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Faith Tabernacle

"..all the trees of the field shall clap their hands..." (Isaiah 55:12)





The usual First-Sunday-Evening-of-the-month "Food and Fellowship" after church has been cancelled for February.

We will resume as usual on the first Sunday evening of March.  Watch for further changes.

Mark your calendar:  Food and Fellowship after evening service on the First Sunday in March!






​*Welcome to our place on the Web*

We are glad you stopped by to visit our website.  We are located at 1606 Electric; Lincoln Park, Michigan.

Pastor Jerry P. Grubbs and Sister Lorinda Grubbs and congregation will make you feel welcome, so come by and join us at 10 AM for Sunday School, 11 AM Sunday Morning Worship, 6 PM First Sunday evening of each month with fellowship and food after church.

Wednesday night youth services will resume July 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM.  Come, bring your youth!

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Pastor Jerry and Sister Lorinda



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Note:  This is a new website for Faith Tabernacle.

We are no longer able to update our original website,

so for years prior to 2016, Click Here.

To navigate here, go to "Menu" at top of each page.

The VIDEO Pages are from live church services.

Be sure to go by the Guestbook and let us know you came by.  We appreciate your visit!



Some things on this page (in this order)

Faith Tabernacle's Beginning

Tribute to Founding Pastor Paul Grubbs and Present Pastor Jerry P. Grubbs

What We Believe




Our Beginning

(This story appeared in the church magazine The Gospel Herald, June issue, 2004)

On May 29, 1954, the first service was held at 2411 Junction Street in Detroit, Michigan.  This was the start of the Faith Tabernacle CGMA.  Rev. Paul Grubbs had been the pastor at Black Diamond, Tennessee; Valley Creek, Tennessee and Akron, Ohio.  He drove from Detroit to Akron when he was the pastor there.


Rev. Paul Grubbs & Sister Vergel Grubbs

In 1954 Pastor Grubbs felt that God wanted him to start a church in Detroit.  Along with his wife, Vergel, and five children (Ina, Gloria, Mary, Jerry and Levenda), he took a leap of faith and rented a storefront on Junction Street.  He also had the help of Rev. Mark Prewitt and his family working on the building and in the services.

In 1957 God sent a great revival to the church.  Rev. Robert Manis was the evangelist.  Many souls were saved.  Among them were Fred Cornelius, James E. Prewitt, Carl Prewitt and Jerry Grubbs, all of whom became pastors and leaders in the CGMA.

In August, 1959 the church purchased a bank building at 6061 W Vernor in Detroit.  There was much work to be done to renovate the building, but the faithful members began working to turn this building into a beautiful place to worship.  When the building was completed, the worship services began, and God poured His blessings out on the congregation.

In 1987 Pastor Grubbs along with other members of the church felt that they should make a move to Lincoln Park since the majority of the members lived in this area.  Rev. Jerry Grubbs spotted a rental hall that was for sale; the building was purchased and once again the renovation began.  The volunteer carpenters, painters and other workers made this building into another beautiful place to worship.  The City of Lincoln Park presented the church with a Renovation Award at the church's 35-year celebration.

In 1992 Pastor Paul Grubbs retired and his son, Rev. Jerry Grubbs, was elected Pastor.


On May 28, 1995 the Lord called Pastor Paul Grubbs home.  He is still greatly missed by all those who knew him, but we thank God that the church is still going strong under the leadership of Pastor Jerry.  He is an anointed preacher who preaches the truth without holding back.  Souls are still being saved, broken hearts are being mended and the sick are being healed.  Praise God He is still blessing the church!

In 1994 an addition was added to the church which gave the church a combination of fellowship hall and Sunday school rooms.  Later a baptismal pool was installed and most recently a sound booth has been built and more remodeling has been done inside the building.  God has given us both spiritual and material blessings.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people of the past and present for their contribution to the Faith Tabernacle CGMA--the teachers, leaders in all areas, prayer warriors and the door keepers.  Without your faithfulness to the work of the Lord there would not be a church.  God bless all of you.

Rev. Paul Grubbs, Founding Pastor of Faith Tabernacle

Father's Day 2017

Tribute by David Grubbs to his Grandfather, Rev. Paul Grubbs

and his dad, Rev. Jerry P. Grubbs

Song: "So He Did What He Had to Do" (David wrote and produced the song)


50-Year Celebration

The 50-year celebration began on Wednesday night with pictures being shown on a large screen in the sanctuary.  These included pictures of the past and present.  Pastor Scott Isham was the special speaker for this night and the next.  Pastor Scott brought two inspiring and encouraging messages.  We appreciate him and his congregation for being a part of our celebration.

On Saturday night and Sunday morning, our District Overseer, Rev. Fred Cornelius, brought the messages.  Once again the glory of the Lord came down and blessed the services and Brother Cornelius preached under such a great anointing.  Sister Mary Cornelius shared some early memories she had on Junction Street in Detroit.  Sister Mary is the daughter of Rev. Paul Grubbs.  Then those member who have served the church for 50 years were honored.  Those members are Linda Ferrell, Ina Mosher, Pastor Jerry Grubs, Vergel Grubbs, Gloria Wright and Phyllis Ferrell (pictured below).

The day concluded with a delicious dinner prepared by the wonderful cooks of the church.





We Believe


 We Believe...The scriptures are inspired by God.  Both the Old and New Testaments are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. 

 We Believe...In the Trinity.  That God exists in three distinct persons, namely the father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

 We Believe...In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.  That Jesus is the eternal Son of God.  He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles while on the earth and died on the cross as a substitution and payment for our sins.  That he rose again on the third day and is exalted to the right hand of God the father

 We Believe...In the fall of man.  Man was created good and upright, however, by voluntary transgression man fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God.

 We Believe...In the salvation of man.  Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.  That whosoever should call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 We Believe...Baptism in water by immersion.  Jesus being our example and commanding us to be baptized in water in the name of the father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.  It is the outward sign of the inward change.  Demonstrating the laying down of the old nature and being raised up a new creature in Christ Jesus.

 We Believe...In Holy Communion.  Remembering the Lord’s death until he comes again.  The bread representing his body and the cup representing his blood.

 We Believe...In the baptism in the Holy Ghost.  That all believers are entitled to and should activity seek the promise of the father, the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire.

 We Believe...In speaking in tongues as the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost.

 We Believe...In the Gifts of the Spirit.  That they are part of the New Testament church and should be in operation in the local body.

 We Believe...In the outward expression of worship towards God.  In both vocal and silent praise, raising the hand, clapping hands in praise, singing and rejoicing because of the goodness of God.

 We Believe...In praying for the sick by the laying on the hands and anointing with oil.

 We Believe...In the fellowship of the believers.



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