Welcome to

Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church

340 Convent Ave @ 144th Street      New York, NY 10031

Rev. Jeffrey M. Crenshaw, Pastor

Phone: 212.368.4754       Fax: 212.281.7655

Email: churchadmin@greatertabernaclebc.org


Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6;00am
Call Our Prayer Line: Dial 712-775-7031, access number 621185#

Regular Weekly Schedule

We Are Strengthened by God's Word  


9:30am Adult Sunday School

Youth Sunday School 2nd & 4th Sundays

11:00am Sunday Morning Worship

        Communion Service - 1st Sunday


6:00pm - 7:30pm  Bible Study and Prayer Meeting  


7:00pm Choir Rehearsal


[click here to see full 2019 calendar]


Saturday  11:00am - 1:00pm 

(All dates and times subject to change. Please check back often to confirm the date)

> March 9, 2019

> March 23, 2019

> April 13, 2019

> April 27, 2019


Did You Know?

Before there was Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin.

Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette Colvin.

It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette had been studying Black leaders like Harriet Tubman in her segregated school, those conversations had led to discussions around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all experiencing. When the bus driver ordered Claudette to get up, she refused, “It felt like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the other side of me pushing me down. I couldn't get up."

Claudette Colvin’s stand didn’t stop there. Arrested and thrown in jail, she was one of four women who challenged the segregation law in court. If Browder v. Gayle became the court case that successfully overturned bus segregation laws in both Montgomery and Alabama, why has Claudette’s story been largely forgotten? At the time, the NAACP and other Black organizations felt Rosa Parks made a better icon for the movement than a teenager. As an adult with the right look, Rosa Parks was also the secretary of the NAACP, and was both well-known and respected – people would associate her with the middle class and that would attract support for the cause. But the struggle to end segregation was often fought by young people, more than half of which were women. 


Join our prayer line 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00am, 712-775-7031 access code 621185#
(if you encounter a problem, dial 716-293-9628 then dial the above number 

FEBRUARY - Black History Month
65th Church Anniversary Month
>> Friday, February 15, 2019. 7:30pm Guest: Mt Neboh Baptist Church
>> Sunday, February 24, 2019. 3:30pm Guest: Walker Memorial Baptist Church

MARCH - Women's History Month
>> Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday. Lenten Season Begins
>> Sunday, March 10, 2019. Daylight Savings Time Begins
>> Saturday, March 16, 2019. UMBA COCE Banquet at Eastwood Manor
>> Sunday, March 17, 2019. 3:30pm. Voices of Tabernacle Choir Anniversary

>> Sunday, April 14, 2019. Palm Sunday
>> Thursday, April 18, 2019. Maundy Thursday
>> Friday, April 19, 2019. Good Friday
>> Sunday, April 21, 2019. Resurrection Sunday

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