Our Story...

Mount Tabor has a rich history that began with a “muddy creek, a brush arbor, and a few noisy neighbors making themselves at home on somebody else’s land”. Rev. John Alspaugh, a circuit riding pastor, started nine Methodist churches in the surrounding area including Mount Tabor Methodist Church which was started in 1845. They purchased 7 ¼ acres of land that they had already been using as a church site from the owners of the land, the Moravian Church, which is where the church still stands today.

The story of Mount Tabor is one of people coming together and working together and being a part of God’s story here in this community. There have been several building programs and expansions through the years as the church came together and stepped out in faith and made sacrifices. The most recent building program took place in 2016 when three new buildings (children’s building, contemporary worship center and welcome center) were built and four spaces were renovated.

Today Mount Tabor is known throughout the community for its children’s ministry and youth ministry. It is also known for its preschool and afterschool programs and its Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts programs. Mount Tabor offers worship in three very different worship services with strong music programs associated with each one. It has a history that includes a cemetery with graves dating back to pre-civil war times as well as the most modern resources available today for worship and ministry.

Mount Tabor is a United Methodist Community of Faith. It is a part of the Yadkin Valley District of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference .  We have approximately 2100 members, three worship services, and ministries for persons of all ages. Mount Tabor has been a part of the landscape of Winston-Salem since 1845 yet is very much a 21st century church. Our mission is to “GATHER joyfully, GROW spiritually, and GO faithfully to share God’s Word in love and action.”


A Note From Pastor Mark...

Welcome to Mount Tabor United Methodist Church!  Mount Tabor is a great church where people love connecting to each other and are enthusiastic about experiencing God. It is a church that is alive and well.  The people at Mount Tabor are generous and give to the community in many ways.  It has a long history in the Mount Tabor community and is known for its children and youth programs, its diversity of worship opportunities, its music programs, Scouting programs, preschool and afterschool programs and its outreach to the community.


We believe in connecting people to God and to each other.  We understand the importance of these two connections and we are passionate about helping people make that happen.  Our mission is to GATHER, GROW, GO!  God has called us to gather joyfully in worship and celebration, grow spiritually in our relationship with God through Jesus, and to go faithfully outside the walls of the church to share God’s love with others.


At Mount Tabor you will find three very different worship services taking place on Sunday morning.  People of all ages and stages of life are involved at Mount Tabor.  There is something for everyone.  It is a church where you will feel welcomed, accepted and loved.  The staff is gifted and committed to serve you in any way they can.   Lots of people are involved in many different ways at our church.  If you are looking for a church home where you can get involved and find a place to serve, this is the place for you.  We are also a church where the worship services are Christ-centered and Spirit-filled.  Our goal is to do everything we can to make sure each one has the opportunity to experience God in some way.



Pastor Mark