In March 2013, we celebrated Dr. David C. Moody's 10 year anniversary as Pastor of The Baptist Tabernacle. We have gained so much from his faithful servant leadership and Christ-like character. We are so thankful that God has blessed us with a Pastor who stands unapologetically on the Word of God, and who cares for his congregation individually. We are grateful for his tireless dedication, the difference he makes, and all the love he has shown that we can never repay. The following notes were written to him on his anniversary:
DEAR PASTOR DAVID,
Thank you, Lord, for giving me the privilege to pastor The Baptist Tabernacle with my son, Dr. David Cooper Moody, for the past ten years. Thank God for his faithfulness, his leadership and his dedication in so many things here at the church. For instance, the refurbishing of the Beulah Building, which was dedicated in loving memory of Mary B. Moody, his grandmother; the refurbishing of our auditorium and our Grand Dining Hall and kitchen; the parking lot; the ball park; the BBQ pit and the Snack Shack. It is all first class! Preachers and missionaries have been called and sent out; souls have been saved; homes have been brought together and sick people have been healed and made whole. We have a Bus Ministry which brings in bus loads every Sunday; a Jail Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry, Revival Choir, Children’s Ministry, Food Ministry for Repairers of the Breach, New Members Ministry, Youth Ministry, Sign Language Ministry and an Easter Passion Play for over 30 years. Our mission is “Rescue the perishing, care for the dying, snatch them in pity from sin and the grave; weep o’er the erring ones, lift up the fallen, tell them of Jesus, the Mighty to save!” Thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve as pastor with Dr. David Cooper Moody, who is married to the world’s greatest pastor’s wife, Carol B. Moody. We have the world’s greatest church and the greatest pastor and staff. COME SUNDAY, YOU’LL SEE!
Dr. R. Hudson Moody (Daddy)
I’m not surprised that my little 7 1/2 pound baby boy has grown up to be such a spiritual warrior for the Lord. It blesses my heart to know that you have surrendered your life to Him and now pastoring for ten years. Even though you have been in training all of your life, I will admit that you have had some mighty big shoes to fill, but you have done a great job. My love and prayers are with you and it’s a joy to be a member of the greatest church in the world and to have the greatest pastor in the world, and I can call him my son, Dr. David Cooper Moody. And just think that I am so blessed that he calls me “Mama.” And the greatest pastor’s wife in the world is Carol B. Moody and she calls me “Grandmamma.”
Frankie Moody (Mama)
Dear Bro. David, Congratulations but most of all thank you. You have been an encouragement to my heart many times over when I hear your name, travel through Covington or read of God’s working at The Tabernacle. I was told as a young preacher that the men that do the best work for God are those that drive up a stake and pour their life into that place for a long period of time. I believed that then and more so now. As I write, this morning my heart is full of praise and thanks to God for you and your family. F.B. Meyer, the great preacher from years gone by, would sign some of his letters, “yours to count on.” Those same words can be said of my friend, David Moody. May God’s good hand of blessing always be upon you, your family and The Tabernacle.
Congratulations on your 10th anniversary as Pastor!
Sheriff (R) and Mrs. Gerald Malcom
Just wanted to say how thankful we are to call you our Pastor, our Brother and our friend. We have been thru so much over these last ten years but it is great to have a Man of God as yourself by our side, sharing God's Word with us and lifting us up with encouraging scriptures and reminding us of God's Mercy and Grace when we fail him. We are so blessed to have you as our Pastor and Mrs. Carol, we love you and appreciate you both. We pray for you and your family and our precious church family daily as we know you do the same. May God continue to bless you abundantly and we continue to see our church grow and see sinners SAVED by GRACE. In Christ,
Greg and Cindy Smith and Girls
Happy 10 yrs, to the best Pastor ever. I love you!
I love you sooo much, you are the best Pastor ever!
This is not just a job to you. We know you really care about us. Love,
Katie and Judy Solomon
Pastor David, Thank you so much for every thing you do to encourage us as a church. Love that you preach the word of God the way he gives it to you! Because I know in each and every service I can feel the presence of God moving. Thank you for what you stand for! Thank you for all your prayers and words of encouragement to us all. Love in Christ.
Thank you for seeking the Lord and studying and praying for us; in doing so you are a blessing. I'll continue praying for you and Preacher Moody's family. He and you are such a blessing. Amen.
Thank you David and Carol for all you do for the members of TBT and Covington GA. I have known you both as life long friends and to have you serve as my Pastor has been such a blessing. Love you both and can not wait to see how God is going to use you the next 10 years.
David, Congratulations for reaching the 10 Year milestone in continuing the ministry of The Baptist Tabernacle. Many lives have been touched, blessed, and changed due to the faithfulness of those who serve the risen savior. I pray God will continue to use you as he has those before you and those serving with you to touch lives, strengthen the weak, and shepard the strong for his glory. It is my honor to call you my brother.
Hudson Moody, Jr.
Pastor David, I feel so blessed to call you my pastor, blessed that I was saved at our old fashioned altar and to hear you preaching the truth and always pointing us toward the cross. I appreciate the love that you show to Paul and me. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I thank God that He sent me to the greatest church in the world and I thank God for you!
Brother David, We are so blessed to be a part of TBT and so blessed to have you as our Pastor and dear friend. Thank you for everything you have done for us. May God bless you and your family and grant you the desires of your heart. Love in Christ,
Bro. Clayton and Sister Karen Bone
Brother David, I’ve been with you since I was a little boy as you saved my life from my dad killing me. I love you and thank you for taking a stand for Christ. God bless,
Pastor Casey Bradford
Pastor David, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate you and your faithfulness to the work of the ministry. You are a HERO of the faith to me and the Pastor that has helped me and my family through our years of growing in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. We love you and you will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God Bless You over the next 10+ years.
Bro. Scott Suttles
Dear Brother David, Just a note to congratulate you for 10 years of ministry there at The Tabernacle. You are a great blessing and we thank God for your life, testimony and ministry. I am grateful for the day our paths crossed and we are thankful for a man who stands for old-time religion and the power of God. The Lord has blessed you there in a mighty way and His good hand is evidently upon your life. Thank you also for the way you have been a blessing to Tami and so many others. We praise God for your faithfulness and fervent desire to glorify Christ in Covington, Georgia. Our prayer is that you will have a wonderful day celebrating this milestone in ministry after 10 years of fruitful service. May God bless you richly, my brother, as we serve Him together. Yours for Revival,
Pastor Lou Rossi, Jr.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 King James Version (KJV) “1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” Thank you, brother David for giving to the Lord. Your faithfulness has encouraged me and you have always been a great example to your flock and the community. God bless you on 10 years of Pastoral Service!
Pastor Jeff Hegwood
Thank God for Dr. Moody's faithfulness through the years, not only as Pastor of The Baptist Tabernacle, but as a faithful servant of our Lord. I'm glad that we have some young men coming along behind us who can carry the baton and continue the race. Congratulations on this milestone, just stay in the perfect will of God and keep running the race. God bless you,
Dr. Sammy Allen
Pastor David, we just want you to know how much you mean to our family. We love you and are praying for you.
Josh and Ashley Ellis
Bro. Moody is an inspiration to me because of his unwavering stand for Christ. In the current days preachers and pastors are either quitting, no longer want the old paths, or disqualifying themselves from the ministry. Brother you’re still the same and have not changed, what a testimony, along with God's hand on you and the ministry He has put you in. You are truly a soldier of the cross that many should follow as an example. One title that is used too loosely in our day that has major significance is "Man of God." Bro. Moody, that truly describes who you are "Man of God." Love you preacher,
Bro. Morris Mitchell
Pastor David, Where do I begin to even express how blessed I am to have you as my pastor ... Thank you for all you do! I admire the Love of God in your life towards our church and each member ... we are exceptionally blessed to call you our pastor. Jeremy and I love and appreciate you. Happy 10th year anniversary.
We are so thankful to not only call you "Dad" but also our Pastor!! Congratulations on 10 years & many more to come! We love you!!
Josh and Lauren Moody
Bro. David - Thank you so much for being the caring and loving pastor you are. You have been there for us in our best and worst moments. Your smile, hard preaching and love toward us and our families always gives us encouragement. We know we can always count on you. Thanks for being an inspiration, a godly example and helping to guide us in our Christian walk. You’re the best pastor at the greatest church in all the world and we love you. Thank you for your dedication to the Lord and to this place we love so much, the place we call our second home, The Baptist Tabernacle, for 10 years.
Brant, Christann and Annistan Sweat
We also have been at The Baptist Tabernacle 10 years. It has been a great honor to serve under your leadership. We love your family and pray for you. I look around and see my family serving God and raising their families there and I am blessed, not only with family, but with the greatest Pastor around. May God bless you with 10 more years.
Robert and Nancy Sweat
Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary. Thanks for your encouragement and your prayers.
Thank you for all the things you do!! Could not ask for a better Pastor!! Love my church and Pastor David!!
Bro. David, What a privilege to serve the Lord under the greatest Pastor of the greatest Church in the world. We pray the Lord bless you with many more years in his service. We both love and appreciate you.
Bruce and Martha Durand
Bro. David we love and appreciate all you have done for our family. Thank you for being not only our pastor but our friend. Thank you for your prayers and advice. We appreciate you and Ms. Carol's dedication to our church family but most of all for always standing on God's truth. We love you,
Todd and Deborah Roberts
Thank you for being the Spirit Led shepherd we need.
Pastor David, thank you for being such a great encouragement to me and my family! Your preaching is what has kept us faithful to God. We love you!
Jordan and Leah Fincher
Bro. David, Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. The Lord is doing great things here at The Tabernacle, and I believe you are one of the reasons for this. A great pastor, plus a great congregation equals great things for the Lord. Stay humble before Him and keep on keeping on. Thanks for being a pastor’s friend. Your Brother in Christ and Friend in the Ministry,
Pastor Chris Allen
Time flies when you’re having fun! Congrats on your 10 years. What a wonderful ministry God has entrusted to you! You have done a wonderful job with such great people! Thank you and Mrs. Carol for your friendship! We love you both.
Pastor David: Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. Thank you for your faithfulness to preach God's Word! I am truly blessed to say that not only were you my pastor for 7 years but you & Carol also became my friends! I love the both of you very much!
Leslie Durand Moss
We want you to know what an encouragement you have been to us. Thank you for always preaching the Word. We love you.
Billy, Jackie, Taylor and BJ Johnson
Brother David, It is so hard to believe that my once scrawny, arrogant little brother is now such a mighty warrior and defender of the faith. I'm so proud of you and the man of God you have become, and I know that God is going to continue to bless you as you have blessed others. You stood strong by your dad..learning, growing, and for ten years now you have carried on with his vision and desire to serve. I could not be more proud! I love you,
Sister Faith Moody
We love you Brother David and thank God for your dedication and faithfulness to serve Him. We look forward to 10 more wonderful years serving Him together. Love to you and your family.
A.D. and Resa Walker
Where oh where do I begin!!! Ha ha!! I have grown up with you and have seen you grow so much in the Lord. I feel like you are not only my Pastor, but my family as well. I consider myself blessed to have you as my Pastor and to attend TBT. I have been blessed to grow up under your Daddy and it's a comfort to have my Pastor's training come from the man I admire most as a Pastor!!! I love you and Mrs. Carol and consider you my friends. Thank you for being a good (and cheerful) boss for those years as well. I thoroughly enjoyed working at TCS and miss my time there. I will continue praying for you as you continue to lead the flock for another 10!!! Love in Christ!
Bro. David thank you for being the great man of God that you are. We are so thankful that you are not only our great preacher and friend, but our great "PASTOR" as well! Many thanks to both you and Sis. Carol for all you do for our TBT family. Congratulations on ten great years as we look forward to many more just like it! May God richly bless you and your family in all you endeavor to do. "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you." Phil.1:3
Bill and Shirley Moody
Thank you for being the Pastor you are. Praying for another 10 years.
Don and Pam Leidig
Hello Pastor David, this message is to let you know just how much the Johnson family appreciates you. From the youngest to the oldest, we love you and Carol so much for the encouragement and support you both bring to our family.
Paul and Sherleen Johnson
Pastor David, I wish we could put into words just how thankful we are that you are our pastor. Thank you for standing on the Word of God and for preaching truth to our family. We are truly blessed to call you Pastor and grateful to call you our friend. We love you very much!
Bro. Craig, Mrs. Sandy, Stephen and Elizabeth Hudgins
Congratulations on 10 wonderful years! Bobby and I are so blessed that God led us to TBT! I thank God so often for having such a great church!! There is such a sweet spirit at the Tabernacle and some of the nicest people we have ever met. Our lives are blessed to have such a wonderful pastor that we know will always preach the truth and be a Godly example for everyone. Thank you so much for all that you and Mrs. Carol do. We love you both very much!!!
Bobby and Tiffany Ray
Thank you for these ten years and the sacrifices that you and your family have made. We are truly blessed to have a pastor like you! We love you and thank you!!
We are so blessed to have you as our Pastor. Thank you for your love and dedication to our church and for always standing firm on God's Word. We love you and Mrs. Carol!
Damion and Susan Vaughan
Thank you and Carol for your friendship. You are both such a blessing to us. We appreciate the 10 years of service to us and the church family as our pastor and your unwavering stance on preaching the Bible and not what we want to hear. God bless you two and we look forward to the next 10 years.
Ron and Kathy Hart and Paige Hood
What a blessing to have a preacher who prays for your family daily! Preacher David has been there for our family in every milestone of our lives. From salvation, baptism births and deaths, he has always been there for us. What a godly example to follow. Thank you, Brother David, for loving us like your family. We love you and pray for you daily!
Brandon and Shellie Osment
Brother David, How could we ever tell you what you mean to us? You are truly a godly man and we love and respect you more than words can tell. When you preach, we know the Holy Spirit visits and when we walk out of a worship service, we know that you are being used as a vessel of God, to deliver God's Word to us, uncompromised, a Pastor who says what he means and means what he says. How precious your gift is. You've been such an inspiration in our lives and the lives of our girls. Thank you for being a counselor to me when my Daddy passed and it seemed my family was falling apart. You know things in my life that I would not trust telling anyone else, and because of your compassion, I know to live for my husband, my children, grandchildren, myself, and most important, for my God. I know that you are always praying for us, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have a Pastor who really cares. I also know that Ron would do anything for you, because we love our Pastor, and are proud to also call you Friend. We feel God has shown favor in our lives because we belong to the greatest Church, and we have the greatest Pastor. We go way back, and our love, respect, and appreciation grows constantly. Thank you for what you mean in our lives. You will always be loved by us. Because of His Amazing Grace,
Ron and Terri Mast - Phil. 1:3-6
Dear Preacher David: What can we say!!!!!! It has been a wonderful ten years. Thank you, Preacher, for these years. So appreciate all the effort, love and Christian teachings that have come from you. You had some mighty big shoes to fill; you’ve filled them well. I thank God each and every day for giving you to us. Might add, I helped to raise you – haha. We love you, David, can’t remember not having you in our lives. May God continue to bless you and yours always and in all ways.
Congratulations, daddy, on 10 years as Pastor! Thank you for always praying for me and never giving up on me when I was out in the world. Now no worries, I'm gloriously saved!
Happy 10th Anniversary Preacher! We are so glad God brought us both to The Tabernacle and that he has given you as our Pastor. Thank you for all that you do for us and for The Lord!
Walt and Katherine Pickens
We love you, Pastor David! Thank you for all you do and for being such a great, Godly example for us. We are so thankful for you and Mrs. Carol. Happy 10 years! Looking forward to serving the Lord together for many more :)
Bryan and Abbey Holland
Pastor David, Thank you for living a life that is always pointing to the cross. Blessed to call you family, but moreover......my pastor!
We are truly blessed to be a part of the GREATEST CHURCH in all the world and to have the GREATEST PASTOR in all the world. Thank you so much for the love that you show our family and for the prayers you have prayed for our family. You are truly one of a kind. Thank you for sticking with the old ways and not changing just because times have changed. God hasn't changed! We are honored to serve under you at The Baptist Tabernacle and look forward to many more years together. Again I want to say Thank You and we love you.
Jay and Lulu Holland
Pastor David, we want to thank you and tell you how much we appreciate you and Mrs. Carol. There really is not enough words. You have truly blessed our life and made such a difference in our life. Thank you for standing on God's Word and for Standing up for Jesus!! For how you love and care for each and every member of your Congregation and their families!! We thank God for bringing us to the Greatest Church in the world and for the Greatest Pastor in all the World!!! We love you!!! We're Blessed!!!!
Joey and Mildred Huckabee
Bro. David, we love you and appreciate all that you do for our church family.
Roger and Katrina Self
Dear Bro. David, I have learned so much, just by being in church listening to the messages God has gave to you to deliver. Every service, some part, be it big or little, I constantly tell myself, God gave you that message for me, I can be down, or struggling with finances or family, or feeling ill, and something in that message puts me back in my place. I tell my kids, when I stop getting a message, I will know I have learned everything the Lord wants me to know. I don't see that day coming anytime soon, so I will try my hardest to be at the greatest church, everytime the doors are open for service. We love you, respect you, look up to you, and appreciate everything you do for us.
Thank you for being a true man of God! Love you and I am praying for you and Mrs. Carol.
We would like to let you know just how much we love you and appreciate you for your love and prayers for our family. We really believe you pray for us and care about our family. We believe with out a doubt God sent us to this church. We thank you for your stand for God and the truth and for not wavering. We love you and think you’re the best pastor in all the world pastoring the greatest church in all the world. We stand behind you 100% and will be there for you to help hold your hands up when you feel weak or like giving up. We pray for you and your family daily. We love you.
Chris and Lisa Leach
Words can not convey what Keith and I feel about have the greatest Pastor, Pastor’s wife in the world. We love you and are so blessed to have you as our Pastor. Just keep on keeping on for Jesus. Love you and Ms. Carol bunches!
Keith and Kay Dunn
Congratulations for 10 faithful years, Pastor David! You are in a field and class all of your own. It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful (I Corinthians 4:2). You have fulfilled the requirement. You have honored our Lord. God bless you and your family during this time of celebration. I love and admire you!
Dr. Johnny Pope
Pastor David, You will never know how much you and TBT has changed our lives over the past 10 years. We are fed every service by God's word, our children have grown up to be amazing adults, and now we get to watch our grandchildren grow in the grace of God's word and we are all so loved by you and Mrs. Carol. We appreciate the sacrifices given by the both of you in order for us to have a place to worship, grow, and serve the Lord together.
Pastor, Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! It takes a special person to pastor a church and you are a special pastor! In the short year Wendy and I have grown to love you and your family! Once again, congratulations, we love and appreciate you!
Congratulations to Bro. David and Sis. Carol on your 10 year anniversary. God has blessed TBT with a great man of God and I pray for many years ahead of prosperous ministry for you and your family. I'm glad we crossed paths, and I appreciate and value your friendship.
Pastor Kevin Kuykendall
Thank you so much for your love, dedication, and compassion toward your flock. I truly am blessed to have you as my Pastor...love you Brother David!
Pastor Moody has certainly been a means of blessing to me. I pray for him on a daily basis.
Evangelist Darrell Weaver
We are so blessed and so thankful to have you as our Pastor. Thank you for the example and encouragement you are to us. Thank you for preaching what we need to hear, even if it's not what we want to hear. We love you and are praying for you.
David & Jessica Johnson
Thank you for being my pastor and for your prayers for me and for your belief in the old time way of sharing the TRUTH!!!
I will never be able to thank you enough for the wonderful memorial service you presented for my husband, Tom Hoy (Tami Weck's stepfather)...and many thanks for giving her a happy and loving church family!
Thank you for your encouragement, for truly leading with a servant’s heart, and for sticking with the old-time way. It is a blessing to still walk into a church that looks like a church! I’m glad we have a first-class pastor and a first-class church, because as you say, we serve a first-class God! Thank you for your prayers and for always being there for us. I’m praying for you and love you, Pastor! You are a blessing!
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