Our History

We serve a great God who takes ordinary individuals and allows them to do the extraordinary.  This was the case for Ronny and Joan Dabbs.  God lead this couple to Gardendale, Alabama to begin a church, along with a core group of committed Christians.  In December of 1972, Gardendale Baptist Tabernacle was birthed, and Pastor Dabbs, along with a supportive congregation, began to impact the community of Gardendale.


Seeing a real need for Christian education, by faith the members of GBT stepped out and opened the doors of Tabernacle Christian School in the fall of 1974.  We praise God decades later that the Dabbs' followed God's leading and began a school ministry for the sole purpose of sharing the gospel and training children to serve God.


Through the years, many students have come to accept Christ as their personal Savior and to take real steps of spiritual maturity in their walk with God.  We can only give God the praise and the glory because we recognize it was nothing "man" did, but it was by the hand of God, and by the amazing grace of God, that souls have been impacted for eternity!