In 1859 as Oregon became the 33rd state in the Union and unrest was beginning in the country between the North and South which would turn to Civil War, Tabernacle Church was being birthed. Seventeen Scottish immigrants grew tired of travelling up to 12 miles on horseback to go to church and so as another winter approached, they started their own in a small and then rural town called Youngstown, Ohio. On October 10th, 1859, this group of immigrants held their first official worship service … and now, 150 years later, we look back at where we have been and move forward anticipating where God will take us by His grace.
Throughout the month of October this historic church will be celebrating God’s faithfulness in the past as we strive to serve Him into the future. We will highlight 4 strands that we believe form the fabric of who we are and who God has called us to be. Those strands are church planting, ministry to our community, youth ministry, and sound doctrine. Two special guests throughout the month will be Dr. Robert Stauffer who served as the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle EPC for twelve years and Dr. Jeff Jeremiah who will come as we discuss sound doctrine and celebrate our 26 years as a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Editors Note: This press release was prepared by Jeff Jeremiah, Stated Clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church