Tabernacle Baptist Church “Standing Fast in One Spirit, With              One Mind, For the Faith" Philippians 1.27a (NIV)

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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, Aug. 31, 2014













Our ministry is connected through a network that includes a national denomination, state affiliation, and district association. Although we are connected, one of the basic tenets of the Baptist faith is the autonomy we enjoy.  Unlike other denominations that are governed by bishops and councils, no entity can demand or force Tabernacle to do anything; decisions and endorsements are made locally, by our congregation. Yet, we are privileged to enjoy the fellowship and resources of the convention.

 The Convention was established in 1880 at a meeting of 180 Black Baptists in Montgomery, Alabama.  Today, the Convention boasts a membership of 7.5 million and 31,000 congregations.  It is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and sponsors three annual meetings:  Mid-Winter Board Meeting (January), National Baptist Congress of Christian Education (June) and the Parent Body’s meeting (September).  Regionally and locally, meetings are held to sustain ministries and encourage Christian growth and witness.

 This week, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will meet in New Orleans.

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Weekly Meetings


Thurs. 8-28 Choir Rehearsal 600pm



Fri.      8-29 No Meetings



Sat.     8-30 No Meetings



Sun.     8-31 Quiet Time       915 am

                     Sunday School  925 am

                      Worship          1050 am


Mon.     9-1

            Happy Labor Day!!!!


Tues.     9-2  Friendly Circle        Noon



Wed.    9-3  Teacher Prep    530pm

                 Bible Study/ Prayer Mtg

Weekly Calendar