Dr. David C. Moody became our Pastor on March 9, 2003, as the successor to his father, who is the Founding Pastor of The Baptist Tabernacle. He accredits his Christian education to his Sunday School of his younger years and the years he spent at Tabernacle Christian School. Though his education was a collective effort through Baptist University of America, Luther Rice Baptist Seminary and Immanuel Bible Seminary, he still says he received his greatest training in preparation for the ministry by sitting under his father and being mentored by other great men of God. His greatest influences are fundamental Baptist preachers who proved themselves in great service and faith. They include his father, Dr. R. Hudson Moody, Dr. Teague Groce, Dr. Lee Roberson, Dr. John R. Rice, Dr. Curtis Hutson, Dr. Sammy Allen, Dr. Harold Sightler, Dr. Lester Roloff, Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. and Dr. Maze Jackson.
Pastor David and his wife, Carol, met in 1970 at The Baptist Tabernacle. Through the providential will of God, they were married while attending college. In 1993, the church called Pastor David to assist his dad full-time at The Tabernacle. He and Carol have served together in ministry since that time. We are proud to serve with our family and grandchildren. Pastor David is passionate about the call God has put on his life to preach His Word. Through his leadership and integrity, The Baptist Tabernacle has remained a church with high standards, strong convictions and a fervent evangelistic spirit. Because of his unapologetic preaching, lost souls still find salvation. Under his leadership, our Sunday School Ministry has almost doubled and our Bus Ministry has grown from one bus to many, as we continue to bring in boys and girls to hear about the One who loves them and died for them. Our Missions Program is stronger than ever and our purpose is still "For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12).