In the early months of 1960, a congregation began meeting in the home of John J. and Geraldine Nedbalek. This congregation was growing and in August, 1960 the church on the corner of Shady Lane and Resistol Drive was purchased. Reverend Nedbalek chose the name of Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church. This name was chosen due to the memories of the church where “Bro. Ned” (as he was called by most people) was first saved and he had attended in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and also that this was a step of “faith” with the Lord’s leading.
Reverend & Mrs. Nedbalek were faithful to God’s calling and always had a heart for their people.
At the time deemed necessary, Reverend Nedbalek was directed of God to ask his son-in-law, Rev. Harliss Turner, married to Gloria, the youngest daughter of Reverend Nedbalek, to continue this work and become the pastors of the church. Failing health problems had been hindering Bro. Ned and on June 26, 1999 he passed from this life.
Reverend Nedbalek and Reverend Turner had a vision to serve God and to be a greater witness to the community. The location of Faith Tabernacle was in a residential area and there was no way to enlarge the church. Remembering a dream and vision of Reverend Nedbalek, Reverend Turner was led to a 3+ acre plot of land in which to relocate the church. The Lord was definitely in this transaction and in 2003 the property was purchased and the church was blessed to pay cash for the property. In March, 2004 construction began.
Faith Tabernacle was a 5,000 square foot facility and the current building is over 16,000 square feet. The building has a beautiful sanctuary, a nice fellowship hall with kitchen, classrooms and offices. This building was completed on March 12, 2008.
Since the church was changing locations, Reverend Turner thought it would be good to also update the name of the church to “Shiloh Worship Center”. Ever since construction began the name of Shiloh Worship Center was birthed in our hearts. Not only because of the street name, but also in the Bible, reference is made to Shiloh in the book of Joshua.
Pastor Harliss Turner was faithful and dedicated to his calling and the congregation that had been entrusted to him. However, as building is a rather stressful experience, Reverend Turner’s health began to have multiple problems and on December 13, 2010, he went on to a higher calling in Christ. Upon the death of her husband, Gloria Turner stepped in as pastor of the church and is currently carrying on the work of the Lord.
We are proud of our endeavors for the Kingdom of God and pray that many souls will be saved, healed and delivered. We encourage you to come and be a part of this body of believers. We love the Lord and would love to see you and to enjoy the presence of the Lord together.
Affiliated with Victory New Testament Fellowship International, Rev. Larry Skelton, President