We are glad that you have taken the opportunity to learn more about our church. Here at GBT it is our desire to see people saved and get involved in the local church. We encourage you to visit with us and experience the difference Christ has made in our lives. You will find a place for every member of your family to learn the Word of God and understand its answers for life’s challenges.

Home Ministries

Our nursery ministry offers a safe place for infants through three year olds during each service that we have. Your child will learn biblical songs and be cared by people who have a heart for children.
Our Jr. Kids Church is for four year olds through 2nd graders and is during our 11:00 Sunday worship service. This group participates in many activities throughout the year, including summer water days, and special events. Each week they learn Bible verses, Bible lessons, and great songs.
The KidZone is children’s church for 3rd through 6th graders during our 11:00 worship service. This is a great program taught by wonderful teachers who get the kids interested in the Word of God and show them that church is fun, and a great place to be. The KidZone also has special events throughout the year.
4The Sunday school hour has a class specially designed for each member of the family. We provide exciting class for children and teens. Adult classes meet the needs of young adults, young married couples, middle-aged couples, as well as those in their senior years.
ReaLife Youth Ministries seeks to teach teens how to “live for a REAL God in a REAL world.” Our goal is to equip teens with the tools necessary to live a successful Christian life while here on this earth. We have a teen service every Wednesday night where they will hear Bible preaching from the youth pastor, as well as participate in monthly activities. We also have annual trips that we schedule: Six Flags, summer youth camp, ski trip, whitewater rafting, an all-nighter, and a youth mission trip every other summer.
One of the oldest ministries of our church is the bus ministry. We make weekly visits to surrounding communities in the area. While visiting, members invite boys and girls and moms and dads to come and visit our church. GBT reaches hundreds of boys and girls and their parents through the bus ministry.
For nearly twenty years, Gardendale Baptist Tabernacle has participated in the AWANA Bible club program on Wednesday nights. AWANA stands for “A Workman And Not Ashamed.” This Bible club provides a great opportunity young children ages two through sixth grade to participate in Bible memorization, enjoyable game time, as well as challenging counseling time from the Word of God.
The desire of the Women’s Ministry at GBT is to share and equip women with God’s truths so that they will come into a growing and fruitful relationship with their personal Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. The Women’s Ministry offers several different types of Bible studies, fellowships, special events, and retreats throughout the year. Please check out our calendar periodically for information on the ongoing classes and events.
In 1974, Pastor Ronny Dabbs started Tabernacle Christian School in order to offer quality Christian education to our community. K-3, K-4, and K-5 programs are offered, as well as grades 1-12. TCS also offers a full athletic program, higher ACT scores, as well as a well-rounded, Christ-centered education. Please visit the school website for more information.


Single Day Events
Cubbies award night practice
April 28, 2010.
TCS 2013 Graduation (midweek service)
May 21, 2013


Sep 25, 2016
Towel Off
  • Sep 25, 2016Towel Off
    Sep 25, 2016
    Towel Off
  • Sep 18, 2016Simple Connection
    Sep 18, 2016
    Simple Connection
  • Sep 11, 2016MVP
    Sep 11, 2016
  • Mar 6, 2016True Confessions of a Terrible Parent Pt. 1
    Mar 6, 2016
    True Confessions of a Terrible Parent Pt. 1
  • Dec 6, 2015Christmas Through the Eyes of Mary
    Dec 6, 2015
    Christmas Through the Eyes of Mary
  • Nov 29, 2015Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph
    Nov 29, 2015
    Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph
  • Nov 22, 2015How God Speaks Through Life’s Storms
    Nov 22, 2015
    How God Speaks Through Life’s Storms
  • Nov 15, 2015Raising Kids that Count
    Nov 15, 2015
    Raising Kids that Count
  • Sep 16, 2015Back to School Revival – Wednesday
    Sep 16, 2015
    Back to School Revival – Wednesday
  • Sep 15, 2015Back to School Revival – Tuesday
    Sep 15, 2015
    Back to School Revival – Tuesday

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Church Information

Worship Times:
Sunday 10:00a.m. — Sunday School
Sunday 11:00a.m. — Morning Worship
Sunday 6:00p.m. — Evening Worship
Wednesday 7:00p.m. — Mid-week Service
From Interstate 65, take exit #272, the Mt. Olive Rd exit.
Proceed east on the Mt. Olive Rd exit to the second traffic light (approx. 1/2 mile).
Turn left at the second traffic light onto Decatur Hwy (Hwy 31).
Church is one mile up Decatur Hwy on the right.
2649 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale, AL 35071

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