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, Sept. 27, 2015.

Weekly Calendar

Word from Pastor

Dr. Christopher M. Hamlin


Spiritual music in the African American Church has always been essentially important to the success and inspiration that takes place in worship.  Anointed singers and musicians whose voices and talents are consecrated to God have been the backbone of transforming our worship experiences to outstanding moments of exalted praise, adoration and thanksgiving to God for the journey that we have been on and continue.

For 129 years, Tabernacle Baptist Church's music ministry has consistently stirred and moved its members, the metropolitan Birmingham community, and places beyond.  From the Oasis Stage of City Stages, to the performing at the premiere of Broadway's The Lion King at the BJCC, to the choir loft of the sanctuary, the Music Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church continues to make itself available to be used by God.

We welcome this unique opportunity to share in worship with gospel artist and friend, Dottie Peoples, who has endeared herself to the ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  Opportunities like this come rarely to a congregation.  Therefore, we consider this wonderful blessing to be a hallmark of our 129th year of ministry.

 Together, with the Sanctuary Choir and Ms. Peoples' amazing voice and spirit, we will worship by lifting the name of Jesus Christ in songs of praise.  This unique opportunity to worship is open to all who desire to be inspired, touched, transformed, and encouraged in the faith.

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Weekly Meetings

Weekly Meetings

Thurs.  10-01 Bible Study                    12 noon                  

              Backpack Project

              Barrett Elem. School              

Fri.       10-02

              No Meetings


Sat.       10-03

              Choir Rehearsal

              Sanctuary Choir                   9:00 am         

Sun.      10-04  Fellowship                  9:00 am

                         Quiet Time                  9:15 am  

                         Sunday School           9:25 am                                   


Mon. 10-05

              No Meetings

Tues. 10-06

 Smithfield Circle                               5:30 pm

Wed. 10-07

               Work-Out Wed.


               Teacher Prep – 5:30