Happy Birthday

  •  July 22 -   Nia Hill
  • July 21 -    Shirley Mackey
  • July 17 -    Juanita Smith
                      Marcus Tyus
  • July 15 -    Myrtis Bradley
                      Brian Howard
                      Joan Scott-Tabb
                      Michael Williams
  • July 14 -   Whitney Tyus
  • July 11th -    Carla Jackson
                        Marvin Taylor
  • July 9th -     Trustee Emeritus David Jenkins
    8th -      Nell Walker & Marcus Tyus
  • July 9th -   David Jenkins











Praise Dance Ministry

The Praise Dance Ministry will be on vacation from July 1, 2019 thru September 30, 2019.  Please enjoy your summer.  Be safe.  We look forward to refocusing our energy on this ministry in the coming months.

During the summer if anyone knows of any young ladies or young gentlemen who would like to join this ministry, please let us know.  All interested participants are welcomed.


Praise Ministry Leaders

Tr. Stacie Bonner @ (773) 209-9177
Tr. L. Calhoun @ (312) 617-2200

Thought for the Week

"The greatness of a community is most accurately
measured by the compassionate actions of its members"
(Coretta Scott King)



Summer Bible Study

What is an apologist?  What is evidential apologetic?  

Christian Apologetics will be taught by Pastor Sharp each Wednesday evening.

July 17 - September 4 @ 6:30pm - 8pm

Quietly trust yourself to Christ your Lord, and if anybody asks why you believe as you do, be ready to tell him, and do it in a gentle and respectful way.  Do what is right; then if men speak against you, calling you evil names, they will become ashamed of themselves for falsely accusing you when you have only done what is good.  (1 Peter 3:15-16 (TLB)



55th Pastor's Anniversary

Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church celebration

The 55th Pastoral Anniversary 
Rev. Dr. Donald L. & Lady Lurlie Sharp


Friday, November 15, 2019

Tickets - $50 per person

Oak Lawn Hilton
9333 S. Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn IL


Trustee Alma Bonner & Rev. Valerie A. Howard, Co-Chairs


Children's Church

The Children's Church Ministry will break for the summer.  The ministry will resume for the children on Sunday, September 8, 2019 @11am.  We pray the children and their families will enjoy and have a safe summer.

First Quarter Membership Report


January - March 2019


Calls Made -         234

Cards sent -         245

Prayer Request  -    7

Referrals -              3

Hospitalization/Family Death

In the event of the hospitalization or the death of a member of the church or a family member, please contact the church office with the necessary information.

Web Page

Have you looked at our web page  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Have you checked our facebook page this will help you keep in the know?

LED Announcement

If you would like to have an event broadcast on the LED screen outside, please submit your request to Rev. Valerie Howard, in writing, at least two weeks in advance of your event.

Weekly Announcements

Please have all announcements in the Church Office no later than Wednesday in order to be in the Sunday Bulletin. -

Go to for all your needs:  Weekly announcements, Pastor's Desk, news from the Baptist world and see some wonderful pictures of our church ministies & family.  

Get into the habit of viewing both and FTBC on facbook on a regular basis.  Also, recommend to your friends to Like us on FB.

FTBC is on Facebook


Faith Tabernacle is on Facebook! To log on, type in "FTBC" in the search field and then "like" the FTBC page. It's simple! Invite all of your Facebook friends to "like" the FTBC page, too.
We are aiming for 1,000 likes by year's end. We can do it with your help.


Prayer Changes Things.  . . . . Churches, Communities, Families, Sickness.  
                                            Join FTBC each Sunday @ 9:15a.m. for Prayer and watch God change things.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Build your body in 66 ways by attending Sunday Morning Bible Study from 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
classes for all ages

"Adopt a Bulletin Board"

The church has plenty of display space that can be used for posting anything from an advertisement to an announcement.  God an idea or suggestion that you would like to se on the bulletin boards in the lower level or want to promote a special event you may be sponsoring?  Do you want to create your own bulletin board or ADOPT-A-BULLETIN BOARD for a month, a short period of time, or a year?  Interested?  Inquire with Andrea Daniels, Bridgett Stewart or Shirley Battle.  More information to come.