Loving Memory


Born in Augusta, Georgia to the late Reverend J. V. Blassingame Jr., a Baptist minister and a Gospel promoter, and the late Evangelist Adeline Blassingame, a minister of F. B. H. Church.  Albert Blassingame attended the young people meeting in both churches. In the summer he went to the Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church for Vacation Bible School.  Albert got his multiple faith experience through all three churches.  After the death of his mother Adeline, Albert moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he lived with his aunt and older brother. He attended the Philadelphia Vocational Training School.  At the age of seventeen he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and became a member of the Mount Zion F. B. H. Church.  In 1953 he was drafted in the United States Army where he served as a tank driver and a scout. He boxed as an amateur light heavyweight.  After being discharged in 1955 he returned back to Philadelphia.  In 1956 he was called to the ministry and was licensed by Elder B. B. Bowman.  Previous to meeting his wife Ledia Brooks, Albert T. Blassingame had a son, the late Bishop Garfield Hart.  He met and married Ledia Brooks in 1956 and through that union was born four children, Albert Tyrone, Calvin Earl, Pierre, and Wayne Donnell Blassingame.  Albert T. Blassingame traveled for twenty-six years as an evangelist. On Father's Day in 1982 he was installed as Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church. On Sunday June 4, 2000 he was elevated to Bishop of Faith Tabernacle. 


Philadelphia Police Department Civilian Academy
Philadelphia Police Department Clergy Academy
Charles Drew Mental Health Clergy Award for Mental Health Chaplian Achievement in Phase I & II
Chaplain Award
Leadership Award from Messiah Institute
Leadership Award United States Congress from Congressman William Gray, Congressman Pearl
Mitchell and Congressman Charles Stokes
AFSCME Leadership Award
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Outstanding Award from Cresson
State Prison
President of the United States of America Certificate of Appreciation from President William Clinton
Accommodations from Governor Tom Ridge, Congressman Tom Foglietta, Congressman Thomas
Curtis, Congresswoman Augusta Clark and many others.
Assistant Pastor of Grier Memorial Pentecostal Church

Vice President of Apostolic Ministerial Allowance of Philadelphia Vicinity
Vice Chairman of By-Laws Committee, Program Committee
Public Information Officer of Executive Board
Delegate for AFSCME District Council 33
Shop Steward for Local 1637
Vice President for Local 1637
President for Local 1637
Board of Directors of JFK Hospital
Chairperson Police Clergy of Police 22nd District
Director of Jesus is Hope for the Hopeless
Radio Ministry WIBF FM, WNAP FM
Supervisor for the Philadelphia Home for the Incurable
Advisor to the Youth Warriors for Christ

Member of Federated Pentecostal Churches International
Member of the 22nd District Police Clergy
Member of Pentecostal Network
Member of the Philadelphia Council Clergy
Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church
Instrumental in the establishment of the Faith and Love Holiness Church of God
Elected as 1st Presiding Bishop of the Faith and Love Holiness Church of God