Archives August 2014

Meet the Pastor

At the end of 2010, Gospel Tabernacle of Beaumont (formerly Amelia United Pentecostal Church) elected Rev. Michael and Michelle LaBrie to serve as their pastor. During the few short years that Pastor LaBrie has been here, we have seen great growth.

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At the end of 2010, Gospel Tabernacle of Beaumont (formerly Amelia United Pentecostal Church) elected Rev. Michael and Michelle LaBrie to serve as their pastor. During the few short years that Pastor LaBrie has been here, we have seen great growth. There is great excitement and anticipation about what the Lord has planned for this congregation that has been in existence for over 60 years. We are planning for growth and a great harvest of souls. Please join us at Gospel Tabernacle, where we are still spreading the Good News!

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In 1985, Michael LaBrie and Michelle Cole were married. Together they share their home with Pepper, their poodle.

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Rev. Michael LaBrie was born and raised in the Nederland area. As a child, he attended the First Pentecostal Church of Nederland, pastored by Rev. Chester Hensley. During his high school years, his family moved to Beaumont and began attending The Apostolic Church of Beaumont in 1979.

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Pastor LaBrie has been involved in a number of ministries, including Tape Ministry, Sound, Building Maintenance, Sunday School, Usher, Bus Ministry and Christian Intervention Program. He has also worked as Outreach Director, Youth Minister, and in Prison Ministry. He later attended Texas Bible College in Houston, where he served as Student Body President. He graduated with a degree in Theology and is a licensed minister with The United Pentecostal Church International. Pastor LaBrie was ordained by the United Pentecostal Church International at Texas District Campmeeting in 2010.

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In 1990, Pastor LaBrie founded Sun Travel Trailways. This endeavor was a life-long dream of his. It has blessed many aspects of not only local church assemblies but transportation for churches state-wide and ultimately the work of the Lord through donations and offerings to home and foreign missions.

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One of Pastor LaBrie’s strongest desires is for community involvement. He now currently serves on several community boards, including the Beaumont Yacht Club, the local chapter of the Salvation Army and until recently was president of Some Other Place.

Through his business, he also has served on the boards of South Central Motorcoach Association, Texas Motorcoach Council and the Texas Trailways Association.

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While being on staff as Administrative Assistant, Bro. Labrie was responsible for coordinating the functioning of over 25 departments, assisting with fellowship activities and the day-to-day administration of The Apostolic Church. He was instrumental in initiating many different aspects of ministry there, including B.L.A.S.T. (Beaumont Linking Apostolic Singles Together, an annual singles conference), and S.A.L.T. (Service And Leadership Training).

Pastor LaBrie also served as the Coordinator for the Texas District Family Campmeeting and Texas District Ministers’ Conference both held annually involving over 300 churches and 600 plus ministers.

In late 2009, Bro. LaBrie resigned his position with The Apostolic Church and joined with Bro. Marvin Cole in Apostolic Faith Ministries to reach the world for Christ, one soul at a time. In this ministry, he has been instrumental in assisting Texas District churches during times of natural disaster as well as traveling abroad to minister in the foreign fields.

About GT

Jesus told us, His disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Gospel Tabernacle is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Gospel Tabernacle members are involved in a variety of ministries from cleaning the baptistry to sending cards to the homebound.

Mission Outreach

Gospel Tabernacle is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers.

Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music department. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of Gospel Tabernacle, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

Ushers and Hostesses

The usher and hostess team at Gospel Tabernacle fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher and hostess team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Gospel Tabernacle. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes.

August 24, 2014

Very special “thank you” to everyone that helped with the Some Other Place Tasting! From preparations, salad making, decorating and serving, this
event requires a lot of hard work and you all are appreciated! See our photo gallery here. We also had a great time at the 50+ fellowship on Saturday night. Thank you, Sis. Abshire. Please remember to invite someone to 5th Sunday Friend Day next Sunday! Expect great things!
Pastor Michael G. LaBrie