A Brief History

The History of Gospel Tabernacle Church

Gospel Tabernacle Church (GT) 144 Mang Avenue, Gibbstown, NJ, was founded in 1952 by the late Elder Isaiah Baker and his wife Mother Ethel Baker.  Initially, services were held in a tent and later moved to the basement of Sis. Funche’s house.  In 1953, Elder Baker along with Elder George Miller, Elder Selder Moragne, Brother Lenwood and community volunteers built GT and later joined the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Organization.

On September 20, 1957, five years after the Lord had sent him, the Lord called Elder Isaiah Baker home.  It was his desire that upon his death Elder Coble would pastor and carry on the work that he started.  Elder George Coble immediately began a diligent effort to continue building the church.

Upon his death on October 23, 1978, the Lord sent Elder Milton E. Moore, Sr. and Mother Barbara Bryant-Moore to continue the work of the late Elders Isaiah Baker and George Coble.  Elder Moore labored tirelessly, with a few faithful members, to beautify the House of God and bring lost souls to Christ. In addition to the church property being expanded and the purchasing of a church van, GT developed programs to outreach the community members such as the bike-a-thon and crab feast as well as participated in Gibbstown Day.  The church continued to prosper over the years under the leadership of Elder Milton E. Moore, Sr. and his wife Mother Barbara Bryant-Moore.

On October 2, 2006, Elder Milton E. Moore, Sr. retired after serving GT for 28 years.  He then passed the mantle to Pastor Roy L. Cook, Sr. and his wife Monica Moore-Cook.  Church services continue to evolve with the integration of technology to enhance the worship experience.  Pastor Cook keeps the focus on spiritual education with the development of new members classes, interactive weekly bible study and sunday school.

In 2012, GT became an independent, non-denominational church.  The Lord continues to send new members into the vinyard to help his servants.