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The Tabernacle has been Spirit-Filled & Non-Denominational from The Beginning. When the so-called “Jesus Movement” arrived in Southwest Florida in the early 1970s, it brought an interest in the Holy Spirit and a distaste for the rigid rules of the denominations.

The Tabernacle church started with a series of meetings that took place near 17th Street and Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota. A group of people started  meeting weekly, sharing in the Gospel,  serving the community, loving each other, and seeking the richness of the charismatic experience.

Since those early days, The Tabernacle, has been a place where people from all backgrounds can find acceptance, the teaching of the Word of God, and a place to worship and serve with like-minded people who love the Lord and our community.

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