Overview

TAB Development, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501© 3 corporation established in August of 1996.  It is a sister corporation and natural outgrowth of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church which was incorporated in 1893 in West Palm Beach, FL.  TAB Development, Inc. continues to act as a catalyst in rebuilding and delivering services by functioning in a more strategic manner with concise and meaningful goals in housing, community and economic development which were once provided for by the church within the West Palm Beach community.  The community is bounded on the south by Banyan Blvd., on the north by Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., the east by Rosemary Ave., and the west by Tamarind Ave.  To date TAB Development, Inc. has built 53 single family, 3 bedroom, scattered site, in-fill homes known as Rosemary Village within this 2-mile area.

Mission

TAB Development, Inc. was formed to improve outreach services to urban communities by operating in a strategic manner with concise and meaningful programs in housing, community and economic development, youth programs, education, and health initiatives.

Administration

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Rev. Gerald D. Kisner, Director

Rev. Gerald D. Kisner, pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church for the past 21 years, is president of TAB Development, Inc., and will serve as the director of the U.B. Kinsey Educational & Community Center.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rev. Kisner earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Cleveland State University before moving on to obtain a Master Degree in Public Administration from the Case Western Reserve University, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and the Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University. He was ordained at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio, where he taught Sunday school, was a Deacon and Associate Pastor.

A former law director of the City of East Cleveland, Rev. Kisner has had a distinguished career in education, law and public administration. He was an Adjunct Professor at Boston University and Boston State College. He has also served as an elected member of the Ohio State Board of Education. Rev. Kisner has been associated with law firms in Cleveland, Washington, D.C. and Florida and has had several opportunities to counsel a number of churches and pastors on various legal and administrative matters. After completing his religious studies at Howard University School of Divinity where he was Senior Class President and a member of the Board of Visitors, Rev. Kisner relocated to Atlanta, Ga. With his organizational and management skills, his valuable legal background and his commitment to people and to improving social conditions, Rev. Kisner helped to organize the English Avenue Community Development Corporation, which is trying to bring new life to a ravished inner-city Atlanta community. He is using those same skills with the TAB Development, Inc., his church’s community development corporation in West Palm Beach, which has built 53 single-family homes in the area surrounding the church. Rev. Kisner served as a board director of the National City Bank Community Development Corporation in Cleveland, the Greater Miami (Florida) Red Cross, the Greater Miami Neighborhoods, Inc., was a member of Leadership Miami, served on the board of Hope House, served as Vice Chair of the Urban League of Palm Beach County, served as Chair of the Salvation Army’s Northwest Neighborhood Community Center Advisory Council, and served as a member of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force. He is also a former member of the Downtown Action Committee of West Palm Beach. Rev. Kisner was Chairman of Palm Healthcare Foundation and is on the board of the Faith Center for Community Development, Inc. in New York City. He also teaches in the Urban Ministry Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is married to Mami Hampton-Kisner, and they are parents of three grown children and have two grandchildren.

rev-jonesRev. Kevin L. Jones, Assistant Pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church

Reverend Kevin L. Jones is the Assistant Pastor of Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church and also serves as the church’s Minister for Youth and Young Adults.

The youngest son of Dwight and Gladys Jones, Rev. Jones is a native of Rustburg, VA. He completed his education in the Campbell County School System and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Radford University in 1996.  He relocated to West Palm Beach, FL in 1997. In 2007, Rev. Jones graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry, and in August 2012, graduated with a Masters of Divinity Degree from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA.

Rev. Jones was licensed to preach the Gospel in July of 2004, and ordained in September of 2007, at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Gerald D. Kisner. Since October 2006, Rev. Jones has served as Minister for Youth and Young Adults, a position in which he is responsible for developing ministries and programs relevant to those particular age groups. Rev. Jones is also a member of the Men’s Ministry, Church School staff, Christian Education Ministry, and the Social Justice Ministry. Rev. Jones serves as Chair of the Salvation Army Northwest Community Center Advisory Council, and Co-President of P.E.A.C.E., a congregation based organization charged with the mission of fighting injustice in the communities of Palm Beach County. Rev. Jones was recently elected President of The Baptist Minister’s Conference of the Palm Beaches and Vicinity. He is a proud member of and Past Master of Pride of Palm Beach, Lodge #447, Free and Accepted Masons. He is married to Michelle T. Jones, and the father of three sons: Nicholas, Brandon, and Darrin. Rev. Jones enjoys coaching his boys in various sports, and has been an active volunteer with the Recreation Department in the City of Greenacres, FL for several years. The individuals listed in the current administration positions are serving on an interim basis until a permanent director can be hired. A recruitment process has been initiated for the director position with a starting annual salary of $45,000.

TAB Board of Directors

Chair Ulysses Smith; Judge Edward Rogers, Mrs. Jacqueline Morrison, Mrs. Delores K. Daniels Secy/Treas, Mr. Paul Dumars, Mrs. Judy Edwards, Mr. Dennis Mobley, Dr. Lloyd C. LaGrange, Mr. Anderson Kurtz, and Dr. Christopher McCoy.