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July 17, 2024


What Has Happened To America?

Preacher's Pulpit by Dr. Joe Tims What Has Happened To America? Judges 21:25 "In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes." INTRODUCTION What has gone wrong? What has happened to this enlightened world of ours? Frightening statistics point to the breakdown of law, moral responsibility and even conscience in our world. We don't have standards any more or even feel we should. I believe we need a fixed standard, a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong. We need a dependable standard for right living. ...
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Sins of The Tongue

Preacher's Pulpit Sins of The Tongue TEXT: Psa 64:1-10 INTRODUCTION: The sins of the tongue are among the most devastating sins. Of the 7 sins hated by God mentioned in: (Prov 6:16-19) "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: {17}A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, {18}An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, {19}A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." Notice that 3 refer to the tongue! The Bible exhorts a Christian not to ever ...
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About Us

The ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church is to win the lost, baptize, teach, train and care for them until they are mature and can spiritually reproduce.

We invite you to give us an opportunity to show you our concern for your spiritual welfare.

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the Church, the relief of the poor, and the spreading of the Gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

We believe the Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 as the verbally inspired, infallible Word of God (2 Peter 1:20-21).

We believe that Jesus Christ was born of Mary, a virgin, and is the Son of God and God the Son (Isaiah 7:14 and John 1:1).

We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God (Romans 3:24-26).

We believe that Christ rose from the grave the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-19).

We believe that Christ will come again in person, bodily and visibly ( Acts 1:9-11).

We believe that in order to be saved, you must be born again by the Grace of God (John 3:3 and Ephesians 2:8-9).

We believe that every true born again person will declare this faith by the act of baptism (Immersion in water) setting forth the Lord's death, burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:3-6).

We believe that the Church is a local, visible body of baptized believers whose mission is to preach the gospel, win the lost, baptize and make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).

We believe in the eternal security of every true born again soul (Romans 8:30-39 and 1 Peter 1:5).

Our Pastor: Dr. Joe Tims

Dr. Joe Tims, Sr. came to Tabernacle Baptist Church April 3, 1973. Dr. Tims is a graduate of the Bible Baptist Seminary with a Bachelor of Divinity and the Arlington Baptist College with a Bachelor of Arts. He is also a graduate of the Bethany Bible College with a master's and Doctor of Theology; Dr. Tims is a certified Master Police Chaplain in the International Conference of Police Chaplains and has a Masters of Science in Counseling from Amridge University of Montgomery, Alabama, Doctor of Ministry and a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Bible College.

Dr. Tims has fifty-five years in the Gospel Ministry. He has served as adjutant professor at the Arlington Baptist College in the Bible Department, Christian Counseling Department and Psychology Department. 

Music Director: Josh Spivey

Bro. Spivey has been at Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1981. He served as the assistant music director from 1997-2014. In 2014, he was named the music director. 

Musicians: Debbie Smith, Troy Parish

Debbie Smith and Troy Parish provide the music for the congregation worship service.

Children's Ministries Coordinator: AshLeigh Tims

The responsibility of Children's Ministries Coordinator (Nursery, Toddlers' and Children's Church).

Youth Ministries: Tony and AshLeigh Tims

Bro. Tony Tims has been at Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1973 and his wife, AshLeigh since 1981. In addition to Sunday School Teachers, the Tims serve the Lord as leaders in our Children's Church Ministry. Bro. Tims holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling and Psychology, with a Masters in Communication and AshLeigh completed her Associates in Bible from Louisiana Baptist University.

WBF Missionaries


Arlington Baptist University Arlington, Texas
Mrs. Tommy Raley World Baptist Mission Agency
Joey & Julie Bacon World Baptist Mission Agency Director
John & Isabel Horton Executive Mission Director
Betty Schembera WBF Bible Ministry
Gary & Monnie Bacon Mexico
Patty Bouillon New Zealand
Frank & Darla Brim Brazil
Dale & Janet Brown New Zealand
Steve & Charlotte Byrd Ecuador
David & Diane Cato Native Americans
John & Lynn Cunningham Dominican Republic
Meisha Deane Ukraine
Phil & Mary Gagnon Honduras
Tim & Joy Guenther New Zealand
Betty Hall Mexico
Phil & Debi Harris Destiny Changers
Brad & Ronda Hastings Native Americans
Elaine Hawkins Brazil
Timothy & Betty Hawkins Brazil
Norman & Jennie Higgins Mexico
William & Mary Horton Brazil
Gary & Sandy Janky US Hispanics Ministry
Wendell & Cindy Johnson Mexico
JoAnn King US Hispanics Ministry
Debbie Lane Honduras
Jerry & Atalias Lantz Brazil
Andrew & Vanj McClure Republic of Palau
Dottie McClure Micronesia
Joshua & Amanda McClure Northern Mariana Islands
Terry & Gloria McClure Republic of Palau
Mark & Dana McCutchen Brazil
David & Florence McDonald Spain
Matt & Flor Patton Dominican Republic
Bill & Dena Rose Spain
Alton & Helen Smith Brazil
C.D. & Chloe Smith Palau
Gayle Sparks Mexico
Marty & Jessie Starling US Hispanics Ministry
Jenni Stukkie Dominican Republic
Shawn & Amy Sullivan Manna Worldwide
Thomas & Kannika Tucker Thailand
Karen Werth Indonesia
Tom & Patti Wheeler Wales
Barbara Wimm US Mexico
Judy Wood Brazil

Home and Independent Missionaries


Baptist Bible Translator's Institution of Missiology
Rex Cobb  
New Churches Baptist Fellowship of Texas
James Huckabee Uganda
Carl and Cindy Johnson Brazil
Brandon and Kathy Lane Honduras
Billy Carruth EastWest Ministries International

Jewish Missionaries

International Board of Jewish Missions, Inc.
The Olive Tree Ministry
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