Church History

Apostolic Christian Tabernacle is a Bible believing church located in Ludington, Michigan.  Our congregation was founded by Rev. Beulah and James Davis in theSpring of 1966, in the old Pere Marquette town hall.  In the mean time they began looking for property in the area to build their own building.  After about three months, in the fall of 1966, they purchased the current property on North Meyers Road.  All that was on the property back then was an old farm house with no running water or bathroom and a partially constructed concrete block building.  They lived there for about three or four years while raising the last of their six children.  At that time they tore down the old house and put a mobile home on the property.  Which is still there today.  Since that time many upgrades have been made and many friends and family have stayed there.

After holding services for three years in the town hall the congregation decided to change locations.  Services were held for about a year in the basement of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Carrier’s home on Jebavy Drive.  This allowed the congregation to save money for their new building.  That unfinished concrete block building was finished in about 1970.  It was a labor of love with the men of the church working on weekends and evenings to finish it.  It had restrooms and a large room divided into two.  One section for the main services and in the back section Sunday School classes were held.  About five years later they put an addition onto the building which housed four permanant Sunday School classrooms.

Rev. Beulah Davis pastored the church for about 27 years before her health deteriorated to the point that she had to resign from her position.  At that time her son-in-law Rev. Earl Carrier was voted in by the congregation as Pastor.  Pastor Carrier has been shepherding the church ever since that day in 1992.

During Pastor Carrier’s time as pastor many more changes have taken place.  The congregation decided to change the name of the church from United Pentecostal Church to Apostolic Christian Tabernacle in 1995. At that time they also began saving money for a new building.  The church members had grown in number since those early days.  Larger sunday school rooms were needed and so was a gathering place for potlucks and special events.  In the spring of 1997 the ground was broken to begin work on a brand new church building, just ten feet behind the old building.  Construction lasted two long years and in the fall of 1997 the excited congregation moved in.  During that time of construction, which was lead by Jim Davis, many members of the congregation gave of their time and finances to see their dream become reality.

Today our bustling congregation is growing yet again.  We are lead by a fantastic seasoned Man of God.  Pastor Carrier is loved and respected by many throughout our State and Nation.  He is not just the shepherd of this congregation but he and his wife Carolyn are spiritual parents and grandparents to many people.  He is as the Bible records about David, a man after God’s own heart.