ABOUT


Who are we?

Baptist Tabernacle is a church for everyone. Everyone is invited. Everyone is welcome. Whatever your circumstances-single, married, single again, with or without children-no matter where you've been or what you've done, you matter to God, and we pray you will experience God's grace here.


Our purpose and prayer is to build our lives and families on Jesus Christ. We try to demonstrate this on a daily basis, not just within the walls of the church, but also at our jobs, schools, neighborhoods, and homes. We are passionate about our relationship with God and with our family. Children and students are some of our highest priorities. We do our best to provide them with an exciting environment in which to grow and thrive.


So what can you expect? A warm welcome with music, media, practical Biblical messages that you can take with you, amazing children and youth programs, and a group of people who believe it is all about relationships.

Our Pastor and his staff

Our Pastor and staff here at Baptist Tabernacle have a true desire to see souls saved and lives changed. If you have any questions for the staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 

btchurch@baptisttabernacle.net

  • Jack Alumbaugh

    Debbie and I came to Baptist Tabernacle in September 2019 for me to lead the church as the senior pastor. My goal for Baptist Tabernacle is to bring honor and glory to God and to lift up the name of Jesus.  I am passionate about sharing the Word of God with everyone.

     

    I hold a B.A. degree in Pastoral Studies from Baptist Christian College in Shreveport, LA., a B.S. in Bible from LBU, a Master and a Doctorate degree from Calvary Baptist, Melbourne, FL. I also have been awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from LBU.  

     

    I have served as a senior pastor for over 38 years and been in ministry a total of 46 years.  I have served as chairman of the Kentucky Baptist Bible Fellowship and as trustee of Louisiana Baptist University. Me and Debbie have been married for 44 years and have 2 married sons, Aaron (Andrea) and Tim (Brittany) and 3 grandchildren: Jackson, Matthew and Kenzie.  I love is spending time with our grandchildren and family.  My passion in life is preaching the God's Word.


    I've recently been meditating on Psalm 16:11, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." 

  • Bill Kincaid - Associate Pastor

    I am William Kincaid, son of W.W. & Flossie Kincaid, of Odessa, Texas and I am married to Linda Kincaid. I started at Baptist Christian College in 1966 after serving in the army and graduated in 1970, with honors, with a BA degree in Pastorology and Evangelism. I also earned a Master of Arts and Doctorate degree from Baptist Christian University. I was hired by Baptist Tabernacle in May of 1970. I have worked as a fill-in for various staff positions-Sunday School director, bus director, bus worker, and you name it, I've done it! I currently serve in the position of Associate Pastor and teach the Hope Tabernacle Bible Class. I also teach a night class at Louisiana Baptist University. My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 119:89, 

    "For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven."

  • Judy Anderson - Staff secretary

    My name is Judy Anderson and I 'inherited' this job several years ago. It has been a unique opportunity for me to work in my church and with my pastor and staff. God definitely opened a door for me to have this position. I am a retired school teacher and cheerleader sponsor. I taught at Bossier High School for 31 years and was cheerleader sponsor for 22+ years. I will always be a Bearkat at heart. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and cake decorating. I love the Bible verse Exodus 14:14, "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace."

  • Daryll Paulk - Treasurer

    (Bio coming soon...)

  • Paul - Music Leader

    (Bio coming soon...)

our Beliefs

STATEMENT OF FAITH

(This has been abbreviated for the website, however, a full written version is available upon request.) 

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writing, and that because of their origin and purpose they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life and all areas to which they speak. (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16, James 1:22-25, 2 Peter 1:3-8). 
   
We believe in One living and true God, who is an infinite and omniscient Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth (Exodus 20:2,3, Psalm 147:5) and is worthy of all possible honor, trust and love. God eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father is God (Romans 1:7), the Son is God (Hebrews 1:8) and the Holy Spirit is God. (Acts 5:3)
   
We believe that the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally, not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species; that all animal and vegetable life was an intentional and voluntary act on the part of God. (Genesis 1-2) 
   
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true man. Jesus Christ is not a created being but has existed from eternity and was active in the Creation of the world. (John 1:1, 8:56-58) Jesus Christ was supernaturally born into this world by a virgin (Matthew 1:23), became flesh and dwelt among men (John 1:14), was tempted yet remained without sin and is completely deity yet also fully human (John 12:45, Philippians 2:5-8) and is the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) 
   
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God: and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in the case of those who reach the age of moral responsibility, are sinners in thought, word and deed. (Genesis 3, Romans 3:10, 23, 5:12-17) 
   
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (Isaiah 53, Ephesians 2:8,9, Hebrews 2:14-18) His death on the cross satisfies the righteousness and justice of God, making it possible for man and God to be reconciled and man's sins to be forgiven him. (Romans 3:22-26, 2 Corinthians 5:17-19) 
   
We believe in the "Eternal Security" of the believer: that it is impossible for one born into the family of God ever to be lost (John 1:12). Believers are kept by the power of God (John 6:39-40, 10:28-29) and the sufficiency of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and therefore can have assurance of their salvation and future home in heaven. (1 John 5:13, John 6:37, Romans 8:31-39) 
   
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate. (Matthew 28:6, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4) 
   
We believe that the Church of our Lord is a visible, local, self-governing body of believers who have been baptized (Acts 2:41-47) of whom Jesus Christ is the head (Ephesians 5:23) and that there are only two ordinances: baptism and the Lord's Supper, both of which are administered only to believers within the local Church. The true mission of the church is to preach the Gospel, baptize believers and assist them in spiritual growth that results in a life of Christian maturity. (Matthew 28:19-20) 
   
We believe in the literal fulfillment of the prophecies and promises of the Scriptures which foretell and assure the future regeneration and restoration of Israel as a nation. (Genesis 12:1-3, Ezekiel 37) 
   
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (John 1:12, John 3) 
     In the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (Matthew 7:21-23, Luke 16:19-31, John 3:18, 36) 
   
We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again to take His church out of the world (John 14:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), at which time the tribulation begins and will end at His coming to earth to rule and reign for 1,000 years as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 24:29-31, Revelation 19:11-21)