Name: Mount Tabor Baptist Church

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Denomination: Baptist.

Street address: 28668 N. Main St., Newsoms

phone number: 654-9313

e-mail address:

Pastor/Pastors: Pastor Jeremiah Cole/Asst. Pastor Steve Ellsworth

Weekly service times: Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m., Wednesday Bible study 6:30 p.m. youth/7:30 p.m. adults.

Year founded: 1882

Prior locations: None

Other ministries: Steppers, Tots, Armorbearers, Youth, Unity Choir and Male Chorus

Number of members: 200

Advice to a first-time visitor: Trust God

One thing you wish everyone knew about your church: There is a lot of love here.

Philosophy in one sentence: There is only one true God

pastor’s background: Graduated from Southampton High school, attends Chowan College and worked at the Newport News Shipyard.

pastor’s philosophy: God honors faithfulness

quote from someone in the congregation: “If you can’t say amen, say ouch,” Brother Randall Phipps.

wheRe the church should be in five years: Expanding, building, daycare, outreach and full time staff.