Our Vision & Values

Our original downtown location – 1901

Pastor Dick Moody during “Children’s Church” – mid 1970s

Dr. James Poole leading a worship service – 2001

Tabernacle Christmas Eve Service – 2015


Beginning in 1899, with just 86 members, Tabernacle has always stood for Biblical teaching and God’s glory through Jesus Christ. God’s church at Tabernacle began in a downtown feed store in Ennis TX. Tabernacle soon moved to its own downtown building. We are now located on a 20-acre campus, not too far from the downtown area. Tabernacle has always been a symbol of love, mercy, and a catalyst of change. Now, while standing on the shoulders of many great men and women of the past, Tabernacle has a clear vision to Experience Family; a vision that has been felt in the past and now guides us into the future.


Every church family has the same clear mission to love God through Jesus Christ, love others and teach others to do the same, thus adhering to the Great Commandments and the Great Commission. (Matthew 22:30-40, Matthew 28:18-20)


We are a biblically rooted church that wants to help you overcome life’s emptiness through a deeper relationship with Christ and a connection to a family that cares.


Our goal is to help people take the next step on their spiritual journey towards Jesus Christ. The eight values listed below do not describe who we are; they describe what we are aiming for. At Tabernacle, we want believers who understand, embrace, and strive to make these values a part of who they are. Our 8 Core Values are

  1. We Desire to Reveal God’s Glory
  2. We Desire to Know and Proclaim the Gospel
  3. We Desire to Be Transformed
  4. We Desire to Multiply by Making Disciples
  5. We Desire to Follow God’s Word
  6. We Desire to Invest Into the Body of Christ
  7. We Desire to Serve Wholeheartedly
  8. We Desire to Experience Family


We are a Southern Baptist Church. We look to the Baptist Faith and Message as a statement of our faith.