Tabernacle Baptist Church “Mature in the Faith, Moved by the Spirit, Motivated by Love”~ Philippians 4:8 (CEB)

Reverend Dr. Christopher M. Hamlin, Pastor

Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Hamlin serves as Pastor of the 128-year old Tabernacle Baptist Church and the Director of the HIV/AIDS African American Faith Based Initiative at the 1917 Clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He served as Facilitator for Project Corporate Leadership, a leadership program designed for middle managers of businesses and corporations sponsored by the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, for six years.  From 1990 to September 2000, Dr. Hamlin served as Senior Pastor of the historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church of Birmingham.

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Welcome to Tab!!!

The people of Tabernacle Baptist Church are excited that this medium is available as a means of welcoming you to our church. As we celebrate 128 years of active ministry in the City of Birmingham, Tabernacle continues to be blessed by God’s providential care and the commitment of people whose love for Christ and ministry is genuine.

Dr. Hamlin’s Reflection for Sunday, May. 22, 2016

Weekly Calendar

“Being Inspired”

 During my freshman year at Morehouse College, I struggled to understand God’s call upon my life.  Many hours were spent praying and meditating in the Danforth Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.

 The chapel became a very important part of my time at Morehouse.  During our sophomore year, Rev. Tyrone Crider and I, with the aid of a few students, started a Sunday worship service for students in the Atlanta University Center.  The chapel held approximately one hundred people and it was packed every Sunday with students standing outside the chapel.

 We entered the chapel one Sunday and discovered that the painting of Jesus (European) had been defaced and turned Black.  The decision was made to leave the painting with Jesus in Black face.  Today, Jesus is still Black face and it is probably appropriate in that Morehouse is an HBCU.

 This past weekend during my 35th graduation reunion, I was blessed to visit several important places on Morehouse’s campus.  I visited my dormitory room for two years (sophomore and junior) in the Benjamin E. Mays Hall.  The room still looked the same.

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Thurs.  05-19  Bible Study                          12 noon

              Weekend Backpack Project

              Barrett Element. School

              Choir Rehearsal

              Sanctuary Choir                            6:00 pm              


Fri.       05-20

              No Meetings


Sat.       05-21

              Choir Rehearsal

              Sanctuary Choir                            9:00 am


              Homegoing Worship                    11:00 am

              Sis. Catherine Randall

Sun.      05-22

            Fellowship                                       9:00 am

            Quiet Time                                       9:15 am             Sunday School                                 9:25 am


Mon. 05-23

              Ministry Leaders’

              Monthly Meeting                            6:00 pm


Tues. 05-24

             No Meetings

Wed. 05-25

               Work-Out Wed.


               Teacher Prep - 5:30

               Bible Study - 6:15


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