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



About our Church

          Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church is located in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem at 340 Convent Avenue on the corner of 144th Street. Established in 1954, we are a small church with a big heart.  Our doors are open to any and all who want to know more about Jesus Christ and serve Him to the fullest. 

          We have several ministries, from singing and praise dancing to community outreach.  We also have an awesome Christian Education Ministry. Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30pm  for Bible Study and Prayer Service and on Sundays at 11:00am for morning worship and see for yourself!    < more >



About our Pastor 


          Rev. Crenshaw was installed as pastor of the Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church in September, 2005. Determined to engage in ‘Ministry that Makes a Difference’, Pastor Crenshaw’s ministry focus has been “Developing a Spirit of Excellence;” so that the ‘Greater Tab’ family would be fully equipped for service and stand ready to effectively impact their surrounding community, city and state for Christ.

          Guided by the Holy Spirit, service and teaching ministries have been revived, fellowships renewed, the Congregation has stabilized and Greater Tabernacle is growing once again. A Native of New York City, the ministry of Pastor Crenshaw reflects his love for Children, Youth and Young Adults, with such ministry activities as “Friday Night Live”, Gospel Roller Skating and the GTBC ‘Special Forces’ Youth Ministry.

          There is also a special place in his heart for the elders, affectionately known as the “Classics” at Greater Tab. As a result of being instrumental in the lives of so many, he has become the neighborhood Pastor to many who have not yet committed to a local Church but realize the need for God during challenging times.

          Recognizing the need for local ministries to work together, Pastor Crenshaw is actively engaged with the Pastors of Greater New York; he is a regular attendee of Hampton University’s Ministers Conference and The National Baptist Convention Inc; he has held various positions in United Missionary Baptist Association and Empire State where he assists in the spiritual development of over 1500 youth throughout the State of New York; and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI), a world renown organization instrumental in providing affordable housing in the Harlem Community.

          Pastor Crenshaw loves the Lord with all his heart, mind and soul. He is determined to do whatever it takes to reach the masses with the Good News of Jesus Christ. His enthusiasm for God and the things of God is evident in his preaching, teaching and outlook on life – he remains confident that “the best is yet to come.”


For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

1 Corinthians 9:19, 22

Reverend Jeffrey M. Crenshaw, Pastor

Pastor Jeffrey Crenshaw
Pastor Crenshaw and the Diaconate Ministry
Corner of Convent Ave and 144th Street
Men's Ministry
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