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Our Purpose

Deliver the message of salvation with an understanding of His desire for our lives. That causes a passion to share this message with everyone around us while promoting a family atmosphere.


Our Vision

The body of Life Tabernacle church believes in what was spoken to the disciples by our lord Jesus Christ, “but when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."


It is our desire to see and witness His power in both our services and our ministry.  If you are seeking an experience that goes past the norm and truly desire to sense His presence, than Life Tabernacle can be your last stop.  The prophet Joel spoke of what God would do, “I will pour out my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and daughters will proclaim my message; your young men will see visions, and your old men will have dreams. Yes, even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will proclaim my message.”


But it goes beyond our doors; we seek to influence not only our community but the lives of those far removed from us.  We actively seek to influence of world.  When was the last time you influence some?  Maybe, you and Life Tabernacle church can meet this need in your life.


Church History

On December 27, 1957, Life Tabernacle church began in the home of the Rev. E. D. Herron.  The twenty charter members held their initial worship services in a rented store building at 1301 Jamison Avenue.  Herron served the congregation as its first pastor.  Two years later, the congregation moved into an existing church building at 727 Jamison Avenue.


The Rev. C. B. Allen began his pastorate at the church in 1960, a position he was to fill for nearly nineteen years.  It was during Allen’s tenure that a church building was constructed at 801 Virginia Avenue, Vinton.  Allen designed the structure himself and drew the floor plans.  Dedication of the building was held o December 15, 1968.  An additional of a fellowship hall and Sunday school rooms was completed in 1979 under the direction of Pastor Rev. Charles Arnold.


Arnold held the position of pastor for ten years beginning in 1979 until 1989, before leaving to become bishop of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Pentecostal church of God international.


Rev. Charles Bledsoe followed as pastor in 1989 and pastured until 1994.  During his tenure the church purchased the adjoining property at 809 Virginia Avenue and made possible for the expansion of what would occur in 2009.


In 1994, Rev. Paul Carr became pastor, after leaving Richmond Missouri.  He pastured Life Tabernacle Church until 1999.




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