We welcome you to Tabernacle Baptist Church, the church on the hill. We would like you to know who we are. Founded in 1874, our home was in downtown Raleigh for over 100 years. In 2001, we moved to our new home in Northwest Raleigh on Leesville Road. We have honored our history by bringing with us many of the beautiful stained glass windows and the pipe organ that graced our former building, but our relocation has reminded us of the need to adapt to the times and focus on the future.
We are more than just a lovely building with a grand history in Raleigh. We are a 300-member congregation made up of warm, friendly and caring Christians who are committed to serving our Lord, Jesus Christ. We are a joyful, active fellowship with a place of service for people of all generations and ethnic backgrounds.
Thank you for visiting our church’s website. We would love to meet you in person, but in the meantime we hope the pages on this site provide a glimpse of who we are as a church family.
While the word “tabernacle” may not appear in everyday vocabulary, the name carries a sacred significance in Scripture and in our church. Externally, the tabernacle was simply a mobile worship tent that the ancient Israelites hauled around during their wilderness journey to the Promised Land. Such luggage was indispensable not for its own sake, but because of what was revealed to Israel inside the tabernacle—namely, the glorious presence of the triune God.
Both then and now, when God’s people gather in God’s presence, extraordinary things take place. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is,” says the Apostle Paul, “there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). At Tabernacle Baptist Church, we seek opportunities to experience this freedom in Christ, the One whose life, death, and resurrection has made our freedom from sin and death possible. We are continually reminded to live out this freedom through uplifting worship and warm Christian fellowship. But as you can see from our website, we do not believe this freedom is limited to our building. By joining together for ongoing ministries carried out in Jesus’ name, our desire is that all people would come to know lasting freedom in God’s presence.
As you browse this website, I believe you’ll be encouraged by the work God is doing in and through our church family. If you’re looking for a Christian community to join, I hope you’ll consider visiting Tabernacle in person. We look forward to seeing you.
Grace and Peace,