HISTORY OF OUR CHURCH

 

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church began in April of 1954.
  • ​We were started with a heart for missions.
  • First Pastor was Robert Hess, who received $15.00 per week.
  • Church began in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bame on Ryan Street in Salisbury.
  • First church building was located at 3 Shives Street, which was formerly a store building.
  • The current bus ministry was started in 1955.
  • ​First service held on the current property was in September of 1958. A two-pole tent that was headed to a North African missionary work was rented for a two-week revival.
  • First service in the new building was held in December of 1959.
  • The cost of the building was $32,000.
  • First missionary was Paul Wimer, serving in Alaska.
  • First 3 deacons were: Mr. Boyden Walter, Mr. Walter Brittain, and Mr. Percy Smith.
  • First baptism was on December 18, 1960.
  • The parsonage was built in 1962.
  • The Educational Building or Fellowship Hall was dedicated on December 12, 1970.
  • The gymnasium was built in 1980.
  • The kitchen, which once was a pantry was constructed and completed in 1998.
  • The bathrooms were completed in 2005.
  • There were 20 young people saved during Vacation Bible School in 2005.
  • New sign out front was finished on April 19, 2007.
  • Baptist Christian School was founded in the fall of 2018.
  • A new sign for the Reformer’s Unanimous Program was finished in January 2019.​ 

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PASTORS OF TBC

 

  • Robert Hess             1954 ~ 1961
  • Alfred Mersman     1962 ~ 1965
  • Ray Brown                1966 ~ 1968
  • Gene Graham        1968 ~ 1975
  • Stanley Cline           1976 ~ 1988
  • Tony Fox                    1988 ~ 1998
  • Brian Beaver            1998 ~ 1999
  • Mark Brown              1999 ~ 2003
  • Sam Gobble            2004 ~ 2006
  • Bill Adams Jr.           2006 ~ 2014
  • Dan Caldwell          2015 ~ 2018

To God be the Glory! Great things HE hath Done!