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  • Desert | Mountain Annual Conference - August 12th - 15th
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Angel Tree Project

The Angel Tree Project, through the leadership of Sandra Harrison, and in association with the Sarah E. Tanner Women's Missionary Society, provide layette sets to expectant mothers in the community, prisons, hospitals and on the Indian Reservations. The Angel Tree Project also provides Christmas gifts to needy families within the church and in the community.

Sandra Harrison

Legal Ministry

Legal services include referrals to appropriate agencies, law offices, and general information with regard to various legal matters. Available to members of local AME Churches.

Rev. Gerald Richard II

Manna A Ministry Of Hope

A charitable non -profit organization providing for the needs of the Phoenix Community.

Claudia Troutman

Missions and Welfare

Historic Tanner's Missions and Welfare Commission, under the leadership of Bertha Solomon, and with the support and cooperation of Tanner's Food Pantry, Sarah E. Tanner Women's Missionary Society, Angel Tree Project, Young People's Division, Sanctuary Choir, Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts, and the outreach arm of the church, Tanner Community Development Corporation, sees to the needs of the community and those in our church family.

Bertha Solomon

Tanner's Food Pantry

Tanner's Food Pantry is responsible for feeding over 15,000 homeless and needy individuals and families. Tanner's Food Pantry gives out each Tuesday and Wednesday between the hours of 11am and 3pm bags of food to those in need. Also during the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, Tanner's Food Pantry gives out Love Boxes, filled with all the fixings for a complete holiday dinner to include a turkey.

Bertha Solomon


Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC) is recognized as the premier faith-based community development corporation as well as a connector between the community of need and the community of resources. TCDC connects the church with the community collaboratively to provide resources, programs and services to primarily African American families in need. The programs and services offered promote healthy living, educational interventions and training, self-sufficiency and empowerment. TCDC delivers programs focusing on early childhood development, addressing the health disparities of vulnerable populations, targeting prevention initiatives for cardiovascular and lung disease, chronic disease self-management, teenage substance abuse, assisting families in crisis and supporting seniors and grandparents raising grandchildren.

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Rev. Dr. Benjamin N. Thomas Sr.
Founder  |  Chairman  |  CEO

Dr. Darlene Little, Executive Director



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