PASTOR EMERITUS – JACK PHILLIPS-
In 1976, God led Jack Phillips and his wife Pat to start Tabernacle Baptist Church on the campgrounds of Living Water Youth Camp. Preacher Jack had previously pastored Candor Baptist Church in Candor, Ebenezer Christian Church in Raleigh, and Grace Christian Church in Sanford. Preacher Jack pastored the church for 25 years, stepping down in December of 2001. Today, he continues his itinerant preaching ministry in many churches in North Carolina. Miss Pat is the music director of the church. They have two children: Chris, who serves as a pastor to the Hispanics in Charleston, SC and Sherri, who is the wife of the current pastor, Michael Free.
PASTOR MICHAEL FREE
Pastor Mike came to Tabernacle Baptist Church in July of 1991 following his marriage to Preacher Jack and Miss Pat’s daughter, Sherri. He served as the youth and assistant pastor for nearly 11 years. When Preacher Jack stepped down in 2001, the church then called Pastor Mike to be their pastor in January of 2002. They have three children: Jonathan, Jessica, and Jordyn.