Pastor David and Sally Whitaker .
The Whitaker's know what it’s like to have no hope and feel that life is full of disappointment and despair. One day in a church like this, they found hope, joy and peace. Since that day it has been their desire to share this hope with others. It is a ministry in teaching the word and leading the way to eternal life. Pastor David Whitaker can relate to the young and old. He is gifted with the inspiration of the scriptures and will enlighten you in your understanding of God's word and prepare you for His coming.
What We Believe:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God (II Tim. 3:16)
Salvation comes by being delivered from sin by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This deliverance comes by repenting of our sins, being baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins, and receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the Bible evidence of speaking in other tongues as set forth in Acts 2:1-4 and Acts 2:36-41.
There is only one God and in Him dwells all fullness of the Godhead bodily (I John 5:7 and Col. 2:9).
We are commanded to live a godly life separated from the sin of this world (Titus 2:12); and are warned that without holiness, no man shall see the Lord (Heb. 12:14).
There is no sickness or disease too hard for God. We believe in Divine Healing and that God still can move in a miraculous way (Isa. 53:5 and I Pet. 2:24).
We invite you to experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ!
7 questions YOU want to ask.
1. What should I wear?
Definitely wear something, anything less would be really awkward, and possibly embarrassing. But otherwise, you can simply come comfortable. There is NO DRESS CODE!
Men: Some men wear blue jeans and a t-shirt, others go all the way and come dressed in a suit. But whatever you feel comfortable in you will be welcomed.
Ladies: Pants, Skirts, Dresses are common attire among the worshipers at Hope. So again, whatever you feel most comfortable in.
2. Where should I park?
Parking is easy. All the regular members will park on the left side of the church, while the paved parking is on the right side and is available for you. This allows for easy access to the entrance of the building located in the very front of the Church.
3. What happens once I'm inside?
You will be welcomed by one of our trained greeters who will answer all of your questions and show you around. They LOVE their job and you will feel very welcomed and never out of place.
4. What about my children?
We have many services designed just for kids. So depending on what service time you arrive, the greeter will be able to fill you in on the options we have for them. You can send them into their own classroom or you can simply bring them along with you.
5. What is the worship service like?
Many have told us that the worship service feels more like a celebration than a church service. Our praise team is young and energetic and so are the songs that they will be singing. The entire worship service is geared toward exalting Jesus Christ and getting us to connect with God. The worship team will always mix in some old and new songs as they understand the diversity of our congregation. Either way, you should feel right at home.
6. What about the preaching?
The preaching/teaching is anything but boring or mundane. The ministers at Hope Tabernacle are passionate about the Word of God. They absolutely believe in the divine power of Almighty God. You will be amazed by the revelation and the faith received after hearing the preached Word of God.
7. What will we NOT be experiencing?
You will not be bored that is for sure and everything will be done decently and in order. You will not be called out or asked to speak. If you want prayer we will pray for you and expect God to answer. If you would rather not have prayer, that's OK, too. We respect all of our guest's "space".
8. Are there any RULES I need to know about?
Absolutely NO RULES. Well maybe a couple;
Rule #1. Have fun.
Rule #2. Come with an expectation of the miraculous and marvelous demonstration of God's Spirit.
Rule #3. Come Again!