The History of our Church

Pastors of TBC

  • Robert Hess            1954 ~ 1961

  • Alfred Mersman     1962 ~ 1965

  • Ray Brown              1966 ~ 1968

  • Gene Graham          1968 ~ 1975

  • Stanley Cline          1976 ~ 1988

  • Tony Fox                 1988 ~ 1998

  • Brian Beaver          1998 ~ 1999

  • Mark Brown           1999 ~ 2003

  • Sam Gobble            2004 ~ 2006

  • Bill Adams Jr.         2006 ~ 2014

  • Dan Caldwell          2015 ~ 2018

To God be the glory, great things He hath done!


  • Tabernacle Baptist Church began in January of 1954.

  • First Pastor was Robert Hess, whom received $15.00 per week.

  • Church began in the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Bame on Ryan Street in Salisbury.

  • First church building was located at 3 Shives Street, which was formerly a store building.

  • The current building of Tabernacle Baptist Church was constructed by the members in 1957-1958.

  • The cost of the building was $32,000.

  • First service in the new building was held in September of 1958.

  • First Missionary family was Paul Wimer, serving in Alaska.

  • First 3 deacons were: Mr. Boyden Walter, Mr. Walter Brittain, and Mr. Percy Smith

  • First baptism was on December 18, 1960.

  • The Educational Building or Fellowship Hall was dedicated on December 12, 1970.

  • The kitchen, which once was a pantry was constructed and completed in 1998.

  • The bathrooms were completed in 2005.

  • There were 20 young people saved during Vacation Bible School in 2005.

  • New sign out front was finished on April 19, 2007.

  • Baptist Christian School was founded in the fall of 2018.

  • A new sign for the Reformer’s Unanimous Program was finished in January 2019.​

Tabernacle Baptist Church 2515 East Innes Street Salisbury, NC 704-636-6653