The Stony Point Tabernacle was founded by Rev. R.H. Hager (3/9/09-7/1/91). The Church was erected in the spring of 1945, and the first service was held on July 1, 1945. Sunday school was organized in July of 1945 with 42 persons in attendance. The church building has since then under gone many changes; there was a large expansion to the church in 1970 and a total remodel in 2007. Rev. R.H. Hager was Pastor from 1945 until 1991. Rev. Chuck Hager was Pastor from 1992 until 2005. On September 11th 2005, Tabernacle Called Rev. Wesley Hammer, to be their Pastor, He continues to serve today. In 2009 Tabernacle voted in their first deacons, Randy Barnes, Clyde Beach, Conley James, Connie Mack Chapman and Andy Lackey. On August 26th 2009 Rev. James Smith became the first Youth Pastor at Tabernacle. In March of 2010 Stony Point Tabernacle voted to change their name to Stony Point Tabernacle Baptist Church. There have been several preachers that have been sent out of the church and have pastored in Alexander County, Rev. Hinkle Little was one of these men. The church has seen the Lord bless and move in many ways over the years, with countless number of people saved and baptized. We look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in the coming years. Including the Building project we are currently in.
About Our Pastor:
Wesley Hammer was born and raised in Stony Point, NC. While attending services at Stony Point Tabernacle he was saved at the age of 13. He graduated from Alexander Central High School in 1985. He married his wife Paige on April 22nd 1990. After their marriage he moved to Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorsville where Bro. Stephen Dagenhart is the Pastor. While at Calvary he was blessed to serve as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, and Vacation Bible School Superintendent. Wesley and Paige have three children; Isaac, Landon, and Luke. God had delt with Wesley since High School about preaching the word of God but it wasn't until 2003 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church while Dr. James Lockee was preaching that Wesley submitted to the will and call of God and began to preach the Gospel. In April of 2005 the Stony Point Tabernacle called Wesley to supply for three months and on September 11th, 2005 they called him to be there Pastor. Wesley started West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry in 2008 and graduated in 2011 with a bachelors of divinity degree and his masters of divinity in Feb. 2013.
1 Corinthians 1:18 - For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.