Sr. Pastor

Dr. F. Bobby Atkins

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Dr. F. Bobby Atkins, affectionately known as Pastor Bobby, is the founding pastor of Truth Tabernacle of Praise (TToP).  This selfless mighty man of God oversees a racially diverse, multi-cultural, Spirit-filled church in Stone Mountain, GA.  From the pulpit, Pastor Bobby has often reflected on the two greatest days of his life.

The greatest day in Pastor Bobby’s life occurred on October 21st 1980, when he was gloriously saved at the Central Baptist Church, Hixon, TN. There, under the ministry of Dr. Ron Philips, he was also called to preach and ordained into the Gospel Ministry. 

The second greatest day in Pastor Bobby’s life occurred on August 29th 1975 when he was married to TToP’s First Lady, Marie. Over the last 42 years, Bobby and Marie Atkins have been blessed to raise three wonderful children and spoil five fabulous grandchildren!

Over the years, Pastor Bobby has been privileged to pastor six churches and has preached extensively across the United States and around the world.  Internationally, he has pierced the darkness and advanced the Kingdom of God in the Bush of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Johannesburg, China, Greece and Turkey.  Most recently, Pastor Bobby has TToP partnered with Association Missions of Faith Ministries spreading the Gospel down the Amazon River.  

Worship Pastor

Carl Ellis

Carl Ellis, Jr. is married to Faye Ellis and is the father of five children, Arnez, Shawn, Jonathan, Dana, and Myles.  He also has eight grandchildren.  Pastor Ellis was born in Jersey City, NJ to Bishop Carl Ellis, Sr. and wife, Jessye. He is the third oldest of twelve children.   In 1968, his father opened the doors to the House of Prayer Church in Jersey City, NJ.  With twelve children, they all had their share of responsibilities in the house of the Lord.  One Sunday, Carl said to his Father that he heard a voice say to him, “go to the organ and play.”   Since Carl had no musical experience, his Father told him not to do it.   However, the young boy made his way to the organ.  The anointing and power of the Holy Ghost fell upon him and he began to play.  Eventually, Carl became the musician for the church, and supported the ministry faithfully for many years.

Pastor Carl relocated to North Carolina in the early 1980s.  He served as minister of music for many years at several churches in the Sanford, Raleigh-Durham, Rocky Mount area. Many churches have called upon his musical talents when they have needed assistance. He has been asked to accompany many pastors, soloists, and choirs.  When he moved to Georgia in 2010, he continued to serve as a  minister of music, and to glorify God through music and worship.  

Pastor Carl was called to preach the Gospel at an early age.  He was licensed as a Minister through the House of Prayer Church in NJ.  He was ordained as Elder in 1998 through Deliverance Temple of Truth Holy Churches, Inc., Greensboro, NC, under the leadership of Bishop Ralph D. Graves.  God has anointed him to preach, teach, sing, encourage, etc. in the spirit of excellence.  In January of 2018, the Lord led Pastor Ellis to Truth Tabernacle of Praise, Stone Mountain, GA, where his sincere passion and love for music and people, can be witnessed every Sunday and Wednesday during worship services.


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