Who We Are
Real life happens every day. Don't face it alone. DT is a community of real people leading people towards a real relationship with Jesus Christ. We offer three weekend services at three campuses, with relevant teaching and environments for every age and stage of life.
Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center, affectionately known as “DT”, is characterized as one of the hardest working churches in Pensacola, Florida. DT was originally designated, as a Christian Club for young adults, by Bishop Charles Young, in December of 1997. On January 1, 1998, he held the first church service. Sixteen of those who attended the club became saved and filled with the Holy Spirit; they also became the first members and diligently worked along side of Bishop Young, to build what is now Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center.
Bishop and Lady Young, their three boys and sixteen members, produced a church on the principle that if you build the people, they will build the Kingdom of God. The evidence is strongly apparent by the fruits of our ministry.
The facility the church began in, at 9420 Music Lane, was a workout gym that members renovated with their own hands. Within the ten years that DT has been established, we’ve purchased over 15 acres of land that includes the building of our sanctuary, Family Life Center, the Soul Center, and other properties. We currently serve as one church, in two different locations, with the establishment of Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center, located at 5470 Dogwood Drive, in Milton, Florida. Since its conception, this location has been able to maintain itself due to the efforts of our Department of Evangelism, which goes out into the neighborhoods on any given Saturday. Our Department of Evangelism also does the same in Pensacola, holding events that reach out to the community and draw other churches together to reach lost souls.
As a result of DT being built on the principle of building people, Bishop Young has established ministries that cover every area, such as our Recreation Ministry for the physical man, in which we hold basketball, softball, baseball, flag football, cheerleading, and other leagues; Kingdom Finance Classes for economical health and others, such as Men’s, Women’s, Teens, Youth, Marriage and Singles ministries. We also have a ministerial alliance that produces exceptional proclaimers and teacher of the gospel, several who are now pastors, even as far as Puerto Rico.
Love is the greatest of the Christian Virtues (ICor. 13:13) Love is declared to be the chief test of Christian discipleship. John 13:31, 35: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another. By this (love) shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another. ”I John 3:14: “We (Born Again Christians) know that we have passed from death (spiritual death) unto life because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abided in death.” The Christian must love God supremely and his neighbor as himself.
Commitment: Pledge, promise or duty regarded as a solemn responsibility . Be committed for the Cause of Christ. Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together (as believers), as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all more faithfully (consistent) as you see the day (the coming of Jesus) approaching.” We urge you to attend a morning service, night service (as we come together as one church), Word Explosion and Deliverance Services. Also you should avail yourself to the teaching ministries of the Church: e.g. Sunday School, Discipleship Training Union, Bible College, Institutes, and Revivals.
The Mission of the church is to evangelize the world. Mat. 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. “We gather to be edified. We scatter to Evangelize. As Believers, we are commissioned by Jesus to be responsible for the souls of those who don’t know Him as Savior. We must witness that others may be saved. Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me (Jesus) both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth.”
“So we being many, are one body in Christ, and everyone members one of another.” Mutually dependent on one another with love and respect. Romans 12:5
Ephesians 4:16. “For because of Jesus the whole body ( the church family, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part (with power adapted to its need) is working properly (in all its functions), grows to full maturity, building itself up in love.”…no divisions…..perfectly joined together… same mind…called unto the fellowship. (I Cor. 1:9,10)
Excellence: Superior quality; outstanding ability or worth. Daniel 6:3, “ Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him..”(5:12) “Learn to do well.” Isaiah 1:17
Tithing is God’s way to open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it (Malachi 3:10). The tithe is 10% of your income. Offerings: Malachi 3:8
1. We give because we love.
2. We give because we’re obedient.
3. We give because there is a need.
4. We give because we shall receive.
II Cor.9:6,7: “Soweth bountifully…reap also bountifully. Every manaccording as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give,… for God loveth a cheerful giver.”
We must obey those who are in authority. Hebrews 13:17, “Obey your spiritual leaders and submit (yield to the power or authority of another) to them continually recognizing their authority over you, for they are constantly keeping watch over your souls and guarding your spiritual welfare, as men who will have to render an account.” Jesus was obedient ( Luke 2:51; Philippians 2:8); Colossians 3:22, “Servants, obey in all things…fearing God.”
Character: personal qualities by which others judge or see you, Moral Excellence.Your personality is what you show people, your character is who you really are. We must live the life we talk about at Church, and away from church. “Let your light so shine that men will see your good works…” Mat. 5:16. Walk circumspectly in the world (live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people.)
a. A Spirit-Filled Church is a church that is led, guided and directed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy spirit is the Administrator of the Church (He is in control). I Corinthians 12:4-7
b. A Spirit-Filled Church will be a church full of power. “You will receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” Acts. 1:8
We must give God true worship. He is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. Our Father seeketh such to worship Him (John 4:23,24). “Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee.” Psalms 67;3, 110:4)
Preaching is Proclaiming.
a. Preach the Word. II Timothy 4:2
b. Preach unto them Jesus. Acts 17:18
c. Preach the Word of God. Acts 13:15
Teaching is Explaining.
a. Teaching them to observe all things Mat.28:20
b. Jesus taught them. John 7:14
God wants us to forgive each other as He has forgiven us. Matthew 6:12,14,15
“When you stand praying, forgive.” Mark11:25
“Forgive and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37
Through prayer and fasting you will be able to flow in the anointing of God. (Mark 9:29). Praying always with all prayers and supplication in the Spirit.” Ephesians 6:18
Faith is confidence, assurance and reliance on God, trusting God for who He is. He is all we need Him to be. Without Faith it is impossible to please God. When we come to Him we must believe that He is. (Hebrews 11:6) God expects believers to walk by Faith, not by sight… II Corinthians 5:7
“Let everything be done decently and in order.” I Corinthians 14:40. God expects His church to be orderly, disciplined, organized, strategic in planning, timely and seasonal.
Distraction cause to turn away ones focus of attention; Disturb; Agitate. When the Holy Spirit is ministering through the Minister, Teacher, Choir, Soloist, etc.; one’s focus should be on the ministering of the Holy Spirit and not be distracted by crying babies, a disorderly witness, loud outburst, etc.