Tabernacle Baptist Church will begin meeting back inside the month of July @ 11am

Our Purpose

Tabernacle Baptist Church is all about purpose. The Bible gives us a clear purpose to share the message of Jesus Christ within our church, our community, and our world. The purpose of Tabernacle Baptist Church is: “Worship God. Love Others. Reach the World.”

What We Believe

Tabernacle is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and we are in agreement with The Baptist Faith and Message 2000, a statement of belief adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. CLICK HERE to view the Baptist Faith and Message. Tabernacle is also affiliated with the Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware (BCM/D) and the Baltimore Baptist Association (BBA). We believe in, and support, the Cooperative Program in our giving. In addition, we support annual Missions offerings to support missionaries on the Home and Foreign fields.

Our Leaders

The leaders of TBC serve due to the calling that had been placed on their hearts to serve God. We want you to feel comfortable and accepted when you visit. Please say hi to one of the staff listed below when you stop by.

Dr. Andrew Bell

Senior Pastor

Pastor Andy came to Tabernacle in June 2011. He has been married to his wife Michelle since September 2006 and has two children, Luke and Leah. Pastor Andy finished his Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in December 2009; and in December 2014 he finished his D.Min in Christian Leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Pastor Andy enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending quality time with his family.

Denise Absalom

Church Secretary


Denise is a lifelong resident of Baltimore, Maryland and has resided in the Essex/Middle River area for over 58 years. She has been with Tabernacle Baptist Church since May 2019. Denise may be reached at the church office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 410.686.3464

Janice Rudolph


Janice has been with Tabernacle Baptist Church since 1994 and has been employed in the capacity of custodian for 20 years. She is dedicated to doing her very best in everything she does and plays an indispensable role here at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.

Matthew 6:33