By Tammy Watts
GREENVILLE — Greenville’s newest church, Tabernacle, located at 527 Markwith Ave., held a ribbon cutting and dedication service on Friday, July 15. Archbishop Lee Bowling and Senior Pastor, Bishop Andy Roberts, welcomed District Elder Sylvester Awls, of the True Light Pentecostal Holiness Church, in Toledo, to preach the dedication service. Tabernacle serves as the general headquarters of the Church of God of the Apostolic Faith.
“We are not a denomination. We are the church of the living God, as we read about in the New Testament. We are zealous to meet with all lovers of truth, and would love for you to join us,” the church’s official declaration read.
“We’re not just within these four walls,” stated Bowling, who outlined the various ministries the church will be offering, in service to the community. One of the ministries, Fishers of Men, is a door-to-door outreach, asking, “What can we do for you, as a church?” If someone needs food, transportation, or simply a prayer, Tabernacle wants to meet those needs. “We’re not trying to take from other congregations, as the Bible says, ‘there are many members, but just one body,’” Bowling explained.
Walking In Recovery Every Day (WIRED), is a group where individuals encourage each other through struggles, including addictions to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. Tabernacle is also looking forward to offering a landscaping service to the elderly. Volunteers are welcome to serve in any of these ministries. Additionally, the fellowship hall will be open for senior citizens to visit for coffee, and to play board games. Those interested may call for a current schedule.
“Our mission is to evangelize the lost, equip, and empower the saints,” Roberts said.
For more information, to volunteer, and for a full list of ministries, call 937-459-4027.
Daily Advocate reporter Tammy Watts can be reached at [email protected]