Born in Laurens, SC on February 4, 1955.
Married on October 26, 1973 to Sheila Bible.
Two children: Angel and AJ.
Hobbies: Woodworking, Bass Guitar, Historic Researcher of the last 100 years of the Church’s history.

Education & Achievements

Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, SC. Master of Divinity Certificate of Theology, May 1998. Major: Theology.
Trinity College of the Bible, Newburgh, IN. Counseling Courses in Biblical Counseling.
“Finis Jennings Dake” Kingdom Builder Award, Atlanta, Georgia. Presented, November 1998.


Evangelist: Church of God, 1980-1982. Traveled extensively over SC in music and preaching ministry.
Pastor/Founder: Gospel Tabernacle, 1982-present. Founded Gospel Tabernacle in October of 1982. Gospel Tabernacle is a thriving Interdenominational, Interracial, Charismatic, church ministering in both traditional and contemporary worship styles.
Teacher: Pastor Bible sees his calling as a teacher/preacher, with an emphasis on the literal interpretation of the Bible. His focus is on God’s plan for man which produces a faith-filled, victorious, overcoming lifestyle, for all people.


1) Bible Basics for Spirit-filled Believers – study guide by Leon Bible.
2) Tithe and Offering Scriptures # 1 by Leon Bible – pastoral helps.
3) Tithe and Offering Scriptures # 2 by Leon Bible – pastoral helps.
4) Tithe and Offering Scriptures # 3 by Leon Bible – pastoral helps.
5) Tithe and Offering Scriptures # 4 by Leon Bible – pastoral helps.
6) Tithe and Offering Scriptures # 5 by Leon Bible – pastoral helps.
7) God’s Plan for Man Expanded Contents and Index – Dake Publishing – study helps by Leon Bible.
8) Finis J Dake’s Annotated Bibliography: The Sources Used in His Collective Writings by Leon Bible – Dake Publishing – Study helps.
9) Dispensation Charts by Leon Bible – Found in the back of the Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible – Dake Publishing – Biblical reference.
10) Finis J. Dake – His Life and Ministry by Leon Bible – Dake Publishing – biography.


“The Five Senses of the Three Part Man”