January 2020  
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Senior Pastor

Dr. Tommy Vaughn

Becoming the Pastor at Tabernacle (as of April 22, 2018) has brought Tommy Vaughn back to his spiritual roots. Tommy, a Union native, says that one of his earliest memories involves being in the pre-school area of Tabernacle. Fast forward quite a few years, now Tommy is back in Union and serving Tabernacle as our Pastor. Since leaving Union to attend Wofford College, Tommy has embarked on a thirty year career in counseling, program leadership, and teaching in higher education with much of that time spent in Myrtle Beach, SC. While living in Myrtle Beach, Tommy also served as a Minister of Family Life and Interim Youth Minister. Tommy says, "It is a wonderful joy to be back at Tabernacle with a loving group of people who have been so instrumental in my own faith walk." Tommy hopes to see that pattern of love for God and others continue in Tabernacle.


Wofford College, BS, psychology

East Tennessee State University, MA, clinical psychology

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MA religious education

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, PhD, counseling and psychology

Favorite Bible verse:

Luke 2:52  "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man."

Tommy says he learned this verse in the fourth grade, and its words continue to remind him that we all must seek to emulate Christ's own journey of intellectual, physical, spiritual, and relational growth.


Youth Leaders

Alison and Cyle Coker

Our Vision: To strive daily to have a relationship with Christ and help students see the importance in this daily choice.   We stive daily to help our children see God's plans and teach the importance of His word and how important it is to talk to Him daily.  As a family and youth group we want others to see Christ in our lives and not be like to world but like Him!

Hobbies:  Cyles:  Hunting, Fishing, Softball, Gamecock Football and Baseball, Spending time with the Family



                  Alison:  Spending time with the Family, Gamecock Football and Baseball, Mary Kay, Shopping

Education:  Cyle -Electrical Engineering --Florence Darlington Technical College

                    Alison- BS in Business Management & Marketing--University of South Carolina

Favorite Bible Verses: Joshua 1:9--Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave.  Don't be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Favorite Hymn/Praise Songs:

What A Friend We Have in Jesus

The Blessing-John Waller

Hold Us Together--Matt Maher

Any Toby Mac Song






Jeanie Malone

Ministry Assistant

Delores Morgan

Hobbies – Family get-togethers; scrapbooking, cooking (especially desserts), collecting TV Western memorabilia  

Education – UHS Graduate; Classes at USC-Union 

Favorite Bible Verse – Proverbs 3:5-6 

Favorite Hymns – "How Great Thou Art"

                               "Peace in the Valley"

                               "To God Be the Glory"


Glenda Lawson, Ann Alexander, Melissa Smith

Sunday School Officers

In loving memory of Mrs. Jane and Mr. Fant.