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.


Just Trust The Lord & Do What God Says - Elder Richard Darden


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

By This Time Tomorrow Things Will Be Better Than They Are Right Now - Elder Ralph Love Jr


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

Musical Guest

God Is My Everything {by Chicago Mass Choir} Guiding Star Rose Hill NC

Whatever You Need - St James Stantonsburg

Digging Deeper Into The Word Of God



Bible Study

Taught by Elder Richard R. Darden

Topic: The Just Shall Live By Faith

Ecclesiastes 8:1-6

1. Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing?  a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

2. I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

3. Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

4. Where the word of a King is , there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou

5. Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgement. 

6. Because to every purpose there is time and judgement, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.

Facts about Habakkuk

  • Habakkuk is the 35th book of the Bible
  • It is the 8th Minor Prophet
  • Habakkuk means, He embracer or A Wrestler
  • Habakkuk was sensitive, a tender hearted man of God 
  • He loved God
  • He loved Gods' Law
  • He loved People
  • Habakkuk was consider the doubting Thomas because he always questioned God
  • Some believe that he may be a Levite who helped with the music of the temple
  • Habakkuk to food to Daniel in the Lion's Den ( Daniel 14:33-36)

Terms / Definitions

Babylonians - descendants of Chesed, the son of Abraham's brother Nahor

Burden - Heavy Load, 

Chaldeans - Semitic nomads {spoke varies languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic and some ancient languages} [Arabs, Canaanites, Hebrew, Ethiopians]

Contentions - a point advanced or maintained in a debate or argument

Grievance - a cause of distress

Iniquity - gross injustice: wickedness 2: a wicked act or thing : Sin

Injustice - Unfairness

Oracle - a priest acting as a medium through whom prophecy was sought from the gods, a message.

Spoiling - plunder taken from an enemy in war or from a victim in robbery

Strife - Bitter conflict

Violence- -behavior involving  physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone

Why God does not tell us everything

We can not handle it

We could not comprehend it 

We could not accept it

What do you do when it seems as through your prayers has gone unanswered

The Just Shall Live By Faith

Let your faith be bigger than your fears

Faith doesn't make things easy; It makes things possible

Faith is complete trust in knowing that God can do for you that which you could never do for yourself

Habakkuk Chapter 1

Habakkuk questions God

1). How long shall I cry; and thou wilt not hear

2). Even cry out unto three of violence, and thou wilt not save

3). Why does thou show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance

God Answers

God says I will work a work in your day, which you will not believe

I will raise up the Chaldeans

Sins of Judah (verses 1-4)





Violating the Law


Oppressing the Righteous



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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