Who We Are
Ministry has been in the forefront of my mind for as long as I can remember. As the grandson of an "Old Time" Pentecostal preacher, I can remember the excitement and passion that was evident when my grandfather preached. I was enthralled with the power of God in the lives of other ministers I was privileged to meet. When I was 12, God placed a definite call on my life to the ministry. Then, just about 2 years later God placed a burden for foreign missions in my heart. God began to deal with me specifically about working in Haiti. As I grew older I thought perhaps my ministry might take a different turn. I served as Youth Director and Assistant to the Pastor in my home church in Kennett, Missouri for about 7 years. However, the call to the foreign field never left me. Finally in 1989, God graciously allowed my wife and I, along with our 4 year old daughter to begin our ministry in Haiti. We served as Directors of the Bible School from 1989 until 1993. In 1993 we were appointed as Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church of Haiti. Then, as often the case when in ministry, God began to deal with us about a change in our ministry. In 2003 we resigned as missionaries and became Pastor of Bible Tabernacle. It is especially fulfilling for me to be a part of a church that is so radically and culturally diverse. The different ethnic groups add such a rich blend and depth to our worship. It is great to be a part of a church that has a passion for reaching the hungry, helpless and hurting of the world. At Bible Tabernacle there is a place for everyone regardless of race, language, culture or social status. I am grateful to God for leading us here to serve as Pastor of this thriving, vibrant congregation. There are several things we love about Bible Tabernacle of Brandon. Of course being in Florida give us great weather! The people of Bible Tabernacle are really what make the difference. They are what make serving here so special. When we came as the new Pastor, we were greeted with love and kindness. Over the years I have seen this same love and kindness extended to guests and visitors of all different races and nationalities.
Bro. Greg Sharp
Greg Sharp serves as administrator and teacher of the Cross Life Class and is director and lecturer of Bible Prophecy Institute, Brandon, FL. Greg brings a unique blend of corporate Fortune 100 experience with 25 years in the Information Technology and Wireless Communications industries coupled with formal education at Apostolic Bible Institute, St. Paul, MN. Greg served as Sr. Pastor at First UPC, Memphis, TN and founded Ministry Dynamics, a Church Growth consulting firm focused on equipping ministry and church leaders for growth. Greg's 30 year love and passion for ministry is evidenced by his disciplined approach to investigation, research and presentation of Biblical and Prophetic concepts.
Bro. Nathan Boyd
Nathan has worked with college and career, teens, and children for many years and has a passionate desire to see the next generation pick up the torch of truth. He originates from New Brunswick, Canada, but has lived in Florida and attended Brandon Bible Tabernacle since 2012. Nathan has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a Doctoral degree in the life sciences. He has taught at Universities in Canada and the USA but there is no subject he would rather teach than the Word of God. Nathan is married to Heather and they have been blessed with three children.