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1995 - Present

In 1995, after an interim period, the church extended the call to Rev. Robert A. Cain. Sr. After one year of service, Pastor Cain submitted his resignation.

In 1999 Reverend Vincent L. Thomas, an energetic, spirit filled minister from Newark, New Jersey, accepted pastorate of Tabernacle. His God given vision for Tabernacle was that the church would become "A Ministry of Encouragement, Education and Evangelism." Under the leadership of Rev. Thomas, Tabernacle expanded its involvement with community organizations and ministries such as: The Greenville Rescue Mission, Faith Communities United, AIDs Upstate, Balm in Gilead, and the Community Food Bank. Several ministries within were reclaimed, reconstructed and renamed. Attendance and participation increased in the area of Christian Education. Rev. Thomas established a "Church Creed." Under his leadership, several renovations were made to the building and restrooms to make them handicapped accessible, including installing a floor level chair lift to aid the elderly members of the church. The church also held its first Evangelical Kingdom Gospel Festival. After five years of service, Pastor Thomas resigned.

In December 2005, Dr. Charles H. Davis, Th. D. of Sumter, SC, accepted the call to minister and was installed on March 26, 2006 as the tenth pastor of Tabernacle. During his thirteenth-year tenure, the Church experienced growth, both spiritually and financially. The following ministries were added: Praise Dance Ministry, Prison Ministry, Singles Ministry, Couples Ministry, Military Ministry, and Mime Team Ministry. Children’s Church was re-established.  The Men of Tabernacle changed to Brotherhood. The Christian Education Director position was filled. The Pastor's Support Ministry was re-established. Six new classes were added: Young Adult Sunday School, Moving Beyond the Past, BTU, Baptist Doctrine, Spiritual Warfare, and Noon Day Bible Study. Additional musicians were added to enhance the worship services.

Renovations were done on the windows, doors, floors, and ceilings. The church was painted inside and out. The Superintendent’s Office and Administrative Assistant’s Office were remodeled.  Additional work was done in the Pastor's Office. The Church Steeple was removed, renovated and replaced. Other accomplishments were: an updated electrical system, a furnished playground updated heating system and sound system, with DVD capability. A new wheel chair assessable bus was purchased. Also, additional property was purchased for the Church. The parking lot was resurfaced. Televisions in Classrooms and Conference Rooms, a Computer Lab and training were added.  Front entrance restrooms were added.  The portico was constructed.  A new marquee was purchased. The Historical Room was formed.  A new piano and projection screen were purchased for the sanctuary. Tabernacle established her official logo and her official colors (burgundy and gold) were voted in.  Live internet services were established.  Cameras were added to cover all entrances of the church and parking lot.  Front entrance restrooms were added.  A new commercial refrigerator was donated by a longtime member.  

Rev. T.V. Crosby was licensed to preach in 2007 and later ordained in 2013.  Rev.  Emanuel Flemming was licensed in 2012 and ordained. Minister Sharon Norman was licensed to preach in 2013.  Rev. Van Williams was ordained in 2017.  Deacon Leroy Richardson, Deacon Harold Beeks and Deacon Milton Brown were honored as Deacons Emeritus in 2017.

The church is eternally grateful to Dr. Davis for all he did to strengthen the ministries of Tabernacle. Under his leadership we truly became “A Ministry of Encouragement, Education, and Evangelism.”

In the 149 years of existence, Tabernacle has had three recorded Church Mothers: the late Mrs. Mamie Copeland Norris, the late Mrs. Margaret C.  Johnson, and presently, Mrs. Gracie Garrison.

In March of 2019, our Church closed due to the Covid- 19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic. The Church reopened on second the Sunday in July 2021, with modified services. The membership continued to remain faithful to the support of the Church.

On August 22, 2021, Dr. Byron L. Battle, Sr., from Winston Salem, North Carolina was called as the eleventh pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church and was installed on February 20th, 2022. In just a short time our church has experienced growth both spiritually and numerically. A weekly prayer call (via conference call line and social media) has been established, Marriage Mondays are streamed once a month, several ministries have been re-activated as well as WOW (Word on Wednesdays) at 12noon and 7pm have resumed. A new church website and app has been constructed complete with a giving portal and archive sermons. As a church we are continuing to reach the masses about the mercy and grace of the Master.

On Sunday January 9, 2022, Tabernacle held its grand opening of the Historical /Archival room. The Historical room will serve as a source of information that will guide us to an even richer history in the years to come. The Historical committee members are Brenda Murray, Deacon Jimmy Durante, Trustee Charles Boyd, Barbara Whiteside, Annie Hailstock and Jackie Chappell. Two deceased members, Cheryl Ratliff and Eunice Kilgore were very instrumental in gathering and preserving information. The Church celebrated its 150th, Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration in May 2022.