program. Neill served on the Edgecombe, Halifax, and Wilson County Enterprise Community and Empowerment Zone Clinton-Gore initiative. He has a feature Article in the NC Council of Churches magazine on the effects of a Hurricane that devastated the Wilson community. He has owned several businesses and currently is in Business with Primerica Financial Services and Swiss Gold Global. He is Chief Executive Officer of W. L. Neill Ministries, Inc.
In 2012 he studied for, and passed, the LSAT in preparation for Law School to specialize in Non-Profit Law, Taxation and Credit Law. Pastor Neill holds a BS degree in Church Ministries, and a Master of Arts Degree in Religion, from Liberty University. He is builder of people and ministers, developing their talents and gifts to enhance their God-given abilities to build the Kingdom of God on earth and to foster a well above average quality of life for the people of God. He is an author having published his first book, “Den of Thieves,” in May 2009. His second book, “The Believers Guide to Building Wealth” was released in June of 2016. He is married to Shirley M. Neill. They have three children, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Executive Secretary~ Prophetess Beverly A. Gibson
Beverly A. Gibson was born in Fayetteville, NC December 24, 1964 to Hazel Vasti (Moore) Hailey. After losing her mother at the tender age of 4, she was raised by her Grandmother, the late Marian V. Moore and the help of her Uncle, the late William Lloyd Moore. After graduating from Red Springs High School in June of 1983, she attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC and majored in Business Administration. She attended Airline Travel School and graduated in March 1989 with honors. She also completed Real Estate School in 2006. Beverly is currently enrolled at Liberty University. In August 2017, Beverly earned an Associate of Arts in Religion with Honors.
She have a strong passion for the men and women of God and desire to help them reach their kingdom potential. She re-dedicated her life and accepted the call to the Ministry in June 1998. Under the leadership of Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin, Potter's House Christian Fellowship, Jacksonville, FL, she served in several positions such as, Youth Minister, Usher, Greeter, Teen Minister and Trainer for the New Converts Class. Bishop’s quote was,“she models ministries for the New Millennium.” While residing overseas in Heidelberg, GE from 2001-2004, she served in various positions at Jesus World Outreach Ministry (JWOC). Positions were Youth Minister, Hospitality Ministry, She also served as an Armor Bearer for many special guest and internationally renowned Gospel recording artists at the Annual “Bustin Loose Conferences,” Virtue, Cross Movement and K&K Mime. She's also served at Cumberland Christian Center Church as a Youth Teacher for 2-3 year olds and 6-10 year olds during Wednesday Night Bible Studies and Sunday Morning Service Children’s Church. From 2009-2012, she served as Director/Youth Pastor for Kingdom Connection Christian Center Church in Fayetteville, NC.
She was licensed and ordained an Elder to Minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the leadership of Apostle Melvin Moore and Prophetess Margaret Moore, with Kingdom Connection Christian Center Church in October 2009. She served as Armor Bearer for Prophetess Margaret Moore, Intercessory Prayer Team, and Director/Youth Pastor. In 2012, she partnered with “Equipping the Five-Fold” Ministry, under the leadership of Apostle Elaine Murray to minister to the Un-churched and to train and assist church leaders to develop curriculum, and help to guide them to walk in the power and authority of Jesus Christ.
Prophetess Gibson is anointed with the gift of Government, Administration and Exhortation, and have a genuine love for God’s people. As a Minister of the Gospel, she teaches and equip leaders to build a strong foundation for their ministry and to walk in their Kingdom Authority. She also travels to minister and delight in seeing God’s people get their relationships back in good standings with the Father. Most importantly, she look forward to the signs, miracles and wonders to follow.
Treasurer ~ Rev. Yvonne Hodges
Pastor Yvonne Hodges was born and reared in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She received her formal education through the Cumberland County School System and later obtained certification in bookkeeping. She graduated from Carolina College of Biblical Studies the former (Carolina Bible College) in 2004 with an Associate's Degree in Biblical Studies; in 2006, with a B.A. Degree in Biblical Studies; and in 2007, with a diploma in Counseling. She is presently enrolled in a Master of Divinity Program at Andersonville Theological Seminary.
Pastor Hodges acknowledged Christ at an early age and joined the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Fayetteville, N.C., where she remains a member. She has served as a Sunday School Teacher, President of the Deaconess Ministry, and Youth Director.
In January 2002, she acted on her calling into the ministry by preaching her initial sermon at Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Ministerial Staff. In 2006, she was ordained by the Union Missionary Baptist Association, Inc., at Second Missionary Baptist Church. In August 2013, she began serving as Interim Pastor of Solid Rock Bible Church in Hope Mills, N.C. She was installed as Pastor of Solid Rock Bible Church in September 2014.
Pastor Hodges’ motto is, “I believe that beauties of nature come in all colors and the strength of humankind comes in many forms. Every human being is wonderfully unique and all of us contribute in different ways. When we learn to honor the differences, and appreciate the mix, we find harmony.” All that I am and ever hope to be, God did it!!!
She is the wife of Deacon Frederick A. Hodges and the mother of five children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.