"Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present, Anticipating the Future"
This phase of Revival Tabernacle Assembly's history began on Sunday, September 3, 1972. The Church doors were closed, without a Pastor or congregation. The executive bodies were contemplating selling the property, but God had other plans. In His own mysterious and supernatural way, God spoke to Mrs. Florence Miller, the current year's Sectional Secretary's wife, that Pastor Scott should be called to the vacant Pastorship. After deliberation, the Sectional Committee unanimously agreed that this was indeed God's directive. After serious consideration and much prayer, Pastor Selwyn Scott accepted the challenge of becoming the first Black Pastor of an Assembly of God Church in Florida.
Though it's impossible to mention by name the many people who have helped established our congregation, there are three names that must be mentioned: (1) Mrs. Florence Matheny who at the time was the wife of late George Miller the then Presbytery of South Florida Assembly of God churches. It was in a dream that God revealed to Sister Miller that Revival Tabernacle should not be sold, but instead the Sectional Committee should call Brother Scott to reopen its doors. The rest was history. (2) The late Reverend Ernie Eskilin who was Pastor of Trinity Assembly of God at that time, together he and brother Scott knelt in his office about a month prior and ask God to open the doors of the ministry again. (3) Reverend Foy Johnson, then Superintendent of Peninsular Florida District of the Assemblies of God, who against odds and opposition obeyed God and petitioned the district to grant Selwyn Scott a license to preach, becoming the first black person to hold Assembly of God credentials and pastor one of their churches in the state of Florida.