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, Apr. 24, 2016

Weekly Calendar

Postcard of the Birmingham Terminal Station, completed in 1909, demolished in 1969

 Many reasonable people conclude that the City of Birmingham made some difficult and maybe disastrous decisions.  The demolition of the Birmingham Terminal Station was a decision that sparked much controversy.  There are those who still cringe by the decision to bring it down.

 Ultimately, the Birmingham Terminal Station was demolished in 1969 and its removal made it possible for Red Mountain Expressway to connect US Highway 31 and US 280 with Interstate 20/59.

 Local preservationists deemed the decision to demolish the terminal a huge mistake.  However, many southern cities made similar decisions based on less train traffic due to more citizens using automobiles.  For local preservationists, the iconic building was too much of a jewel to destroy.  Yet, for the sake of progress, we may now see the wisdom of that decision.

 Birmingham has grown exponentially over the last twenty-five years.  Former mayor, Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr., put forth a progressive plan, the Birmingham Master Plan, and it has been expanded and revised by his successors.


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Thurs.  04-21    Bible Study                       12 noon

                          Food Bank Packing            9:00am

              Choir Rehearsal

              Sanctuary Choir                            6:00 pm              

              Weekend Backpack Project

              Barrett Element. School

Fri.       04-22


              Earth Day


Sat.       04-23

              Choir Rehearsal

              Male Chorus                                  9:00 am    

Sun.      04-24

            Fellowship                                      9:00 am

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


Mon. 04-25

              Ministry Leaders’ Monthly Meeting

                                                                   6:00 pm


Tues. 04-26

              No Meetings

Wed. 04-27

               Work-Out Wed.


               Teacher Prep - 5:30

               Bible Study - 6:15


The Scholarship Committee is requesting that all 2016 high school and college graduates please submit their name and school information to Kaitlin Ellis or Denise Stanley as soon as possible.