Tabernacle Baptist Church

Who We Are

Tabernacle Baptist Church is a local fellowship of Bible-believing Christians whose desire is to worship and serve God in accordance with His Word. Our foremost priority is to exalt the greatness and glory of God through the proclamation of the gospel. To this end we strive to build up one another through Bible teaching, to encourage and care for one another following the example of Jesus, and to reach the world with the gospel of Christ.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:30am - Sunday School Service
  • 10:45am - Worship Service
  • 06:00pm - Evening Service
  • 07:00pm - Life Groups
  • 07:00pm - Student Ministries

What to Expect

What are services like?
We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings as we gather to sing, pray, and study the Scriptures together! When you come, please take advantage of the parking lot on the east side of the building off Holmes Street and enter our building through the east side. A friendly person will greet you at the door who can answer questions you might have. As you enter our church auditorium, ushers will present you with a bulletin which provides details of our church service along with other helpful information about current happenings at Tabernacle. You are invited to participate as we sing praises to God, pray, and listen to the preaching of God’s Word. During the service we have childcare available for children ages birth through fourth grade. Our nursery is open to infants and toddlers. Children’s Church is available for older toddlers and children. Our Children’s Church ministry is designed to provide kids with an opportunity to worship God and to hear God’s Word taught in an engaging way while their parents are in the main Sunday morning worship service. Children are encouraged to worship God through singing, fun activities, and an age-appropriate, God-centered Bible lesson


John R. Thomas

Pastor Thomas has served as the Senior Pastor at Tabernacle since 1992. A native New Yorker, Pastor Thomas was raised in a believing family in the Binghamton area. He earned degrees from Baptist Bible Seminary (A.A.), State University of New York (B.S., Psychology), and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.). Pastor Thomas’s passion is to the dedicated study and preaching of the Word of God. Before coming to Tabernacle, Pastor Thomas served as the senior pastor at First Day Baptist Church in Richburg, NY and Grace Baptist Church in Geneva, NY. Pastor Thomas has been married to his wife, Elrene, since 1972. They have three children, David, Nathan, and Christina, who are all walking with the Lord. In his spare time, Pastor Thomas enjoys the theater and spending time in New York City.

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