Mission Statement


The mission of Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church, Fremont is to exalt Jesus Christ, equip believers for ministry by empowering them with the Word of God to the world as Jesus Christ commissioned in Matthew 28:19 - 20 (NKJV)

"19 Go therefore, and  make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." 

It is further our mission to provide educational, social and developmental forums to specifically enhance the spiritual growth and maturity of our children, teens, and youth adults.

Pastor Elder Richard R. Darden

Our Pastor


Elder Richard R. Darden

Elder Richard R. Darden is married to the Elder Geraldine Darden; from this union they have two children and five grandchildren. He is assigned two churches; Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church Fremont NC in September 2005 and Bryan Tabernacle United Holy Church, Snow Hill NC  in 2008.

The Shepherd's Shepherd

Our pastor is an awesome man of God. A man that is serious about his walk with God and Kingdom Building. He is a family man. Elder Darden is concerned and very supportive of his flock and others. He is not only Our Pastor; he is Our Friend that leads by example.

                                                                             The Flock

God's Grace and Mercy

 If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and heal the land.                             

                                       2 Chronicles 7:14

About Us


The Church

Gospel Tabernacle was organized in 1935. During that time the members where having worship services in each other homes. Between 1935 to 1938 the saints were under the Leadership of the Reverend Jesse Artis. In 1939 Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church was founded and built where it presently stands.


The Shepherd's

                                           Past and Present

Reverend Jesse Artis 

Reverend James Collins

Reverend Cleveland Ellis 

Reverend F.C. Barnes 

Reverend Chester Ashford 

Reverend Thurman McCuller 

Reverend Robbie Millard

Elder Richard R. Darden


Founders 1935 - 1938

Reverend Gracie Dickerson

Reverend Perrizine Lewis

Deacon Ed & Hattie Green

Deacon Bo & Nettie Ward

Mother Sadie Williams

Mother Lou Ella Jones

Mother Annie Bell Yelverton

"The Elect"

Pastor Elder Richard R. Darden

Elder Darden was called into the ministry by God October 2003. He attended United Holy Church Christian College in Greenville NC. Also Elder Darden is District Elder in the Eastern District and under his leadership he is assigned five churches.






About Us


First Lady Elder Geraldine Darden

* Married to Pastor Elder Richard Darden

* Associate Degree in Christian Education at United Christian College    Greenville NC

* Preached Initial Sermon June 1989 

Minister Jesse Lofton

* Married to Brother Johnny M. Lofton

* Received training under Elder Robbie  Millard & the Board of    Presbyterian 

* Preached Initial Sermon May 2002


Minister Carson Sutton

* Married to Sister Beverly Sutton

* Attended United Christian College Goldsboro, NC

* Preached Initial Sermon August 2010

About Us

Minister Carolyn Howell


* Married to Deacon Robert Howell

* Student at United Holy Christian College

* Masters in Theology - Studied and Trained under Dr. William J. Barber II

* Preached Initial Sermon 2002


Genuine                                                        Sure


Anointed                                      Justified


No upcoming events.


 Elder Richard R Darden - What The Resurrection Means To The Church


You Can't Get Away - First Lady Elder Geraldine Darden


Living on Borrowed Time - Minister Jesse Lofton


You Can't Live Without Breath - Minister Carson Sutton


When There Is No More; God Can Use That - Minister Carolyn Howell

Guest Speakers

Women's Day 2019 Minister Vera Singleton Prayer Is The Best Defense


You Don't Have To Stay The Same - Elder Andre Elliott

Musical Guest

He Laid His Hands On Me {by Reverend F. C. Barnes} Pastor Elder Richard R Darden 


Keeps On Making A Way { Reed's Temple } - GTUHC Choir

Digging Deeper Into The Word Of God


Homecoming 2018

Theme: "Once I Was Lost, BUT Now I Am Found"

For the Son of Man is come to seek and save that which was Lost.

                                                                                               Luke 19:10

Welcome Home

Singing Under the Anointing of God

Songs such as:  Yes Lord - Love Lifted Me - How Great Is Our God - Lion Of Judah 

 I Won't Complain- Solo by Minister Mia Harris

Gospel Tabernacle UHC & Judah Place of Deliverance has come together on this Day to give Praise & Honor to our Father

 Speaker: Apostle Mary Brown, accompanied by Judah Place of Deliverance, Goldsboro NC 

 Apostle Brown came to the throne of grace with the Holy Spirit leading the Charge !!!         

 Apostle Brown stated: She heard the Word of God reads "man shall not live by Bread          

 alone" and she went right into the Word of God.                                                                           

 Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-5 & 6                                                                                                              

 Thought: Bad Decisions Are Stories To Be Told, But Lessons To Be Learned                          


 Proverbs 3:1-5 & 6                                                                                                                           

1. My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments;                       

2. For the length of days, and long life,   and peace, shall they add to thee.                        

3. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table     of thine heart:                                                                                                                 

4. So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.          

5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding .

6. In all thy ways acknowledge him; and he shall direct thy paths.                                              


In this Life we will make them and we have made them                                                       

Proverbs 3:11 & 12                                                                                                                            

11. My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction.

12. For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delight



 The Lord corrects us because he loves us.                                                                                 

 We all have made bad decisions and probably are going to make some more.                         

 Bad Decisions materialistic things                                                                                                      

 1. Buying a Home                                                                                                                                

 2. Car                                                                                                                                                     

 3. Wrong Job                                                                                                                                         

 4. Marrying too early or too Late                                                                                                  

 5. Marrying the wrong Man or Woman                                                                                           

 6. Having Children before marriage                                                                                                  

 All of these at sometimes are consider Bad Decisions.                                                         

 Bad Decisions in the Bible                                                                                                         

 Adam       Genesis 2:16-17                                                                                                                

 16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest        freely eat:                                                                                                                      

 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the        day that thou eastest thereof thou shalt surely die                                                                

       1. Serpent tricked Eve                                                                                                                 

       2. Adam disobeyed God                                                                                                              

       3. Sin came into the World                                                                                                           

       4. Sin fell on all Humanity                                                                                                            

       5. Caused an innocent MAN to Die                                                                                         

         **  God sent HIS only begotten Son, who knew not Sin to come and Die in your place

              and to die in my place, for all humanity so we would receive him to have eternal Life **   

  If only he had known that it would have brought

       1. Sickness

       2. Disease

       3. Killing

       4. Disasters

  Absolute Truth -  is God's Truth

       1. Is the Word of God

       2. God is keeping the Books on Everything that we Do

       3. God is the Same today, yesterday, and forever

  Related Truth - Is what you think

       1. Is what people believe to be true with the lack of God's teaching, even in the church

       2. Is the way man think that God can not provide

       3. He can not keep our bodies from the subjection of the Holy Ghost

       4. Related Truth tells us to depend on welfare

  When we look at Adam and Eve, God let us know that we should not fornicate, but be married

  You should not committee Adultery 

  Honor your Mother and Father that your days may be long

  When God gave Eve to Adam and he looked and saw her nakeness, he went and killed the   first sacrifice.

  He shedded blood to cover her body because he knew that there were going to be more   immorality

  Abraham  Genesis 12:2  Genesis 16:2 Genesis 17:15-19                                                             

      1. Did not wait on the promise of God for his son being born to Sarah                  

      2. Listened to his wife to lay with Hagar                                                                     

  David    2 Samuel 11:4-5                                                                                                                           

      1. Committed Adultery with Uriah's wife Bath-sheba (2 Samuel 1-4)                                            

      2. She became pregnant (2 Samuel 11:5) 

      3. David had Uriah killed (2 Samuel 11:1-14) 


  Results of David's Bad Decisions                                                                                  

      1. Lost respect of his sons                                                                                              

      2. Amnon raped his half sister Tamar (2 Samuel 13:1-16)                                       

      3. Absoln killed his brother Amnon (2 Samuel 13:23-                                                             

      4. Absoln tried to take his kingship from his father (2 Samuel 15:1-19)                    

   Bad Decisions cost him his family

    2 Kings 5 - 1  

    Naaman was healed thru the prophet Elisha; Naaman wanted to bless him with some gifts 

    Gehazi true character came out, Naaman  a Syrian was cured of a skin disease (Leper). Elisha     refused the money but Gehazi ran after Naaman to claim something for himself.  You find     people today always trying to get something for themselves.

    BAD DECISION ARE STORIES TO BE TOLD, BUT LESSONS TO BE LEARNED                                                           





Contact Us

Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man that trusts in Him - Psalm 34:8

Gospel Tabernacle United Holy Church

600 South Sycamore Street, Fremont North Carolina 27830

(919) 242-4976


First Sunday Pastoral Service Time 11:00 am

Third Sunday Youth Day Time 11:00 am         

Sunday School First & Third Sunday Time10:00 am

Bible Study First and Third Wednesday Night, time 7:30 pm

Prayer Meeting Second & Fourth Wednesday Night Time 7:30 pm

Contact: Church & Appointment Secretary 

Sister Cherri Crawford


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